Post # 1
I met my dress last night for the first time! I happened to mention to the woman in the dress shop that I wanted to dye my crinoline and she said that was very fun and cool but warned me that often, you CAN see the color through the dress.
My dress is lined but I definitely don’t want the color to show through in photos and stuff. Our colors are brown and oranges so really the only fun color in the scheme is orange so that’s what I was going to dye it.
Anyone have experience with this?
Post # 3
I’ve seen pictures of dyed crinoline under dresses and I haven’t been able to see them through the dress; however, I think a lot of it has to do with how rich the pigment is when the crinoline is dyed and also what material your dress is made of. Something like chiffon or satin/silk with one light layer underneath may possibly show opposed to something organza or satin/silk with layers of poof underneath. Depends on the dress, me thinks. 🙂
Post # 4
Can you do a test run? Buy some crinoline and dye it to the color you want and then hold it up under your dress and see what happens. This way, you don’t do it to the actual dress and then end up regretting it. Or is that too much of a hassle?
Post # 5
LeahB: Well, it’s not a bad idea but there are a few problems that make a test sort of hard and may not alleviate all concerns.
1) My dress right now lives at the shop I bought it at, waiting for alterations.
2) Crinoline is not inexpensive and I don’t really want to have to buy more than one just to try this out.
3) If the colored crinoline cannot be seen in indoor light but can be seen outdoors or with certain flashes or something… well, I can’t test every situation, obviously. 🙁 My wedding ceremony is hopefully going to be outdoors and the reception will be inside, so there will be different lightening happening.
I was hoping some people that have tried this might be able to weigh in or something. I’ve only seen a few pictures of it. Perhaps I’ll have to settle for orange shoes. 🙂
Post # 6
well, I didn’t try it for the same reason you mention. however, it just dawned on me that you woudn’t necessarily have to dye the whole crinoline…you could just dye the inside layers. That way, the outside would still be white, and would hopefully alleviate the showing-through-the-dress issue, but you could still have that pop of color if you lifted your skirt high enough.
Post # 7
True, good points. What about finding a piece of fabric or even paper (but bright enough, or even brighter than) in the color you want, and hold it up under the top layer of your dress, then just ask the shop if you can bring it outside for some more natural light. Or even hold the whole thing up to the light, and see if any color comes through. Or Mrs. Corn has a great idea too! Sorry I’m not more help (my dress doesn’t even really have any crinoline), maybe someone else has done it. But orange shoes would be really fun!! My friend is wearing red heels for her wedding next month. Or as she calls them "kick-a$$ red heels!"
Post # 8
I think that the gal on indiebride who dyed the crinoline bought one cheap off eBay to experiment with. Maybe you can do that too. Or you could find her post and email her directly. Although I agree that whether it shows through will depend on your dress, so perhaps another bride’s experience doesn’t tell you everything you need to know.