Dyeing your dress? (pics)

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Have you? (can choose multiple)
    Dyed a long/full wedding gown myself : (0 votes)
    Paid someone to dye a long/full wedding gown (please list company below) : (3 votes)
    38 %
    Dyed a shorter/simpler dress myself : (3 votes)
    38 %
    Paid someone to dye a shorter/simpler dress or item (please list company below) : (0 votes)
    Other described below : (2 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
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    398 posts
    Helper bee

    @Shkragoldfish:  

    I recently bought a new shop sample for £50 from a friend who owns a bridal and evening dress shop. I am happily married, so I have no need for a wedding dress, but I am always looking for interesting fromal frocks as my husband and I attend numerous white balls and events every year. I am very picky about fabrics, and hate polyester. The ever-increasing casualisation of society is making it difficult to find formal frocks unless one wants to spend thousands of pounds.

    The dress I bought is silk taffeta, and I intend to have it dyed either navy blue or aubergine. I haven’t quite made up my mind. This is a stock image of the dress. The train will come off.

    I have worked with two UK-based garment and fabric dyeing services in the past, and they have achieved good results. Silk can generally be died quite easily, but the thread used, which is often polyester, won’t take the colour. It is best if the dress has some room as shrinkage may occur.

    I am also playing with the idea of adding black silk lace and creating accents. I won’t need it until February, when I am going to the Vienna Opera Ball. There will be 100+ debutantes, so it can’t stay the way it is. The pictures below are not of wedding dresses, but of formal couture frocks.

     

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    320 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I want to do this.I was looking at cutting it off and adding a belt so it looks like the top version of the blush divina.

    So tagging in!

    Post # 6
    Member
    11 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I love the middle black lace and ivory dress! Who is that by???????

    Post # 7
    Member
    398 posts
    Helper bee

    @Hoot_owl:  

    It is designed by Lela Rose, but it does not seem to be available anywhere anymore. I had found it on-line several weeks ago at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus in the evening/ball dress sections. I think it was around 3,100 quid – my Web version of NM shows prices in British pounds.

    The link still works, but the purchase option disappeared: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/Lela-Rose-Cap-Sleeve-Backless-Lace-Cady-Gown-Black-Ivory/prod158830119/?ecid=NMALRFeedJ84DHJLQkR4&ci_src=14110925&ci_sku=prod158830119skuBLACKIVORY

     

    Post # 8
    Member
    320 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Im looking at dying it blush taking off the bottom and buying a black bow belt to go round it. and a black strucktured jacket so i can wear it to occasions and parties. this is a pic of it before the fitting and before i lost 2 inches.x

    Post # 9
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    518 posts
    Busy bee

    I actually want to have a blue ombre wedding dress when the time comes so I also want to know if it’s possible because I can’t find any blue gowns I like stock!

    Post # 11
    Member
    398 posts
    Helper bee

    @Shkragoldfish:  

    I second that. When she sits down, it will come up even more, and completely expose her knickers.

    I am not a prude either, but she writes that she wants to wear the dress to special occasions and parties. Well, in my book cocktail dresses must be knee-length or a little above the knees, and it seems that Wikipedia agrees with me: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocktail_dress. A dress that short would be more suited for a club.

     

    Post # 12
    Member
    320 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    lol

    @Shkragoldfish:  

     

    Lol its not as short as it looks in that pic how ever i would have them fill the V in with pleating so that the front was straight. The sides and back of the dress are very close to the top of my knee. by special occasion i mean on holiday for my anniversary which i wouldnt wear a dress to my knee anyway!

    I dont mind if wikipedia doesnt agree with that, wikipedia doesnt know the length of the dress or my size and body shape.

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