OR: Hand painted Silk Dress – Honest Opinions of my Blush/Blue/Grey Ombre dress

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which should I choose?
    Handpainted Dress - Doesn't get more unique than that (once ironed and altered) : (10 votes)
    20 %
    Stick with the original (its Alfred Angelo, but very similar to the Wtoo I posted) : (9 votes)
    18 %
    Watters Muna : (20 votes)
    39 %
    JLM Blush 1305 Rosemary : (12 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Sorry but the first dress looks like someone spilled kool aid on it and ruined it 🙁 I voted for the third dress but like the second one. Any pictures with you in the dress you bought? I like the last one too 

    Post # 4
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    465 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I like the idea your going with and can see your vision… If you choose this one, you need to dye that underlay a much darker blue.. at the moment it looks half finished and confused. Give it a go and see how it looks then.

    I look forward to seeing it finished and steamed 🙂 I also think accessorising it with blue will also help tie the look your going with together.

    Post # 5
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    57 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I’m not sure which dress I like most – I really like the bottom detailing on Muna but love the shape/color of JLM.

    The main thing is that the ombre isn’t pronounced enough in the dress. I feel like it should be a little more throughout the dress, and a little bit more defined, just so that it looks more intentional and has more of a “fade” going on. I’ve seen some pretty neat ombre wedding dresses, I just feel like it really has to have a very specific look – otherwise it might seem like a stain to first glances. I DO think it could totally work, though.

    Post # 6
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    2595 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m all for going creative with colours and styles, but I’d be very nervous about being able to pull off a hand-dyed dress.

    If you want that ombre kind of look, have you considered Wai Ching?

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    They also do custom gowns/colours, and I tihnk even their custom designs would be a touch cheaper than Alvina Valenta etc.

    Post # 7
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    588 posts
    Busy bee

    The Watters Muna dress is SO gorgeous. I think it would be perfect for a subtle under-the-sea wedding.

    The photos of the painted one don’t look intentional – it looks dirty, not ombre. Maybe when you’re finished it’ll look differently, but right now I’d say that’s a big no for me.

    Post # 8
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    1072 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    If you want my brutally honest opinion, the ombre dress looks kind of like the bottom got eaten by blue mould. It sort of has that spotty look… I love the idea, but the execution needs some work. Otherwise I like the 3rd dress a lot for your theme.

    Post # 9
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    6204 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I like the last dress.

    Foe the painted one, it’s too subtle. You need to do a lot more painting to make it look intentional. It also looks a little blotchy, So unless it doesn’t look like that in person, I’d scrap that project 

    Post # 10
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    15 posts
    Newbee

    <br />The third dress has the elegance of a wedding

    Post # 11
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    230 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    rather then painting why don’t you try dip dying with fabic dye because right now it looks a bit spotty but I love the idea.

    Post # 13
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    6644 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Please don’t use/wear the hand painted dress, I am sorry it just looks horrible and looks like someone spilled something on it

    Post # 15
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    244 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    jennyferr:  i think the handpainted dress has the potential to be amazing! It just doesnt look completly finished. I would suggest making the ombre darker and more vibrant with a darker color on the bottom. 

    I would finish it and see how it turns out, if you dislike it you can always wear the other ones but it could be awesomly unique!

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