(Closed) A coloured dress I'm considering making: too different or just fabulous?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I stick with it, adapt it, or pass?
    Go with the burgundy original : (53 votes)
    34 %
    Go with the design but change the burgundy to pale pink : (56 votes)
    36 %
    Go with the design but change the colour (explain what colour) : (9 votes)
    6 %
    Don't do it : (38 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 17
    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I love love love the idea of this dress, but agree with previous posters that burgundy/red is perhaps not the best choice of colour. I don’t think it would work in the baby pink either.

    Maybe in other dark colours like emerald green or violet?

    Post # 18
    2842 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @babe_bamboo:  I know for sure… wouldn’t go for an all over colour in any colour.

    Why not? If these are your colours, why not? There are many people who don’t suit white or ivory (I am one of them).

    Emerald in particular would be fine for a summer wedding. You could pair it with other bright colours and just go for a rainbow of brightness.

    Post # 19
    207 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2017 - Baltimore. MD.

    @babe_bamboo:  Frankly, It looks great as it is. I personally prefer darker velvet colors. A Paler color might look nice but if you love it, stick with it.

    Post # 21
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @saffy:  +1, the ombre effect really does look like she’s slowly bleeding to death.

    You could totally do a white/ivory lace top with a burgundy (or any other colour) velvet skirt though. I think darker, jewel-tone colours would be more flattering in velvet, although if you’re very slim the blush pink would work too.

    Post # 22
    2496 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @babe_bamboo:  I like the original (burgundy) for a fall wedding but I think the pink would look nice too. My only concern is that the pink looks a little too sweet.

    I’ve seen the image before and never thought it looked like blood until other PP mentioned it.

    Post # 23
    6107 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @babe_bamboo:  I first saw this dress on the Hair & Makeup by Steph blog and instantly loved it. I never once thought it looked like she was stabbed lol. I think the burgandy color looks amazing!

    Post # 24
    945 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I don’t think she looks like she’s been stabbed, but I’m not a fan of how it looks. 

    Post # 25
    3039 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @babe_bamboo:  I vote for emerald, it’s such a great colour if you can wear it (I can’t, being blond I look like I’m five minutes from port whenever I wear green)!

    Post # 26
    1283 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @clairebbbear:  I love the Wai Ching! I wish I had known about her before I bought my traditional dress!

    I think the original dress is gorgeous too! I honestly don’t think anyone is going to think “blood!” when its your wedding day and they see it in person! If you don’t do the burgundy, I agree with other PP who say pick another rich hue, nothing to childlike and eastery. This is a grown up and bold dress, so the colour has to match the feeling!

    Post # 27
    1627 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I have a couple of suggestions on how to adapt it.  For one I think velvet is not appropriate for september.  Winter yes but not fall.  So I would do something else on the bottom.  Something not as heavy and stiff.  I would also not make the ombre go up into the abdomen.  I would have it start at the bottom and go up to about mid thigh.  I love the raspberry color on the top half but I don’t like how it jumps from dark (the deep red skirt) to a much lighter color at the waistline.  It should be more gradual.  Kind of like the last wai ching dress posted, except starting darker.  Hopefully that all made sense

    Post # 29
    3696 posts
    Sugar bee

    This is a cool idea … my $0.02, though is that the ombre effect looks really weird on white lace, like the gown got wet and the color is bleeding. Which, I get, is the point of ombre – but on lace it just looks odd to me.

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