(Closed) Can you dye a wedding gown????

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
10361 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Depending on fabric, you can ADD color, but I doubt that you would be able to bleach a dress without damaging it.

Post # 4
8351 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

You can dye anything, but some things like a wedding dress, I would have a professional take care of. It is much harder to dye something from dark to light than it is to dye something from light to dark.

If I understand your colors correctly and the color of the gown correctly, I think they would compliment each other very well.

Post # 5
9050 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I bought my house from a developer and it’s grey walls with ivory trim, so clearly a designer somewhere along the way said those colours are a good match.

I don’t think you’ll have a problem at all leaving it ivory.

Post # 7
4410 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

You wouldn’t be dying it. White is lighter than ivory, so it would involve removing color from the dress…  I would keep looking. Dying or removing color sounds very risky to me and costly. What would you do if you don’t like the results?

Post # 9
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I wouldn’t change a thing about that dress. It’s beautiful and it soounds like it goes perfectly with the day you’ve been planning. Enjoy the dress!

Post # 10
2280 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

You could lay it out in the sun! I’m only half joking, haha. Sun is the ultimate bleacher, and I doubt it would do any damage (like a liquid bleacher could). Then again, the gown would look great as-is. 🙂

Post # 11
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t think you can safely turn something that’s ivory into white, but I don’t think ivory would be a problem in your colour scheme. I really wouldn’t worry about the colours of your programmes vs your dress. No-one but you is paying that much attention. 

On a general note about dyeing things, you can generally dye natural fabrics (silk, cotton, linen) but not synthetics (nylon, polyester). But the other Bee was right, who said it’s not dyeing to make something lighter. 

Post # 12
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I don’t think you will have a problem. The color which is called diamond white is actually a light ivory as I understand. I know it has been said but I think ivory and grey go nicely together, it’S more vintage than modern but that sounds like what you are going for. 

Post # 13
3226 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hi date twin…I think your ivory dress looks awesome – I’m glad it will all work out to your original plans!

Post # 14
12 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

For me I like ivory and think it looks great .. if you really want white it’s better to look for another one you don’t want to take a risk on a your wedding dress..

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