(Closed) My 'BLUSH' dress arrived BUT… its BRIGHT PINK

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 46
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

It’s baby pink instead of blush, but I think it’s gorgeous and you look great in it! I’d wear the heck out of that dress. 

Post # 47
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I would not recommend bleaching it! Depending upon what you paid, you may want to have it professionally dyed. It is beautiful and looks great on you. If you cannot change the color, order another and sell this one on ebay? The pictures of you in it outside look good- the picture of just the dress, the color looks much more pink. good luck!

Post # 48
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I think it’s cute, but I do think it looks like a little kid’s ballet outfit. 

Post # 49
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

cookiebride:  Oh dear, what a disappointment! You have a lovely figure and it’s a pretty dress but that colour should not be near silky formal wear! Good luck on dying it, that blush dress you posted was a perfect shade. The cut of the candyfloss pink dress is flattering at least. I’m sorry your Fiance loves it – Darling Husband and I have these moments too. I just wonder ‘why do I ever listen to your opinion if you think THIS looks good? What other ridiculous states have you allowed me to leave the house in?!’ LOL!

Post # 50
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Buzzing Beekeeper

babeba:  bleach is too harsh and unpredictable. It eats fabric even when watered down. Rit makes  a color stripping agent, it’s much easier to work with. However, given the delicate fabric of this dress I would take a small unnoticeable piece of tulle and experiment before dipping the whole dress. If it is polyester the dye will hardly budge

for the record – you can’t “dye” a fabric to a paler shade. It just doesnt work like that. Dye makes color stronger, not deminish the existing shade

Post # 51
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I honestly think its not as bad as you think it is! And I agree with a PP who said that it seems a lot less pink and more blush in the natural light on your skin tone then it does inside on a hanger but to each her own.. can you return it and get the other one that you seem to love?

Post # 52
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

theatrejulia:  I don’t think I ever suggested she should try to dye it a lighter colour? I’ve used bleach before on fabric, with decent results – though as you point out it’s quite harsh. Personally I don’t know if I would try dyeing something that already has colour to anything else other than black because you can end up with some crazy colours. I hadn’t seen that RIT product – I’ll keep an eye out for it!

Honestly though, if OP has a dress she’s never going to like in that colour, what’s the harm in trying to experiment with it? And if the dress ends up a little brittle because of that – it isn’t as though she’s looking to wear this dress regularly for years. She bought it for one set of pictures. 

Post # 53
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

cookiebride:  well at least you now rest assured that your fiancé is definitely straight.

Post # 54
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

it would make an adorable flower girl dress. Definitely looks more suited to a little girl. 

Post # 55
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Buzzing Beekeeper

babeba:  simply suggesting an easier product to work with that is slightly more gentle on the fabric. Also to experiment with a small swatch, not dip the whole thing in a bucket. Rit products, even the striping agent can be found at almost any supermarket. Walmart, target and national fabric stores also sell it. The liquid does better than the powder. It is easy to get an even dye job, but the tub should be bigger. I use a domestic washing machine when a ventalated costume crafts room is not available. Just do a bleach load with old towels after.

I have read people, including on his thread, suggest dying it a lighter color. Just want to correct that thinking. It wasn’t directed at you, that’s why it was in a second paragraph.

Post # 56
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I actually love the color. I was thinking it was going to be more of a hot pink. You should wear the dress, it’s honestly not that bad. 

Post # 57
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

babeba:  actually, you were correct. We use Rit tan dye to knock down and antique colors all of the time for dance costumes. 

Post # 58
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Honey bee

bubblegum or blush? Hardly matters when you look that good in the dress

Post # 59
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

cookiebride:  Wait, what? Your definition of “bright” is really similar to my definition of “pale pastel.” I think you may just be mentally trained from youth to think that any pink at all is childish, because that is an understated, soft pink that is feminine and lovely. Yes, it’s not “blush,” but it’s a pretty colour.

Post # 60
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - County courthouse

It Doesn’t Look bad…I was expecting hot pink. Personally I would dye it.

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