Post # 1
OK i found a nice dress i like and i want to use it as a reception dress. me and a friend decided to buy a thing of bleach to get it from the light pink color ( i am not a light pink person) to white. well just to say nothing happened. i looked and saw that the dress is polyester ( i know spelling lol) I keep reading that polyester does not dye easy and you have to get the dress hot ht only problem is that the dress has plastic boneing in it and has beads all over the bodice so i don’t want to melt anything. I found one girl said she used normal dye and after it dryed she took a iron to it but again the beeds can melt. so idk what to do if i can’t get it white than i will go a different color but i want to know if i can even dye the dress. any one have experiance doing this? thanks
Post # 3
With something this important, I wouldn’t run the risk of ruining the dress I liked, I’d take it somewhere to get it professionally dyed! Sorry I can’t be of more help =(
Post # 4
thanks the main reason that i can’t take it to get done professionaly is the only place that will do it by me wants more money than the dress was bought for. lol i don’t have the money for that. the other thing is i did not buy the dress ( i was bought for a nother wedding that did not happen as a bridesmaides dress and than given to my friend that can’t fit in it so i guess if it gets recked i can always just fully stick with the main dress.
Post # 5
It is my understanding that polyester won’t dye or bleach easily. To do so requires pretty harsh chemicals to alter the fiber.
Post # 6
I have never tried dying a dress like that, but I know that bleach is not reliable to count on it turning the dress white. It could turn white, but it may be uneven or spotty, or sometimes bleach actually gives things an orange-ish tone. I also will probably come out differently around the boning and beads than other areas.
I say don’t risk it, keep looking until you find a white dress you like.