Post # 1
looking for suggestions as to what to do with my gown:
i love it and would love to wear it again (it’s a nicole miller, offwhite silk chiffon, strapless with some draping, but no embroidery etc). but am worried it’ll look too bridey.
should i dye it? shorten it? just clean it and pack it away? sell it?
Post # 4
I think we require pictures to make this decision 🙂
Post # 5
I would do a “Trash the dress” session and then get it changed into a cute cocktail dress, but that’s probably b/c I’m planning on doing that with mine 🙂
Post # 6
For an accurate opinion, I’ll need to see pics please. 🙂
I definitely say no to cleaning it and sticking it in the closet though!
Post # 7
i would love pix. but my first thought is to donate it as well.
Post # 8
I like the idea of donating it 🙂
or show us pics so we can help!!!
Post # 9
Donating it to something like Brides for Breast Cancer is always nice… or if you were super sentimental, just keep it. Nothing wrong with that. Trash the dress always sounded like so much fun, though!
Post # 10
if you want to dye it, make sure the fabric is dyeable before you get your heart set on that. A lot of chemically treated fabrics don’t accept dye well later. 🙂
Post # 11
I heard this somewhere else on the hive… Are you planning on having a family one day? I love the idea of saving my dress so I can cut it up & create baptismal outfits or baby bonnets for my babies… I think it would make a nice keepsake/ family heirloom. It’s gotta start somewhere– why not with you? 🙂
This would also still work if you choose to shorten it!!
Post # 12
alright.. lots of requests for pictures.. so here’s a pic of me in the dress.. so.. what do you think?
Post # 13
oo I love the neckline! I am picturing this as a cute short summer dress, maybe attaching a thin strap around your neck. I’m not sure about dying it…. maybe? But I think it’d be great in white too!
Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Add a halter-like strap (like what CorgiTales suggested), and shorten it. I’d dye it too, if it can be dyed. Then it’s rewearable. 🙂 But to clean it only to stick it in a closet and forget about it seems like a waste!
Post # 15
I would keep it long and dip dye it. I *just* saw a nearly identical dress yesterday on the bcbg website (sigh – it’s gone already) and they dip dyed the bottom in mediterannean blue and the top in navy. It also had a sunshine yellow belt. It was stunningly beautiful! I wish I could find a photo.
Post # 16
i tried that one on! i liked it. It is very gown-y though, and I think it looks best white, the way it is. I still say donate it, but if you want to make $, ebay.