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Thursday, December 4, 2008

A Dress with a Long Line of Parties Ahead of It

Oh. Wow.

This yellow dress featured on the Southern Weddings daily blog (thanks for the recommendation, Sara!) and photographed by jessica purvis photography makes me delightfully happy. That dress has a long line of parties ahead of it.

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Anonymous said...

Isn't their blog great? They feature such lovely weddings. Glad I could share! :)

Jessica Horton said...

they remind me of my engagement pics!

{un}Veiled Vows said...

AMAZING dress! I think I'll let the man wear a white suit (he's channeling kanye) and I'll get a fab, colorful vintage party dress like this!

Ms. Arbitrage said...

Long time lurker, first time commenter.

I'd be interested to see if you run across any bride that's gotten a kind of standard wedding dress but then altered it, dyed it, done something to it to make it wearable outside of a wedding. That's what I'd like to do, because I think buying an expensive dress and wearing it once is pretty ridiculous. At the same time, I really want to wear a somewhat princessy dress that day, and then I could remake the dress and wear it on our anniversary and or whenever I darn well please, and have a wonderful reminder of our special day. I think what this bride did was pretty awesome, but I'd like to take another route with the dilemma.

Thanks for your great work on this blog. I look forward to practicing the principles you've outlined when it comes time to planning my wedding.

Yivinns said...

Oh my, I would love to find a how-to on revamping/tailoring a wedding dress for everyday wear!

bibliophibian said...

That would really be dress-specific. The more obvious changes to make would be shortening it, removing the train, and eliminating some of the layers of tulle (if the dress has these). Some dresses can be converted into sleek column gowns, while others would make better fluffy party dresses. If the bodice has a lot of fussy detailing, sometimes pieces of it can be removed or recolored or replaced. Some dresses look great with sleeves added or removed or altered. Corset-back lacing can be replaced with a different color tie, or the entire closure could be redone in a different style. You might decide to only keep the bodice or only keep the lower part of the dress recognizably intact, and make something entirely new for the other half. Add embroidery. Selectively distress a fussy style. Dip-dye the skirt, dye the whole dress, or give it a patchwork look. I haven't come across many pictures of modified dresses online, but I occasionally stumble across someone describing their post-wedding dress modifications. It's done by someone out there!


isn't that dress just the cutest?! love it. posted it on my blog today too!!

Unknown said...

I'm actually having my dress custom-made (I'm 5'11" and it was a nightmare trying to find a dress), plus it ended up being more affordable for me to have it made, believe it or not.

But anyway, I digress.

I'm having my dress made, so I asked my dressmaker if afterward she could cut my dress, dye it, and make it something fabulous I could wear again (cocktail dress? something adorable?)

She said definitely! So, yes, there are people out there who do these things! :0) Our wedding isn't until next June. I'll let you know how it turns out! :0)

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