No, that wedding dress you are looking at wasn't dipped in tie dye at Burning Man. The ombre wedding gown trend is one that is increasingly popular, and might be ideal for your wedding if tradition does not appeal to you or you want to do at least one thing a little differently. Learn something about this trend to discover if it's the missing ingredient to your Big Day.
Ombre wedding dresses are dip-dyed to create the desired look. It is generally a DIY process, so scour the Internet for a tutorial you feel works for you. Some brides have blogged about their ombre dress dipping experiences, including Taylor Ann Linko of Taylor Ann Art.
“At first I was 100% sure I could do this. 20min into coloring, I thought I ruined my dress," she wrote in a blog post. "It took a few days for me to regain confidence and work on it again.”
The result? A beautiful, multi-hued ombre dress that matched her bouquet perfectly!
Airbrushed & Beyond
Air-brushing wedding dresses to achieve the ombre look is also possible, however many prefer die-dying (most likely) because of the control it offers. Look to Pinterest for ideas in addition to tutorials to inspire you and come up with the exact look you want. Remember, once a dress is dyed it can be challenging to change it without damaging the fabric or ending up with a hideous purple color you detest. Wedding dresses aren't known for being cheap, so take your time and do the research!
Is the ombre dress trend right for you? Keep in mind you can work with one or multiple colors depending on your taste and aesthetic. If you consider yourself an atypical bride who wants to make a lasting impression, give the ombre dress trend some thought.
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