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Dip Dye Wedding Dress Trend Adds a Playful Touch of Color to a Formal Gown


White might seem like the only choice a bride has when picking a wedding dress color, but the savvy wives-to-be know there are no rules when it comes to nuptials. The dip-dye trend is a vibrant alternative for these fancy garments, in which the skirts are colored in bright, celebratory hues. Also known as an ombré style, these pieces are business at the top and a party at the heels, adding a playful touch to a traditionally formal gown.

One advantage to this trend is that it can coordinate with the rest of the affair. A bride can match the dress to her bouquet or the overall color scheme and visually tie everything together. Although dip dye looks spectacular in one color, multiple hues can be used as a gradient to dazzling effect. The bride simultaneously stands out and blends in, her unique choice of dress another facet for guests to fawn over.

Check out some beautiful iterations of this trend below. And for those who enjoy DIY, Want That Wedding provides specific instructions on how to dip dye a dress.
Above photo credit: James Tang Photography

Photo credit: James Tang Photography

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Photo source: Want That Wedding

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"Through the Looking Glass Bridal Shoot"Photo credit: Lucy Scragg

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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