Designer Pours Dazzling Dyes on White Wedding Gown: The Result Is Absolutely Magical

May 7, 2019 Updated: May 12, 2019

This inventive fashion designer believes that the garments and dresses she creates ought not go to waste, and can indeed become the inspiration for her next fashion creation.

Felicity Westmacott created this lovely, floor-length white wedding gown with silk dupion and polyester tulle for a photo shoot back in 2014, but she wanted to brighten it up further for her next project. Always with a mind for sustainability, Felicity aspired to breathe new life into the gown.

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She had in mind an “ombre” look and decided to try using dyes. Normally, it is only possible to apply dyes to natural materials, but Felicity stumbled upon spray dyes used by florists to color flowers, which seemed to work like a charm on the synthetic dress material.

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Since they seemed to work when she tested them out, she bought six colors and hung the dress on a stand in the garden. She covered the dress with plastic sheeting to mask it from over-spray.

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Using masking tape to cover the lace, Felicity began her labor of love by spraying the Oasis flower dye starting from the trim downwards, making sure the colors blended into one another in bands, layer upon layer: yellow, orange, three shades of red, purple and violet at the hem.

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After removing the masking, she sprayed a light shade of yellow to blend the bands into the white fabric of the upper portion. After applying three coats, with two hours in between for drying and seven hours of hard work in all (plus one sore spray can finger), the dress was finally finished and ready for the shoot.

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The flamboyant colors transformed the white wedding gown miraculously into a fantasy garment of enchanting beauty. Felicity models her creation splendidly in the beautiful English countryside.

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Absolutely magical!

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