Young Bride Dip-Dyes Her Wedding Gown To Add An Elegant Splash Of Color

by Laura Caseley
Laura is a writer, illustrator, and artist living in New York City.

If there’s one standard color in weddings, it’s white.

Ever since Queen Victoria started the trend in the 19th century, it’s become the wedding color for brides.

There are all kinds of styles and accessories to choose from, but for the most part, white is the way people go.

But of course, some people just need a little extra color for their special days.

A new trend that’s been hitting weddings is one that combines the classic white wedding gown with a burst of unexpected color. What is it? Dip-dyeing!

This technique sees the color creeping up from the bottom hem in a beautiful gradient, as if the fabric of the dress had been dipped into dye.

Depending on the dress, these can be just a single color, or multiple colors, but they’re all stunning and unique.

So if you want to try something a little different but maybe you’re not ready to go to the complete opposite end of the color spectrum from the classic white, you need to check these out!

[H/T: My Modern Met]

The dip-dye fad was popularized by this wedding dress, with its bold, sunset colors that made the internet fall in love.

The dress is actually the handiwork of artist (and bride) Taylor Ann Linko, who bought a plain, cheap wedding dress and then embellished the bottom using an airbrush.

Linko actually details the process on her website, complete with all the trial-and-error experimenting!

But to have a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind dress on your special day? So worth it.

The dress was a huge hit, and not just among the wedding guests. The internet became enamored with the striking dress.

And combined with her colorful hair and a cascading bouquet, it was really a beautiful look.

Of course, she’s not the only one jumping on the dip-dye trend. This wedding dress only uses a single color, but the warm orange is a beautiful splash of color.

It’s an unexpected way to add some personality to an otherwise simple, classic gown.

Other designers opt for something more subtle. This flouncy tulle gown has a soft, delicate blue ombre effect, making it look like a beautiful little cloud.

The nice thing about this style is that the possibilities really are endless, and can be made to reflect the personality of the bride.

And it’s a great way to combine the traditional white gown with something a little different and modern.

And they can be as bold or as subtle as you like. This dress only has a bit of color on the very bottom, but because it’s so little, the effect is even more striking.

But then again, a richer, bolder color like this mulberry color are lovely, too.

This dress features some tie-dye-like effects, too, which adds texture and interest.

And if color isn’t your thing? You can still try the style in a cool, understated gray for a look that’s soft and pretty but still modern and chic.

What do you think of this style? Let us know in the comments, and if you have the urge to try this, check out the tutorial to make your own! It doesn’t have to be a wedding dress, of course.

Do you know someone who likes to do things their own way? Then SHARE this beautiful trend with them!