I never really thought that colour really associated with bridal wear, as the traditional way was always white or ivory. However, I am so pleased that we have moved on from this classical style and new modern ideas are starting to grow.
I have always been a fan of beautiful colour schemes and I have always been thinking how can I add them into the mix when designing. For example, one of my colour combo's that I love are peach and grey. For sure, I will be turning my sample (above) into a dip dyed wedding dress or bridal separate soon. I must admit I don't like to over do it on the colour front but I like to create subtle shades. You will never see my work in a bright multi coloured display, unless I am commissioned to do it!
The image is of my 'Lobelia' Skirt above is dip dyed in different layers of grey and blue to mimic the sky. Designed for my 'Blue Skies' Collection.
Below is my 'Calla Lily' bridal separate, one of my favourite colours especially when adding on so many layers to the skirt.
So colours are endless and I can mix up to four colour schemes on one single piece of fabric, so if you do want to become a modern bride then dip dye is definitely the way forward. I am working on a bespoke dip dye this week, a bride has asked for her wedding dress to be dip dyed. So even if I don't make a dress for you I can still offer the dip dye service. I will be asking for a review when it is finished, and most likely will post it on Instagram @jessturnerdesigns!!
The 'Lobelia' skirt in 2 tones: blue and grey and the 'Lobelia' bodice is dip dyed for a faded effect, it is actually darker at the top than the bottom but the image doesn't show it as well.
For brides who would like to consider the environment when dying. 'Did you read my blog post regarding Can I Say That I am an Ethical Bridal Designer?' I can also dye using natural ingredients, the lace on the top of the dress is actually dip dyed in tea as it was the perfect colour to match the rest of the dress!
Above are all my designs that are dip dyed. How it works is that I take a sample of your fabric and do a test dye first and once you are happy with the result I do the dress. I have a range of colours available and at my consultations you can pick your colours from my colour chart.
If you are interested to know more then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will respond as soon as possible.
Photography: Kitty Wheeler Shaw
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