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Dyeing Wedding Dress?

I'm getting married in 4 months. I have an ivory dress that I want to dye a soft silver. What is the best way to do this?

By Lisa D.

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March 8, 20150 found this helpful

The best way would be professionally - ivory colours don't take greys or black dye well at all but the pros know how to use dye stripper well enough (and have access to commercial dye strippers not available in your local shops) to completely remove all the ivory dye without significantly weakening the fibres, and then dye the whitened fabric silver.

Trying this at home will ruin the dress - if all the ivory isn't stripped properly including using the right formula to strip the dye, the fibres will be weakened (you know, like too much bleach can cause the effect of rot or 'eating' the fabric), and the dye job will result in your fabric looking dingy ('muddy').

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The trouble is that to dye successfully at home, the colours being changed from-to need to be in the same colour family, or have the same base tones. So the ivory dress could go from ivory to brown but not ivory to silver (grey).

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