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Dyeing a Bridesmaid Dress?

Dyeing a Bridesmaid Dress - dark grey dress on hangerI purchased a bridesmaid dress and never got to use it due to the wedding being called off. Now I'm stuck with a dark charcoal color dress that I was told was not my color. So I was thinking of dyeing it, but am not sure what color that I could use that would work on transforming it from gray to? Any help?

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February 15, 20170 found this helpful

You will have to dye it a darker color. I would choose black or a dark purple. Black is quite versatile, so I would lean towards that.

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February 15, 20170 found this helpful

Be sure to use the right dye or color remover for the type of material in your dress. Rit does have a dye for polyester now.
You may be able to dye your dress any dark color but sometimes the garment will come out "blotchy". Rit recommends doing a color remover first but this I have never done so I can only recommend this web site:

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February 16, 20170 found this helpful

you can only go darker... unless bleach might take the color out.. find out what material it is and check bleach web site... but wetten thoroughly before putting in solution to bleach and dye evenly. good luck

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February 16, 20170 found this helpful

Dye should work. Make sure that the dye does not make the lace darker than the dress, which is something I have seen happen under these circumstances

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February 18, 20170 found this helpful

I think that charcoal color is beautiful, and cant imagine it looking bad on anyone...maybe who ever told you that is just jealous:-)
Either way, Home dying is very tough, and easy to ruin the item. I think all you need is a great piece of jewelry and just rockin' it!

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February 21, 20170 found this helpful

First, who said it "wasn't your color"? If you like it, leave it. Bleach is really only safe on cottons, which this is not, so avoid bleach-it will ruin it.

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You can dye darker, but not lighter. Is it too late to take the dress back for a refund?

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February 22, 20170 found this helpful

Well it wasn't suppose to be this color totally. It was suppose to have white lace at the top, and charcoal at the bottom. The dress shop got it wrong, but because the groom and bride decided to call off the wedding the bride's mother didn't make a big deal of it. Hints they seen the dresses before the bridesmaids did. So now we are all stuck with a $200 dress that isn't what we choose in the first place,and because they would not say anything about it being wrong we can't get a refund.

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February 21, 20170 found this helpful

In my opinion I think that if you dye the dress blue. Like in the picture of the blue dress that looks like a mermaid. The dress would look beautiful in that color.

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November 8, 20200 found this helpful

If the color is not a good color for you but you like the dress, you could also find something that is a good color for you by adding some kind of trim, scarf, or enhancement near the face if you can. This dress may not lend itself to that, but I did that with a gray t-shirt by embellishing with a very bright floral print.

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Just for a thought. My dying has not come out well on occasion so a little minor sewing is my preference to adding color when I can.

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