Thursday, July 16, 2015

Best DIY Wedding Dresses

When it comes to her wedding day, every bride wants to stand out with a gown that not only makes them feel beautiful, but that is unlike any other. After all, no two brides are the same.
DIY has been a popular trend for quite some time now and its popularity has stretched into the world of bridal gown design. Perfect for the conscious bride, these handmade wedding dresses are often upcycled from materials, resulting in a truly one-of-a-kind piece.
Traditional bridal salons might carry high-end designers, but they also tend to be much more expensive; DIY gowns are a cost effective alternative and allows a crafty bride to put her own unique spin on a design that you can’t find anywhere else.
The distinctive appeal of a DIY wedding dress is unmatched! We’ve scoured the web and selected our favorites to get you inspired.
Crisscross & Pleats The unique construction and flowy qualities of this dress make it a flattering choice for just about any bride. Made from elegantly draped, whisper-weight tulle, this dress features a crisscross bodice, pleated skirt and beautifully handcrafted roses at the hips for a romantic touch. And at a fraction of the price that most gowns would cost, this choice is perfect for the budget-conscious bride. (Madabby, $278)
Pocket Full of Posey Stunning hand sewn chiffon roses along a flattering sweetheart neckline add a unique touch to the classic cut of this dress. This beautifully draped dress is made from cascading layers of silk chiffon with finished silk ruffling at the top right bust. While on the pricier side, the small details make this a stunning pick for any wedding day. (Claire La Faye, $2000)
Bohemian Vneck Sometimes, nothing exudes elegance more than simplicity and we absolutely love the lightweight feel of this strappy gown. Made from stretch rayon with a stretch mesh overlay, this gown features a full circle skirt, folds at the bodice and delicate embroidery on the cleavage for added detail. A tasteful jewelry belt rounds out the look and helps to accentuate the silhouette. (Barzelai, $333)
Pieced Together Who says wedding dresses have to come in one piece? The two piece trend has been growing and handmade wedding gowns have answered the call. Perfect for a bride that values comfort and elegance, this dress features a stretch lace top in the form of a bodysuit with a plunging low back as a breathtaking detail. Topped with a dreamy, silk chiffon skirt, this gown is a beautiful, yet versatile option for your special day. (Dreamers and Lovers, $1025)
Smoked Peach & Lace For the bride that loves a more vintage look, this A-line gown is the perfect choice. Featuring Chantilly lace detail and the front and back, this hand gathered silk chiffon dress shows off a beautiful texture that is both interesting and traditional. Delicate lacey cap sleeves add a little bit of coverage and accentuate the dress’s old-world appeal. (Ting Bridal, $2000)
If you’re considering forgoing a traditional bridal shop, try websites like Etsy or search for upcycled bridal boutiques in your area. More often than not, these places can custom make your dress with a quick turnaround time, but be sure to plan ahead so you have plenty of time to make any adjustments and alterations.
And if you really want to DIY, use these step-by-step instructions to help you get started.

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