Go Green with Eco-Friendly Wedding Dresses
Organic materials are not only completely wearable, they are durable and resistant to mould. For beach or other outdoor settings, you may opt for embroidered knee-length doll dress made of organic cotton. An evening gown made of hand-woven and naturally dyed organic silks, lined with organic cotton is another great option. You can also go for a luxurious drape gown made of bamboo velour— which is surprisingly a soft and smooth fabric— with bamboo silk jersey lining. You can also make a statement with a strapless, floor length dress entirely made of sheep wool. Lastly, it would be better to shed off ivory white fabrics as one of your choices because they are chemically treated with toxic substances; rather, go for hemp silk gown with today’s more popular color choice–off-white or cream.
Vintage dresses are perfect for era-themed wedding. You can wear your mother or grandmother’s gently-used, pre-loved bridal gown, and just alter it fit your body shape and personal taste. Long sleeved lace column/ sheath gowns are quite popular today, which are made of remnant fabric from different dresses and vintage stone embellishments.
For the most unconventional wedding dress, all you need is a highly creative designer to transform unassuming household pieces into a masterpiece. Be bold with a floor-length stunner made of bubble wrap, candy wrappers and white foam, with graceful ruffle detailing. Or try out a trumpet gown made of plastic bottles and bottle caps. Similarly, you can start collecting those bread bag tags and turn them to a unique ensemble that will drape you beautifully on your big day.
Indeed, bridal gowns made of upcycled, ethically produced and sustainable fabrics are in demand today. In fact, many high-caliber designers are already incorporating them into their collection. This means that brides could already walk down the aisle with absolutely stunning eco-friendly wedding dresses, without sacrificing style and sophistication. It’s now time to turn away from cheap, environment-damaging fabrics sewn by women and even children working in dire conditions and go for local or in-house manufacturers practicing fair trade and zero-waste techniques.