Tips to trash a perfectly good designer wedding dress

The latest trend amongst new brides (apparently!) is to trash their very expensive designer wedding dresses.
Aug. 7, 2011 - PRLog -- The latest trend amongst new brides (apparently!) is to trash their very expensive designer wedding dresses.
Sounds bonkers, I know, but a growing number of brides are partaking in a new craze described as trash the dress. This is also becoming more popular for prom and ball dresses. An expression of creativity ? a rebellion against their wedding vows?  just a plain destructive tendancy? who knows what drives these brides to take the dress that they have worn for one of the most important days of their lives as well as the accessories like wedding veils and shoes and completely ruin them. I wonder why they don’t say to themselves, “I know, I will sell my wedding dress” afterall weddings are incredibly expensive and this would allow the newly wedded couple to recoup a small part of the cost of their wedding. In these times of austerity, trashing a perfectly good designer wedding dress does seem a little well extreme.
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The trend is thought to have started back in 2001 in Las Vegas with wedding dress photographer, John Michael Cooper who to photographs to document brides tearing, mutilating and covering their dresses in mud and muck. The result is an alternative set of photographs for the wedding album that are often very dramatic and beautiful but a complete contrast to the polished and posed photos that most couples have on their wedding day. The photos are usually taken in the style of glamour or fashion photography with a backdrop of rubbish dumps, graffitti covered walls and abandoned buildings.Throwing around some brightly coloured paint is also an option for those who want a colourful result. Perhaps this rebellion is their last stand before settling down into a more traditional married life or perhaps it is a way of celebrating the end of a highly stressful wedding.
In a slightly less extreme version of this trend brides will have photographs taken which allow them to relax a little more in their expensive designer wedding dress without worrying about ruining it. Perhaps laying over the sand on the beach or sitting on some rocks by a waterfall. This is another way of getting some great mementoes of the big day and the groom can also join perhaps wearing his best wedding suit!


If you were going to trash a very expensive designer wedding dress, Vivienne Westwood Wedding Dresses would  seem like the obvious choice after all she did have a fairly influential part in the punk movement and fashion associated with it which involved some tearing and ruining of clothes as well as a fair amount of anarchy. These days though, whilst Vivienne Westwood is fairly outspoken in many ways, her signature style has become much more refined. Vivienne Westwood wedding dresses are some of the most beautiful and sort after wedding dresses in the world and it would seem like a massive shame to wreck one. I am pretty sure that with her strong views on the preserving the environment, Dame Vivienne would see recycling your wedding dress in some way as a much better option!

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