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#1 Majimart

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    Posted 25 September 2011 - 03:00 PM

    I have several wedding dresses in various sizes that would be suitable for Trash the Dress photos.  They are all samples from a bridal boutique and have not been worn.  Some of them have "floor dirt" on the hems from the dressing room and such, which is why I'm selling them for such a low price.  I have a variety of sizes and styles from 2-14.


    Please have a look at the photos and let me know what size you might need.  I am happy to send you more pictures/measurements.

    #2 WeddingMay

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      Posted 26 September 2011 - 04:53 AM

      hi...the dresses look like they are of a heavy fabric...what are they made from?

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      #3 Majimart

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        Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:12 AM

        They are all variations of polyester, i.e. satin made from polyester. They come with underskirts/crinolines and chapel length trains. One has a cathedral length train. They can be crumpled up in a suitcase and easily steamed back to perfection. If they are not heavily beaded, they can be put in the washing machine on gentle.

        #4 Majimart

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          Posted 26 September 2011 - 07:00 AM

          Hello!  I've had several messages re: dress fabrics.  If you have a wedding dress under $1500 it is probably a polyester/ man-made blend of some kind, especially if it is a designer brand. The label may say "acetate" which is also a man-made fabric.  The bridal stores and designers such as Maggie Sottero give the fabric textures and blends different names, i.e. orgnanza, georgette, chiffon, satin, tulle, taffeta, "silky-satin" and so on.  Polyester is easy to sew, holds form and shape well, and will also retain its colour well.  They can also sell these dresses at lower prices to a larger market. 


          Silk dresses tend to be very expensive due to the price of the fabric, but also because it is more difficult to sew.  Silk is very slippery and wrinkles/pulls easily.  It has to be draped "just so" on a long dress so it does not lose its shape.  It's a luxurious material, but it requires a lot more care and attention.  Silk is often lined with a man-made fabric to help keep its shape which can result in a hot dress in warm weather.


          Have a look at the label inside your gown to see what fabric it is.  If it is man made it will pop up into its original shape when steamed/pressed even if it's been scrunched inside a suitcase.  You can also "spot clean" polyester easily with plain soap and water if you spill wine on it without a problem.  Silk or natural fabric is a different story and needs to be handled with great care.


          Hope this info helps!



          #5 rachelswedding

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            Posted 29 September 2011 - 04:59 AM

            great idea!

            #6 MickeyMouse

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              Posted 28 October 2013 - 06:28 PM

              Which dress is a 14?

              #7 HEZZA

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              Posted 10 January 2014 - 05:37 PM

              size 6-8? pics?

              #8 Nettie0804

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                Posted 15 May 2014 - 02:18 PM

                Could you please email me pictures of dresses in size 2. Thank you! Nettie0804@yahoo.com

                #9 rykell

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                  Posted 02 September 2014 - 04:53 PM

                  could you post a few pics thanks

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