The Crocheted Wedding Dress

By Amy-Jo Tatum, Published Nov 1, 2013

Wednesday on Bride Chic I posted about a woman I knew who hand crocheted her own wedding veil. That was seven years ago and the first crocheted veil I'd ever laid eyes on.

Fast forward to Fall 2014 Bridal and not only are crocheted laces trending as trims on wedding dresses, check out some of these allover crocheted creations. That is, as in, completely crocheted!

I never imagined there were so many jaw-dropping styles both new and vintage. I began perusing through these textured lovelies when I got an email from a bride wanting to locate a crocheted dress I'd posted a few weeks back. My Pinterest search for that one gem as you can see totally sidetracked me.

So unique and beautiful, these are perfect for the bride wanting to add that viva la difference factor to her wedding day look. Also, if you really want to evoke a back to nature or sustainable wedding design, here are a few things I learned from my sister who's been crocheting for years:

Historically, crochet was probably one of the first examples of textile craft. Tufts of fur or wool found on briars could be twisted into strands. The next obvious development would be to take the strands and loop them into themselves. That's about as green as you can get!

While you can order some exquisite and offbeat designs through Etsy (both machine-made and hand crocheted), I found the most alluring of these gems were teasers linking to craft patterns you can order and DIY--not a bad deal if you know how to crochet or have someone close to you who does.

The good news is, these images are just warm ups. Believe it or not Pinterest has pins and boards of crocheted wedding dresses just waiting for you to visit!. Find the links here and here.

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