Shipwrecked Dress

This is one of the first “dresses” I’ve ever made. A friend of mine, Bekah from BekahBea Bridal, made a similar skirt as part of her bridal collection and I was instantly inspired. Her skirt is way more traditional bridal than mine is, with a lovely round, even hem and twelve luscious layers of white netting.

Of course, when I got ready to make my own, I wanted it to be different from hers but still interesting on its own. My skirt has eight layers of netting and was tea-stained to give it a vintage flair. Furthermore, I decided to distress the hem, which instantly gave me a shipwrecked Ariel sort of vibe (and you know that I am always on the hunt for a good Disney princess-inspired look). I finished the style with  a twisted-neck bodice that reminds me of something Daenerys would wear and that’s always a good thing.

Even better? My friend Connie wore the skirt as part of her shoot in Cloudland Canyon. She decided to pair the skirt with a hand-crocheted halter top that ended up being the perfect compliment for someone who didn’t want to bare quite as much skin as the original bodice.
Shipwrecked Dress by Bourdelle

The Deets

  • 8 layers of super soft bridal netting
  • Hand dyed with black tea
  • Sewn as a seamless circle skirt and hand-gathered onto an elastic waistband
  • Bodice made from the same netting, twisted and tied at the back


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