LEDs and rainbow paint make magic out of a simple white wedding dress

This LED rainbow dress is a magical display of lights and color
Photo by Laura Grier

This fantastical LED rainbow dress by Evey Clothing is our new EVERYTHING. We just did a roundup of painted wedding dresses, so it definitely feels like a trend is afoot. Evey filled us in on the process of creating the dress and where it's been traveling since…

This LED rainbow dress is a magical display of lights and color

In 2012, I got an email from a company called Simply Spray, asking me if I’d want a box of their fabric spray paints to use on one of my future wedding gowns. I was so excited when the box of colorful spray paints arrived, and it just so happened to be on a week that I wasn’t busy with other projects.

Needing something to paint on, I took a trip to a local thrift shop and bought some old wedding gowns which I then cut up and revamped into the perfect canvas.

I was ready to paint.

I put on some music, threw a tarp down in the backyard, and tore the packaging off of all the spray cans. I spent hours making a beautiful mess. I added acrylic paints, and obnoxiously huge plastic rainbow crystals. I loved how the splatters of colors would drip down the dress and blend with swirls of color. It began to almost look tie dyed or like candy, and I loved that it reminded me of Jackson Pollock.

It was the first dress I made for no reason other than I had a box of beautiful paints and I just felt like it.

This LED rainbow dress is a magical display of lights and color
Photo by Curtis Dahl

I fell in love with the dress, and decided to wear it for my engagement photo shoot (above).

I posted a photo of it with my Rainbow Bride gowns on my website, and the dress has since taken on a life of its own. It has done more things on my bucket list than I have.

A couple weeks went by, and wedding photographer Laura Grier contacted me to see if I had any light-up wedding dresses to send to Burning Man. After boxing up five of my electrical light-up wedding gowns, I looked at the paint splattered dress hanging in my studio and thought, 'I should make that dress light up cause it really needs to go to Burning Man.'

So I wired it up with an abstract design with hundreds of LED bulbs, and there it went. It was later photographed under the LACMA light exhibit by Laura.

the dress has since been worn by models like Krystal X Kaos and Finland's Minna Dufton. For the latter, Evey created a light-up veil to go with it…

This LED rainbow dress is a magical display of lights and color

Clearly this is a dress with a calling to light up the world…

This LED rainbow dress is a magical display of lights and color
Photo by Laura Grier

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