Lace up your white wedding gown with a rainbow of colors

Updated Oct 12 2015
Rainbow ribbon back of dress
Photos by Aperture Photo. Ribbon from M&J Trimming

Offbeat Bride reader Katie said that she never thought she'd have a white dress. So, she explained, "I really colored it up with my accessories!" Including this awesome shock of rainbow colors in the ribbon that laced up the back of her gown.

And look how pretty it looks blowing in the wind…

Rainbow effect
No seriously, that "colorful accessories" is an understatement when it comes to that AMAZING necklace of awesome!

  1. Beautiful! Is that a hand-dyed silk ribbon? Absolutely gorgeous, and I love the rainbow contrasted with the white. I hope Katie had a fantastic wedding day and a great marriage! 🙂

  2. I thought about doing that with my ribbon and didn't because I ran out of time to find one that coordinated well.

    But Katie's looks AMAZING and I really wish I had done it too!

  3. That ribbon! I NEED THAT RIBBON!

    I want to do ribbon roses for my bouquet, and I have been searching high and low for a non-wired ribbon to do some of them with. Where did it come from? I MUST know!

    EDIT: Well, look at that. There's already a link there. NEVERMIND!

    That necklace is stunning as well!

    • It might be worth it to stop by any local chocolate stores that tie their boxes with seasonal ribbons. Chances are that they have a bag of old ribbons in the back room.

  4. I love this. I was thinking of doing something similar, but I'm not sure what thickness of ribbon or what type to use. What do you think? I'm just a little afraid of busting out of my dress.

    • My mom was going crazy about it not being strong enough since I wanted it laced tight not that it was holding me up but just to stay on. So she kept saying she was going to buy a wider width and then fold it in half and sew it together. But we never got to that and I don't think it ever got looser even though it is just silk.

      Also link to necklace maker-

  5. I love this idea! It's just a perfect touch of rainbow! (This is coming from the girl with a rainbow dress lol)

  6. I want to do this to my wedding dress! but I have no idea what length i'd even need or what kind of ribbon to use. what did you use for this? it looks so perfect and exactly what I want, only in all purple ^_^ sorry if this has been asked numerous times or is something silly to ask, i'm a complete newbie to these things.

  7. The worst thing about continuing to read OBB long after my wedding is all the "oh em gee why didn't I do that??" moments. LOVE this

  8. I'm doing something similar. I have a wrap around ribbon in deep purple that cascades down the back of the dress, and I'm coloring the corset ribbon orange! I absolutely love the look. The rainbow is stunning!

  9. This is the picture that inspired me to use a green ribbon that matches the color of my bridesmaid's dresses!

  10. I absolutely LOVE your ribbon! Can you provide details like where you got it? If not that, maybe the width and length or name and style of ribbon. Also, what material was it – silk, satin? My fiancee and I are both wearing the same dress, but hers is white and mine ivory. We thought that would accent us both perfectly. Any information would help. Thank you in advance!

  11. I need to know where to find this rainbow ribbon for my wedding dress. . . I keep finding THIS picture everywhere I look and cannot find where to find the actual ribbon to buy. . . or instructions on how to dye it myself. TIA

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