Turn that vintage nightmare into the wedding dress of your dreams with Blue-Eyed Boutique

Updated Oct 12 2015
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Want to wear your mom's wedding dress… but when you put it on, you look like a hot mess? Fabric freaking everywhere, or poofy sleeves up to your ears? Perhaps your mom's 1980s gown is not quite the awesome retro-styled dress of your dreams.

Or is it?…

After photos courtesy of Justine Johnson Photography
After photos courtesy of Justine Johnson Photography

Our sponsor Blue-Eyed Boutique provides one-of-a-kind dresses up-cycled from vintage clothing. Which means, much like for Valerie up there, that less-than-flattering dress of your mother's (or grandmother's) can become the a dress that looked like it was made just for you.

You know you want to see more examples of what Blue-Eyed Boutique can do…

Generations of a Dress from blue-eyed boutique

Through Hannah Brown — the owner and designer behind Blue-Eyed Boutique — scores of vintage wedding dresses get revamped for modern brides. Check out how Blue-Eyed Boutique took Mary's '70s wedding gown and re-worked it beautifully for Leah, almost 40 years later!

This was once a vintage slip

Hannah doesn't just work her magic on wedding gowns. Take this vintage slip. Gorgeous, right? But… why hide a slip that lovely under another garment? Why not call up Blue-Eyed Boutique and…

View more of Emily Delamater's photos of this dress.
Photo by Emily Delamater Photography.
…have Hannah add a lining and some colorful embroidery to make that slip into a wedding dress perfect for a photo shoot for Real Maine Weddings magazine!

Esther- A New hand-painted Gown

Even if you don't have your mom's dress, or a fantastic vintage find of your own, Blue-Eyed Boutique has a shop full of amazing vintage re-designs. Take The Esther dress, for example. It was originally a 1980s wedding dress from a middle school art teacher, and now it's a hand-painted, lace wedding dress, perfect for a dreamy, bohemian bride! But oh, the Blue-Eyed Boutique shop is full of amazingness just like The Esther. You have to go and browse!

From New England to New Zealand, whether you're shopping for a vintage dream dress, or have a vintage nightmare dress that you need altered, Blue-Eyed Boutique is where you'll find that special up-cycled garment.

  1. Ooh, I'm making my dress out of a combination of my mum's dress and another vintage dress. I hope it looks something like this good…

  2. ooooooooooooooooooo MY GOSH these are so amazing.
    i love the creativity and all the various ways you can make new from old! totally loving this! GREAT JOB!

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