LOVE/HATE: The ‘Fit to Be Tied’ Edition

I’m all for reusing and recycling, but this is a bit ridiculous, no? What you see below is
Glamarita’s wedding dress made entirely from men’s neckties, a custom frock that boasts 36-42 ties and is made to the bride’s measurements.

wedding dress made of ties 1

wedding dress made of ties 2

No offense to Glamarita (esp. since I rather like the kicky short tie dress with the big puffy underskirt) but I’m going to have to go with HATE on this one. What say you?

(Big thanks to The Manolo for passing along the link!)

13 Responses to “LOVE/HATE: The ‘Fit to Be Tied’ Edition”

  1. I don’t love it as a wedding dress – but I do love it as a dress. I guess, I can’t think of a place I’d wear it. But I think it’s beautiful.

  2. Dr.FabulousShoes says:

    Just makes me think of Blossom’s necktie skirt when I was a kid that I desperately wanted. Or was that Clarissa Explains it All? Anyway, cute on a 15 year old. Not so cute on a grown-enough-to-be-getting-married woman.

  3. Cassie says:

    I could only see it in a few circumstances. Not for my own wedding, certainly. But if the ties were something that had belonged to a male member of the bride’s family, or friends, who for whatever reason couldn’t be there, it might be a sweet way to feel like they were there in some way.

    Just random people’s ties, however? Hell to the no.

  4. Gina says:

    Horrible, hate it.

  5. Kayla says:

    I actually really like how it *looks* – y’know, it’s shape and over all color. I’d probably love it if it was all the same tie/fabric.

  6. casablancabride says:

    I really like it but I don’t love it for a wedding dress. I’m not sure I could find a place to wear it but I definitely like the idea and I think the colors in this sample look smashing together.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I automatically think Tim Gunn in Project Runway saying “It’s so Holly-Hobby!”

  8. Toni says:

    This is another one of those cases where it seems to be Different just for the sake of being Different. Also, I’m assuming the seamstress is getting these ties from Goodwill or something, because ties are EXPENSIVE. (Not that I don’t own a few gems from Goodwill, but I wouldn’t say that the quality of their items are wedding-worthy. People generally don’t donate luxury silk ties.)

  9. ananas says:

    Huh. I actually quite like the look of the dress. Not as a wedding dress, but as an interesting dress? Sure.

  10. Emi!y says:

    I like it, but don’t think it’s particularly bridal. It looks like the kind of thing I would have tried to make and/or buy for prom in high school before my mom vetoed me. 😀

  11. Deanderthal says:


    As a woman who owns and wears her own ties, I find this dress fantastic. And I think it would make a wonderful wedding dress for someone (like me) who is a fan of ties/wears them. If you have a fashion accessory or ‘look’ that is a staple in your warddrobe or something you are known for, it makes perfect sense to include it in your wedding attire too.

    Additionally, I think its perfectly fine that its not very formal. Not everyone views ‘formality’ as a requirement for a wedding; in fact, some brides have a LOT of stress because they just aren’t formal people and they feel pressured to be so on their wedding day. (Grooms too!)

    I can see a wonderful afternoon wedding in the late spring/early summer…lush greens and bright flowers all around. The groom in either a light suit or even no jacket, just shirt and tie (that matches her dress, naturally); the bride in her golden yellow tie dress, beaming at one another as they say their vows in the sunshine….

    And I love it.

  12. Ravna says:

    I would not use it as a wedding dress. Interesting though is that I’ve actually sewn a rather similar onepiece dress myself. I’m into firebreathing/eating and that dress looks just like my stagecostume, though I used ties in darker colours. I really love my performancedress and I would LOVE to get my hands on this one as a non-stage partydress since it’s better constructed (I am still not an ace when it comes to sewing)

  13. ChristianeF says:

    I LOVE it. I’d want to wear it over and over any chance I got. But… I feel like the dress might be about 10 years too young for me. I’m pushing 30 and I feel like the whole tie-dress/skirt thing is more of a young girl thing.

    Did you all happen to see the other gown that seller has posted, with all the tulle? Completely fabulous and over the top.