Our Process

Our collections and custom design gowns are available in any color or ombre combination. We also happily serve clients who found their gown at other fine bridal retailers. Many of our customers that order dyeing services already wore their dress and are upcycling their wedding dress! Here's a quick step-by-step explainer of what you can expect as we collaborate.

Free Consult

Share your goal colors, fabric info, and check our estimator tool for transparent pricing. We also have a showcase gallery of past projects to browse for inspiration!

Confirm your pricing estimate, discuss fiber content, fabric attributes, expectatoins, and make atimeline for atlerations, swatch test, and dye. In your consult, we'll discuss Your Dream Color Plan and whether it's feasible with dye; When to Alter according to whether fabric might shrink or stretch; Timeline, Swatch Testing, and Shipping us a gown vs collaborating on a custom dress design.

Sign and Pay

We'll send you an electronic for you to sign, an Order for easy online checkout, and shipping instructions.


Send in your dress, extra fabric, a color reerence, and ra eturn shipping lable.

Verify Colors

We custom formulate your color, swatch test, and share the results. If needed, an alternative plan is discussed.

Dress Dyeing

After you approve the expected resutls, we feel confident and ready to add color to your special dress!

Reveal and Return

After drying, we'll share a mannequin picture. When you're thrilled, we'll send it right back to you!

Browse our gallery of projects by the Renegade Dye Lab, sorted by color. Since 2020, we've helped over 200 customers (and counting!) achieve the color and color cominations of their dreams. Bring us your unique idea or get inspiration from past dresses we've dyed.

Dress Dyeing FAQs

Many factors influence pricing for dye projects. Your gown's silhouette, fabric type, number of colors required, and color selection are a few. Our dye services range from approximately $300 to $1000. We encourage you to crunch the numbers using our online Estimator Tool here, then schedule a free consult to discuss.

There are a handful of fabrics we know reliably work well. Others yield great results sometimes, but inconsistently. Learn more.

  • Optimal — nylon tulle (the softer the better), some silks, nylon laces, some polyesters.
  • Often fantastic — satin, lycra, crepe.

After your Dye Expert Zoom consult, we'll perform a swatch test. This involves taking a tiny piece of fabric from your dress (usually somewhwere like a side seam) to test how your specific dress will respond to the dye treament we'd plan to use. Results can turn out exactly as expected, a little different than we anticipated, or be very different than predicted. It's exactly why we always do a swatch test — to confirm your fabric will do what you want or form a new plan, then get signoff and get started.

Yes! We welcome outside gowns and many brides are upcyling their gowns for rewear after their wedding days.

It can, yes. In your consultation, we'll discuss how your particular fabric, height, and other factors will influence when we recommend your alterations be done, including hemming. Some fabrics may stretch during dyeing while others may shrink.

Learn more about what to expect when dyeing embellishments.

  • Sequins in plastic tend to tint while metallic varieties may remain the same.
  • Rhinestone settings and metallic embroidery thread can be expected to take on a slight tint as well.
  • Glass and stones will not be effected.
  • Embroidery thread is often a different fiber content than a gown itself.  Polyester threads may dye more slowly than the dress base fabric.

Since 2020, over 200 brides (and counting!) have trusted us to dye their dresses. We have 15 years of experience dyeing gowns for our custom design clients. Learn more about us.

Yes, with printed color. We offer this service and frequently help brides pick the best approach (dyeing or printing) based on their goals, budget, and timeline. Some beautiful ideas simply aren't feasible except with printing the color onto fabric. For example, some color combinations aren't suitable for dyeing and must be printed instead. Learn more about dyeing vs. printing color.