You’ll Never Guess What This Dress Is Made Of…

by Simone Hill
Dress Made From Recycled Farm Materials
photo by Photo: MerriedInMercury.au

I bet you didn't guess horse rugs, mosquito netting, and old shearing combs. It sounds insane but apparently an Australia-based fashion designer Kirsty Mackenzie has created a wedding dress made entirely of materials found on a farm, taking the term “rustic chic" to a whole new level.

A rundown of what she used for the dress:

  • Heavy canvas (for the skirt)
  • Mosquito netting (for the sheer overlay)
  • Rope (stitching on the bodice)
  • Rip stop from horse rugs (for ruching on the bodice)
  • A speaker cover spray-painted gold (the base of the veil fascinator)
  • Bullet shells (to accent the fascinator)
  • Shearing combs, bolts, blades and wire (for the bouquet)

The plan is to show her aptly named “Shot Gun Wedding Dress" in a Wearable Art contest held in Western Australia later this summer. I'll stay away from that bouquet toss thank you very much.

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