You may have always dreamed of your wedding dress being crafted from the finest silk charmeuse or a painstakingly-detailed Italian white lace. But whatever bridal fabric you've set your mind on, we highly doubt you ever would have thought toilet paper could be defined as a "chic" wedding dress material. Yet, after an incredible Toilet Paper Wedding Dress competition that's put on by Cheap Chic Weddings every year, our perception of the bathroom essential has completely changed. And guess what? These stunning creations cost thousands less than your fave designer gown, although we're not certain how comfortable they would be if worn all day long...
But regardless of their comfort level, we're seriously stunned by the creativity and skill the competitors showed in the Charmin-sponsored event. According to ABC News, "The months-long process of creating and voting ended Thursday in New York City when the winner was announced and awarded with the $10,000 prize."
Not too shabby for a dress made (almost) entirely out of TP! And when we say almost entirely, it all comes down to the materials used to keep the dress intact, like tape, glue, or needle and thread. One more catch? It has to be able to be worn by a human and be able to be taken off — quite a challenge for a material that's so delicate. But after you take a look at the winning dress, and all of the stunning contenders, you'll be giving these designers a major standing ovation.
The winning dress (above), which legitimately looks like a gown taken straight out of a bridal magazine, features a lacy pattern and feathered tufts on the skirt. The top features an intricate cage capelet for the fashion-forward bride.
All of the other finalists:
Ruffled toilet paper? So IN.
A skin-tight mermaid gown to show off your womanly curves? Bey would totally approve.
A dress fit for a queen.
A modern sunhat for your big day? Ummm, hello chic!
Winter nuptials? No problem. Just add a fluffy vest.
No beach-ready wedding dress is complete without ocean-like waves.
Four words — crop until you drop.
This bride is channeling her inner Mother Mary — perfect for a church wedding!
Is this a wedding dress or an owl?!