If you’ve ever been to a bridal shower, you might be familiar with the toilet paper wedding dress game. You know, the one where the bride-to-be stands completely still while her friends and family cover her with toilet paper, creating that perfect bridal *look?” Toilet paper company Quilted Northern has taken the game next level, challenging budding fashion designers everywhere to compete in its annual Toilet Paper wedding dress contest to see who can fashion the most beautiful garments using *just* the household necessity, and boy did they deliver!
The contest, now in its 13th year, yielded a crop of 10 talented finalists who used a whopping 247 rolls of TP combined to create their masterpieces, and honestly? We’d gladly wear any one of them down the aisle.
Showcasing everything from traditional lace lookalikes, like Lindsay Hinz’s above “Northern Belle” creation, to modern styles, like Mimoza Haska’s delicate sheer garment below, a gown for every bridal taste imaginable was on display.
There was even a vintage flapper style thrown in, courtesy of Carol Touchstone!
With so much elegance to choose from, choosing a winner to take home the $10,000 grand prize was no easy task, but judges Mikie Russo of celebrity wedding planner fame and Mara Urshel, owner of Kleinfeld Bridal, eventually settled on designer Kari Curletto’s showstopping gown, which included a six-foot-long detachable train (also made of toilet paper) and 1,600 butterfly embellishments.
While wearing a toilet paper dress might not be in the cards for you on your big day, these gowns are proof that brides-to-be can and should take their inspo from anywhere.
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