Design students competed to transform a wedding dress into a completely new look.

November 24, 2017, 1:41 pm

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“These are beautiful pieces of clothing that are only worn once,” Marshall told Good Morning America. “Many consumers even have a problem with it because they know that they will wear this dress one time and it will fit.” end up in the back of their closet or possibly in a landfill. So it’s really smart to think of alternative uses. “

“GMA” decided to put this idea to the test and asked three student teams from Marist College in New York State, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and Montclair State University in New Jersey to transform a wedding dress into a completely new look .

Three teams of design students were asked to transform a wedding dress into a completely new look.

Time: 2 weeks

Additional budget: $ 50

Challenge: Use as much fabric as possible from the original wedding dress.

Assessment criteria: Creativity, technical skill, the amount of fabric used from the wedding dress.

Judge: Fashion expert Joe Zee and Marie Claire editor-in-chief Anne Fulenwider.

The competition

Marist College designers Gabrielle Amaturo and Katherine Norkeliunas led the competition in the clothing use category, using all of the dress except for 2 ounces of leftover fabric.

Zee and Fulenwider were impressed by the dramatic changes.

The designs

Montclair State University design students Giselle Castaneda and John Estefa offered a black and purple rosette-trimmed Gothic-inspired dress.

PHOTO: Montclair State University designers Giselle Castaneda and John Estafa offered a black and purple rosette-trimmed Gothic-inspired dress.

Montclair State University designers Giselle Castaneda and John Estafa offered a black and purple rosette-trimmed Gothic-inspired dress.

Amaturo and Norkeliunas presented a three-piece outfit that was equipped with a matching handbag. Her blouse, culottes and the vest ensemble were hand dyed in yellow and lavender with organic turmeric powder and rose petals.

PHOTO: Marist designers have created a three-piece outfit that comes with a matching handbag.

Marist designers created a three-piece outfit that came with a matching handbag.

Tommy Heidebrecht and Keren Espina from Thomas Jefferson University have jointly created a combination of a yellow bandeau top and shorts, which is accompanied by a blue kimono-style robe that is decorated with elaborate lace applications.

PHOTO: The Thomas Jefferson University team worked together to create a combination of a yellow bandeau top and shorts, accompanied by a blue kimono-style robe adorned with elaborate lace appliqués.

The Thomas Jefferson University team worked together to create a combination of a yellow bandeau top and shorts, accompanied by a blue kimono-style robe adorned with elaborate lace appliqués.

The winner: Thomas Jefferson students

The judges raved about the versatility and craftsmanship of the Thomas Jefferson University team.

“She could wear it in so many different ways that the jacket could fit over a cocktail dress or slim pants,” said Fulenwider. “The shorts are really flattering, which is really hard to do.”

PHOTO: The Thomas Jefferson University team worked together to create a combination of a yellow bandeau top and shorts, accompanied by a blue kimono-style robe adorned with elaborate lace appliqués.

The Thomas Jefferson University team worked together to create a combination of a yellow bandeau top and shorts, accompanied by a blue kimono-style robe adorned with elaborate lace appliqués.

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