This Opulent 'Fantasy' Wedding Dress Weighs 400 Pounds

 - Jan 6, 2015
References: huffingtonpost & gizmodiva
Made up of 400,000 crystals, 500,000 glass pearls and plenty of beading wire, the Fantasy wedding dress is a hefty one that weighs in at over 400 pounds. Designed by bead artist Gail Be over the course of three years, the dress was crafted over the span of 20,000 hours with help from 23 assistants. The millions of beads that adorn the dress spill onto the extravagant train, which is over 20' long.

Aptly named Fantasy, unfortunately the dress is so heavy, it's impossible to walk in. When modeling the dress, Jessica Collette notes: "It hurt and I couldn’t move, but I felt like a fairy-tale princess." Since it's definitely a showpiece, Be has hopes that the dress will be used in a movie and then end up in a museum.