From fire to champagne to mud, here are our 20 favorite, and most original, ways to trash the dress. Want to trash your dress and design to some stellar art to. I don't know if you remember the trash the dress with paint post I published here a few months ago? I told you it was part of a bigger project and that there was going to be more of this project to enjoy soon well, here we are! Watch video · Trash The Dress photo shoots, where brides purposely ruin their wedding gowns in the name of art, is a decade-long trend that can involve anything from colorful paint bombs, to buckets of mud and in some case, balls of fire.