Post # 1
I really love this dress, however, it first debuted in Fall 2008….is there such a thing as wearing something thats “soo last season”. I feel like, who knows which bridal gowns are from what season unless you are actually going through the process.
For some reason I still think about it, like I’m wearing an outdated dress(though it definitely doesn’t look outdated)….by the time i get married it will have been 3 years since it came out. I don’t think I can let this stop me from buying my dream dress!?!?!?
Post # 3
I wouldn’t worry about it. No one will know what season it is from. It’s more important that you love it than it is “current”
Post # 4
No guest cares about weddings- or dresses, for that matter, as much as we do. Trust me, no one will remember your dress after the wedding unless you look hideous in it.
Rock it, girl!
Post # 5
The only people that would know, would be those that sell wedding dresses!
If you love it, go for it!
Post # 6
The collection year your dress came out in means nothing.
Some of the most beautiful dresses I’ve seen are from earlier collections.
Besides, your dress will not “look dated” if it’s from 2008.
If you love the dress, buy it.
If you need a better example, check out a few of the older BEE weddings, Mrs. Cherry Pie got married in the fall of 2008, her Pronovias dress was/is gorgeous, and brides ARE still choosing it.
Maybe instead if thinking of the dress as “dated” you can look at it as “timeless”
Post # 7
My dress was a “last season” dress too. However I didn’t buy from one of the couture lines, and being caught up with the latest fashion is more of a couture thing in my observation. What dress do you have?
Anyway what it all comes down to is looking beautiful on your wedding day, and who cares what year the dress was designed, as long as it’s the one that makes you feel like a bride!
Post # 8
Ohmygosh, when a dress came out doesn’t matter to me at all! The criteria (in my opinion) for finding a dress is 1. has to be in your price range, 2. you have to love it and 3. you have to love the way you look/feel in it. If its 5 years old, 10 years old, whatever- its no biggie!
Post # 9
I think the only possible concerns is if you’ve seen a lot of people wearing that dress. You may not see it as being as special because you’ve seen so many other people in it. But that could happen with a newer dress, so age really doesn’t matter.
Do what’s best for you and whats gonna make you feel the best on your wedding day.
Post # 10
I agree, if you love it, wear it! It’s not as if anyone (outside of serious wedding planning freaks – ha ha) will even know.
Post # 11
My dress is used, and I really do care about fashion – but part of that caring is having my own style, not following trends. What’s important is that you love your dress!
Post # 12
I agree wear it if you love it! No one is going to have any idea its a older line unless its a 1985 dress!
Post # 13
Absolutley don’t worry! The first dress I feel in love with (that was in budget, but that’s another story!) was a sample that I found out had been discontinued in 2008, but with it’s cut-tulle skirt and lace bodice, it shared a lot of design features with current dresses. If you love it, wear it!
Post # 14
Don’t worry about it. I’m not sure when my dress came out, but before I bought it last year, I was googling pictures of real brides wearing it and quite a few of them had 2007 weddings. So the dress must have come out in 2006 at the latest. I wore it with pride in 2010! The fact that the dress was from a prior season wasn’t a factor in my decision at all.
Let’s see your dress!
Post # 15
If you love it you should wear! I know a few girls who actually wore their grandmothers wedding dresses down the aisle, and not one person said the word dated, everyone said beautiful and timeless. Which I’m sure you will look in your dress if you truely do love it! Who cares about what season it came out in, I think most dresses look the same lol besides for the details that changed from season to season.
Post # 16
THANKS ALL!! I think I have to get this dress now !!