Post # 1
The joke is always what you hear in 27 dresses – "this dress is so great, you could just shorten it and wear it again!" – and of course, the dress is always so hideous you never would.
I know a lot of people now say their #1 priority in b-maid dresses is re-wearability, and so a lot of ppl go with black dresses. I kind of accepted that, b/c I wanted pink dresses that were long, the chance of re-wearing was low, and I was fine with that – I supplemented the cost of the dresses so the girls didn’t pay too much, so I didn’t feel bad.
However, I seem to be the only one who never believed for a second that my maids would wear my bridesmaid dress again – the wedding I am in next month, the bride said "I would shorten this dress and wear it again" – I tried not to laugh. The dress isn’t hideous, I just don’t know where I’d wear a turquoise satin dress w/white accents in my daily life, right?
So, I am curious – anyone wear a b-maid dress again?
Post # 3
I wore one to my jr prom the year after the wedding and I wore another to a pagent-type event that required a formal dress.
Post # 4
Just for reference, this is the b-maid dress for my wedding – I love pink, and it’s a gorgeous Badgley Mischka dress, so I personally would wear it to a spring formal event, but that’s probably just me.
Post # 5
I plan on re-wearing the bridesmaid ddres I bought for my sister’s wedding to my company’s work party and hopefully a few other events. I actually really love the dress. It was a Priscilla of Boston, so it was a little pricey, but I didn’t mind because I will re-wear it.
Post # 6
Check out this thread as well:
Have you worn your BM dress again?
I personally have only worn won as a costume, though since I spent a fortune to have the top tailored for my sisters (it was 2 piece) I did wear that again a lot with slacks. It was a perfectly fit corset top after all the tailoring.
Post # 7
I was in my best friend’s wedding in NY several years ago and we had very expensive two piece ensembles. The top was white lace off the shoulder and the bottom was a rose colored taffeta floor length skirt. Well, several years later my sister got married for the second time in Arizona. She asked me to be her MOH and didn’t have any other bridal party so I showed her the 2-piece set and she loved it so I wore it in her wedding as well. It was a $400 bridesmaid dress so I’m glad I got to use it twice!
Post # 8
But if they had chosen a versatile LITTLE BLACK DRESS the answer would have been resoundingly YES!
Post # 9
i picked a cute black a line for a friends wedding (we got to choose our own) and I have worn it a lot. I also plan to re wear the brown one i got for another friends wedding, if it ever stops raining! (it is a sun dress)
Post # 10
I know for a fact that my BM wore her dress again, to work! She just put a cardigan over the dress. (The dress was a navy blue silk shantung and above-the-knee.) I know it for a fact because I saw her wearing it when we went out to lunch! I was so proud of myself! 🙂
Post # 11
I wore one to a law school formal and am considering wearing the same dress to a wedding this fall. To be fair, it wasn’t a typical bridesmaid dress — it came from Macy’s I think, and was long and pink w/cute beading. Could definitely be dressed up or down.
Post # 12
Not yet, but if I got to wear a LBD I would. I don’t wear a lot of pale pink taffeta. 🙂
Post # 13
I think it definitely depends on the formality of the dress and where it came from. A dress specifically designed/sold as a bridesmaids dress versus a "normal" dress from Macy’s are two different things. I have a green & white bridesmaids dress from Macy’s that I’ve worn a few times… to another wedding, to a semi-formal party and two christmas parties. The bride was debating between that dress.. and a silk dress from Davids Bridal… which I KNOW I (or the other BMs) wouldn’t of worn again. It was beautiful and fit us well… but it definitely screamed "bridesmaid".
Post # 14
All the ones I’ve had have been donated.
Again, if it were truly re-wearable, I would have preferred a black or navy…and not some ballgown style either..
I’m going with J Crew LBD and the fact they’re awesome, and the ability to rewear is not even debateable! My friends love it.
Post # 15
My best friend is having us wear whatever LBD we want to for her wedding, but it’s a semi-casual black, white, and red wedding. I’m all for getting BM dresses that can be reworn when it works with the event, but I don’t think brides should feel bad if their dress can’t be worn again. I usually hear of people wearing the dress again if they have a formal event to attend, which most of us don’t. If a wedding is formal and the BM dresses are likewise formal, they probably can’t be worn again by most of us, which is fine. If a LBD really won’t fit into the wedding, a bride shouldn’t feel bad for not doing it. My girls are wearing shorter dresses that I think would be perfect for wearing to a nice dinner or church, but other than that, probably won’t see the light of day.
Post # 16
I agree with you, kitty25kat25, that I never for a second thought my girls would wear their dresses again. They picked out their dresses and they looked very nice, but none of us ever pretended that they would ever see the light of day ever again.