Mom's dress Vote and Pics! Or…. vintage/nostalgia vs sexy/modern!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What do you think of me and this dress?
    Love it. Wish I had a dress to wear like this one. : (26 votes)
    19 %
    Wouldn't wear the style myself, but understand that people would like this look. : (37 votes)
    26 %
    You look frumpy and can do much better. : (53 votes)
    38 %
    Alter it and then it will be nice (please give ideas). : (15 votes)
    11 %
    Other (please elaborate) : (9 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    15072 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Personally, I would buy a new dress and wear your moms for the rehearsal or later at the reception. Its a pretty dress and compliments you, but I would still want a dress that I picked out.

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    Post # 4
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    939 posts
    Busy bee

    I think that dress is gorgeous and looks fantastic on you! I also think that if you want to alter it it will still be really special. one of my nest friends got married this summer and pretty much took apart her moms wedding dress and used pieces of it in her dress ( which she and her mom made) and it was the prettiest dress I’ve ever seen and fit her peronality perfectly. I know it made her feel really great to incorperate her mothers dress in her big day!

    Post # 5
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    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @shannon_entropy:  I am so jealous! While it’s not my style, your mom’s dress is ten times more my style than my mom’s 80s atrocity!! What kind of wedding are you having? Rustic? Informal? Then I definitely would wear hers? If it’s ballroom/ church, then go more modern.

    Post # 7
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    845 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @shannon_entropy:  Wear mom’s dress for the ceremony and change into a sexy, modern dress for the reception!

    Post # 8
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    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    You look beautiful, but it doesn’t look like a wedding dress to me. 

    Post # 9
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    1259 posts
    Bumble bee

    Personally? I really love this dress but I tend to love vintage-y things. I too try to mix and match in my everyday wardrobe like you.  What sort of alterations would you do to the dress?

    That being said – maybe try on a few dresses and get a feel before you commit to wearing it. Decide if this dress fits your venue and the feel of your wedding – or maybe use it as a ceremony dress and change into something else for the reception?

    Post # 10
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    1892 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    if you are into the rustic style that dress is pretty awesome! I think that I would probably wear it for the rehearsal or even a second dress as that looks really comfy but still get the dress I want for the pictures/ceremony

    Post # 11
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    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Whenever I see polls like this, I wonder what the fiancé would say. I always assume he’d prefer a new sexy dress versus an old family dress. What do you think your fiancé would prefer? Go with that. It’s his wedding too!

    Post # 13
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    2111 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @shannon_entropy:  A flower crown would look so beautiful with this dress. I really like how it looks on you. How would you alter it?

    Post # 14
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    944 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @shannon_entropy:  I would NOT call this frumpy– with some fantastic jewelry this is so fun and sweet!!! I really like the top, but if you think about alterations focus on the waist and the bottom of the dress. Possibly change the skirt so that it’s more flowy– getting rid of that bottom him towards your shins all together. A seamstress could take new fabric and make a new skirt to match your top.

    Alterations on this would be cheap– it’s not intricate material.

    Post # 15
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    684 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @shannon_entropy:  very pretty dress!! I voted to wear it but with a few alterations. You’re quite petite and that overlay on the top overwhelms you a little. I think you should take it off altogether and make the top similar to one of the styles below, in a matching ivory colour of course. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

    Post # 16
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    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @shannon_entropy:  i think i would wear your mom’s dress to the rehearsal and then pick your own for the wedding day.

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