Something borrowed…

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you wear the same dress your sister wore if it fits and you love the dress?
    Absolutely! : (22 votes)
    43 %
    Never! : (6 votes)
    12 %
    Only after shopping and ruling out other choices... : (19 votes)
    37 %
    Probably not, but I'd keep it around just in case. : (4 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    30312 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Spartanbee:  I guess I’m mainly just wondering how you feel about wearing your sister’s dress! I personally wouldn’t want to do it, because i’d feel like everyone already saw her in it. All that being said, it would be kind of sweet as a family dress – are there ways that you could make it your own?

    Post # 4
    Member
    630 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Spartanbee:  I say that if your sister doesn’t mind you wearing her dress, go for it! If you love it enough to wear it, just do it!

    Post # 5
    Member
    2132 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I think it just depends on how you feel about it.  I’m the oldest, and if my sister one day asks to wear my dress, I would be so touched, but at the same time I would encourage her to try other options.  She is always used to hand-me-downs, and I would want her to feel so special and just like HER- not her dressing up like me.  I would at least look at other dresses.  Your sister’s might be right for you, but you might regret never looking and not knowing if it was your dress 

    Post # 6
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    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    How long ago was it since your sister’s wedding? I would also think about whether or not you feel pressure to wear it since you did like it and it’s free – I know I’ve felt a lot of pressure to not spend money if I don’t have to. But the dress is a big deal! You want to feel amazing and look at your photos and be excited about that day all over again. So do a little soul searching and see what you want – nobody else will care and will support you no matter what. They will love it if you go buy your own and love it if you want to wear a borrowed gown.

    Post # 7
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    3415 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    I would absolutely wear it.  I don’t have a sister but if I did and I loved her dress I would wear it.  You can always make it “yours” by wearing a different sash, wearing different jewelry etc. 

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