…this bridesmaid dress as bridal gown??

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@gromble:  I don’t think that dress screams bridesmaid. Sure, it’s a bit simple, but I think it’s a lovely, classic choice. I think adding “bridal” accessories, like a blingy belt and a veil, will really bring it together and give you that more traditional bridal look. 

Post # 4
9859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

if it’s white, it says bride to me 🙂

Post # 5
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

@gromble:  Go for it. It’s white. A little more plain so a little more casual. If that’s what you like, then why not? Are you concerned whether you think others find it not bridal enough or is it you who is questioning it? If it is others then whatever. Try it on with some “bridal” accessories to maybe see how you like it then.

Post # 6
4540 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

I’d totally go for it! It’s gorgeous, and it doesn’t scream bridesmaid. 

Post # 7
1102 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@gromble:  its white if u like it why not , i dont think it screams brides maid i am pretty sure if your in white and no one else is any dress can be bridal its all in how you wear it … once u add te vail and mayeb a belt with a lil sparkle or jsut t add something it can be very bridal 

Post # 8
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

This is gorgeous! I love the simplicity, the neckline, everything! If a bride is wearing it, it’s a wedding dress. 

Post # 9
30 posts
  • Wedding: November 2014

I think it’s very pretty and classic — I never would have guessed it was meant to be a bridesmaids dress if you hadn’t mentioned it in your post.

Post # 11
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I love it!

Post # 12
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think it’s beautiful – classy, simple, and elegant! And I agree with PP’s, you can dress it up with a veil, some jewelry or a blingy belt, and you will look very bridal! 

Post # 13
1167 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@gromble:  If you were worried aboutit looking not “bridal” enough or too bridesmaidy (you might not even care) but here are some simple options I thought of right away to jazz it up:

  • Adding a simple lace overlay to the top portion, any seamstress in your area can do it simple, quick, easy.
  • Adding a chiffon overlay to the skirt – again any seamstress in your area could do it easy peasy.
  • Adding a lovely belt – with or without the above options.
  • Wearing a long, gorgeous veil will alter the look some.
  • Adding jewellery is of course an option, but be careful not to go all out on jewellery because it could end up like you lost your dress, and it was a backup because big, sparkly or blingy accessories won’t tie in properly.
  • Adding minimal embellishments onto the neckline and/or the bottom of the skirt.


Like I said you might not want any of that but just some quick ideas 🙂

EDIT: I forgot to mention if you add a skirt overlay you can also havejust an itty bitty train, which imediately looks bridal without anything else! Its probably the first thing I noticed about the dress – that it had no train. 🙂

Post # 14
42089 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You don’t need to add or embellish anything. It’s a beautiful dress and has “bride” written all over it.

Post # 15
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@gromble:  What a lovely dress! Smile

I did the same thing (bought a bridesmaid dress for my wedding dress).  If you’re worried that it doesn’t look “bridal” enough, you could always order it in extra long and ask a seamstress to make a small train for you.  Of course, this depends on the wedding venue, but it’s an option.


Post # 16
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I have tons of bridesmaid’s dresses pinned on Pinterest, as wedding dresses.  I think any long white dress will look bridal.  This one certainly does!  🙂

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