Vintage wedding dress, should I buy it?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

oh…. you want honesty….. no. No. NO. Not unless you are planning to completely reconstruct the dress. If you want a dress with sleeves, just wear a bolero.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

To be honest, it looks a bit old fashioned, and not in a good way. I would keep looking, and like the pp said, consider other options like a bolero. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Nooooo unless you are doing major alterations on it.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

I actually like this especially for an 80’s theme wedding 😀

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

For an 80’s themed wedding? Go for it! Get some alterations if you need them but if you like it I say go big or go home!

Post # 8
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Worker bee

If it’s an 80’s themed wedding then I say heck yes!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

MrsBlackCat:  I love the top but the bottom is a nooo nooo. I will say buy it unless you going to do some major alteration on it 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m not a fan honestly and I think it makes you look a bit ‘frumpy’ – you have a nice shape under there that could be better highlighted! I’m curious about an 80s themed wedding though! Are the bridesmaids in puffy sleeved taffeta gowns and stuff?!

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I think this is very pretty! Especially for an 80s themed wedding. 🙂

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

I think the top part is gorgeous. Maybe have someone redesign the bottom. Even though you’re doing 80s theme you’ll probably want to freshen it up a bit 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

The bodice and sleeves are nice.  The issue I think people are seeing is that thick white “arrow” of lace pointing down on the skirt, and the little lace frills at the drop waist.  Without those, I think it would be dramatically better.  A seamstress should probably be able to take that off without too much trouble, depending on how much the fabric shows needle holes.  

If you want to make additional alterations, you could remove some of the volume at the sides of the skirt, but I don’t think it’s completely necessary.  The most challenging part of the dress to “get right” is the bodice, and that’s looking pretty spot-on!

Overall, it looks good on you, and if you like it and it fits with the feel of your wedding, go for it!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Very lovely.  And quite right for the time period of your theme.  Good choice!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I actually think it’s pretty cute! Seems to fit you well too.

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