(Closed) Wearing Bridesmaids Dresses again? POLL

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you wear your BM dress again?
    Yes, and it was short. : (18 votes)
    26 %
    Yes, and it was long. : (3 votes)
    4 %
    No, it was short. : (31 votes)
    44 %
    No, it was long. : (18 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think just about every bride wants to think their BMs will wear their bridesmaids dresses again, but I don’t think in reality that happens very often.  

    Post # 4
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    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I was in a wedding where our bridesmaids dresses were infinity dresses, and I have ABSOLUTELY worn it again! In fact, I wore it to work earlier this week retied as a skirt. Pretty fun option, I think!

    Post # 5
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    7312 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    My MOH chose a knee length black lace cocktail dress and I know she’s worn it to several occasions since. On the other hand, i’m in an upcoming wedding wearing a long purple chiffon dress. I really will have no use for it after the wedding. It’s mainly a fabric thing. Chiffon is just not my thing. It’s far to dressy of a fabric for any other use.

    Post # 6
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    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I rewore mine once and it was short. I would wear a long one again if I liked it and had another wedding to go to.

    Post # 7
    Member
    7175 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I’ve never reworn my long BM’s dresses.  The look way too ‘bm’ like.

    The only one I’ve reworn was the off the rack dress at Macy’s – a simple, black, a-line, v-neck dress… and it was on sale!  I think around $60 at the time! 🙂

    Post # 8
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    13101 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’ve worn a dress again that I wore as a BM (and it was short).

    Post # 9
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    2552 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’ve only worn it maybe once or twice since the wedding, and only because I was doing laundry & didn’t have anything else nice to wear to work. It’s the tafetta/satin type fabric which I personally HATE the look/feel of… I think if you really want them to wear it again it needs to be something other than a *traditional* BM dress- like a cocktail dress or formal dress…

    Post # 10
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    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Wore a short red satin 2-piece recently.  Will never rewear.  The bride kept telling us how she picked it because we can rewear.  All I did was smile.  I don’t think I’ve worn a satin dress other than in weddings.

    Wore a short coral chiffon dress a few years ago.  Would possibly rewear, but haven’t had the occasion to.

    Was thinking that sateen would probably be a good rewearing fabric, but hard to find.

    Post # 11
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    928 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I didn’t vote because it wasn’t due to the length that I never wore my bridesmaid dress again… it was because it is obviously a bridesmaid dress that I never wore it again.

    Post # 13
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    1094 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I don’t see how BM dresses are that much different from other formal dresses honestly.  Unless i hate the color or the dress, i’d totally wear it again. But i love dresses and dressing up! I wore a BM dress to a wedding as a guest once (it wasn’t anything like the BM dresses the girls wore).  I got so many compliments on it!  

    Post # 14
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    4676 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    For the only wedding I was in the dress I bought is still hanging in the closet, with the greese stains still on, 3 or 4 years later.  I wasn’t very happy about spending $100 on a dress that I didn’t like and wasn’t flattering on me.  But I did it, because that is what the bride wanted.  

    For my wedding I just asked my girls to buy whatever dress they wanted in a certain color scheme.  They only spent $20-30, they got a dress that they picked out and was flattering on them, and if they don’t wear them again it probably wouldn’t be a big deal because they didn’t spend an arm and a leg.  

    Post # 15
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    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I have been in 7 weddings and have not yet worn any dress again, long or short.

    Post # 16
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    2786 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have personally never re-worn one, but they were all long.

    I only got married a month ago and 2/3 of my BMs have already re-wore their dresses as guests to other weddings! Theirs was cocktail length.

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