(Closed) Wearing moms dress at the wedding

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Even though she offered, I don’t plan to wear my mom’s dress. Mostly because I’m not a huge fan of the style and while I’m pretty handing w/ a sewing machine and my mom gave me her blessing to rework the dress – I don’t think I could manage to rip apart her wedding dress. I do have it hanging up in my closet though. I love the idea of wearing a hand-me-down dress, I hope it works out for you, be sure to post pictures when you can!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Mrs Christopher:  How beautiful! That’s a gorgeous dress! If you wanted to update the look and feel of it, maybe you could put something beading around the bodice like in the other two pictures since it seems like that may be one of the things you really like.

 

Lacey modest dressed are supposed to be more “in” this year, so you’d be right on track. I can definitely see thay princess feel to it, especially when thinking of Kate’s dress with the lace sleeves.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

How awesome is that! So special!

My mom is about 5’2″ when the wind blows enough to pouf her hair up … and I topped out at approximately 5’10”, so there is just no way her dress would ever work for me. It would be really special if it could – *sigh*. My sister was able to get into Mom’s wedding gown last year (parents celebrated their 30th anniversary, and we trotted out the dresses and Dad’s tux at the party, it was super fun!) I love vintage gowns. You are going to look smashing in your mom’s! How cool is it, too, that you get to be the one-person-in-a-thousand who actually does wear her mother’s wedding gown?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My mom is 3 inches shorter than I am (I’m 5’2) and weighed about 50 lbs less than I do now.  I don’t thnk her dress would fit over one of my thighs–I’m not overweight but she was seriously tiny.  It was not an option past the age of 13 for me to wear her dress.  But if I could, I’d at least consider it.  It would be pretty neat.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My FI’s grandmother is desperate to get me into her dress. She brought it up everytime I saw her before we even got engaged, then again many times since we did. Wouldn’t be so bad, if it wasn’t truly hideous!! Your dress is lovely though 🙂

 

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