What dress styles do you think will look "dated" in a few decades?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 5
1566 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think that the mermaid/trumpet trend will die off eventually and it will become that ubiquitous turn of the century look.

The dresses with the ribbony texture on the skirts will probably die off, as well.

Like this type of texture:


And double trend:

Post # 6
8847 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Mermaids !

Post # 7
1822 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

Strapless/strapless sweetheart for sure, plus belts/sashes, plus mermaid fit… all of it together and it says 20-teens to me!

Post # 8
7185 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Ruffles and belts. My dress had a belt and I loved it 🙂

Post # 9
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ruffles, and the ribbony dresses that look like tissue.

Post # 10
2657 posts
Sugar bee

Keyhole backs.  I’m seeing them on so many dresses these days and I really can’t think of other time periods where they were common on wedding gowns.

Of course that’s the exact style I picked out for my dress too, LOL.

Post # 12
2878 posts
Sugar bee

@freshflowers:  Ombre dresses and those whose corset look like lingerie (sorry) are the only 2 that I can think of. I think most of today’s trendy styles are influenced by vintage or traditional styles so it makes it difficult to become ”dated” as they always carry some type of timeless feel. I’m not sure about ruffles (I love them and have them too), but I’d say they’re less likely to feel dated than other trends. 

Post # 13
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

See through bodice!

Post # 14
8480 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Probably a lot of dress styles (lace, mermaid, ruffles, strapless, keyhole backs)! 

It’s not just the dress that dates pictures, but your hair, bridesmaids dresses, jewelry, makeup.  A lot of things go into dating some pictures.

It’s going to happen to everyone’s photos so I wouldn’t be too worried! 

Post # 15
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’ve never really seen a dress/wedding that doesn’t look dated.  Some age more gracefully than others, but if you got married in 1987, your pictures look like they are from 1987, even if you bought an extremely restrained dress.

We’re not worried about it!  FI actually wants to do some trendy stuff so that our wedding has a sense of time and place to it when we look back.

Post # 16
320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I am thinking that pick-ups on dresses will definitely look dated in a few years…the same way that big poofy sleeves on wedding gowns from the 80’s totally age a wedding photo.

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