Post # 1
I was recently a Bridesmaid or Best Man and im not sure what to do with the dress. I read somewhere about shortening it and wearing for something else but what sort of event would i wear it to? Its an etsy dress and by the end of the night, the boning and wires were coming out and poking me. Shld i maybe donate or could the boning issues be fixed?
Post # 2
I think it might depend on how much the dress originally cost. I don’t think I would keep it purely for sentimental reasons, but if it was a pricey dress, it might be worth getting a tailor to look at it and give an estimate for repair on the boning and wires. Then maybe shorten it and save it in until you have the perfect place to wear it (but at least it’ll be ready to go).
Post # 3
It cost $130 so it wasnt expensive. I could donate to the domestice abuse shelter i normally donate to.
Post # 4
if the boning and wires are coming out, a seamstress can reinforce those areas with a patch and a crap load of thread. My Bridesmaid or Best Man dress did that when I happened to try it on in the store when I picked up my dress, and they did a 5 minute patch job at no cost, so I can’t imagine it’d be that costly. I’m planning on shortening my dress to knee length and wearing it to weddings, or fancy dates, or even nights out – I have the benefit of having a plain emerald green chiffon dress with a keyhole back, so it’s not like screaming BRIDESMAID though.
Post # 5
Ebay. That’s just me. Just put a good description and informative pics. I have literally been in 17 weddings and checking my smart phone in the bathroom because I was selling a dress I was wearing at that time! LOL. If I paid $200 for it, wear it for 5 hours and then sell it on eBay for $125, it works for me!
Post # 6
purrrbaby: i was a Bridesmaid or Best Man once, and the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses were all tulle on the bottom (pls keep in mind this wedding was over 10 years ago), i re-used it as my sweet 16 dress.
IN todays wedding world, Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are much more fashionable and can be worn again. I picked my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses on the sole fact that they could esily be shortend and worn again to a baby shower, bridal shower, wedding guest.
Post # 7
Mine got donated. I wasn’t going to wear a pink, strapless satin dress ever again.
Post # 8
purrrbaby: If it’s not really your style, then I wouldn’t waste money on shortening it. I’ve donated previous bridesmaid dresses to charities for girls who can’t afford a prom dress. No sense in it wasting space in my closet.