Which current/recent dress styles will still look classy/pretty in the future?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which of these will still be considered pretty/classy once styles have moved on?
    Ruffle skirts : (5 votes)
    1 %
    Illusion Neckline : (55 votes)
    13 %
    Mermaid/trumpet silhouette : (30 votes)
    7 %
    Tulle skirts : (56 votes)
    13 %
    Sweetheart neckline : (96 votes)
    23 %
    Fit & Flare silhouette : (63 votes)
    15 %
    Blingy belts : (18 votes)
    4 %
    All-over lace : (98 votes)
    23 %
    Pickups : (3 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think lace will always look timeless and classy.

    Post # 4
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    1981 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    It is not on the list, but I think an A-line ball gown will always be classy.

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    I picked tulle skirts, all over lace, sweetheart neckline, and a-line ballgown (:

    Post # 7
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    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    A lines will never ever date. 

    Post # 8
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @sugarpea:  

    Those are the options I chose as well, although I also added fit-and flare, trumpet, and mermaid silhouettes simply because I think there always will be women who will want to wear more form-fitting gowns, especially since there has been such a shift in our culture toward fitness and body consciousness as well as what once would have been considered to be “older” and more “established” (in their careers, homes, etc.) brides, some of whom eschew “princess” ball gowns or “caught-in-the-middle” (from a design standpoint) A-lines. For the record, though, I married in my mid 40s, and I wore an A-line ball gown. 🙂

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @CatyLady:  +1 I think lace is timeless, much like pearls and yellow gold

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Anything that tries too hard to be fashionable will look more dated than something either classic or totally offbeat.

    The following three weddings all happened in 1986.

    Paula Yates:

    Maria Shriver:

    Sarah Ferguson:

    Of the three, it’s easiest to peg Maria Shriver’s dress as mid-80s because it was the most “fashionable” and probably the least wearable now. Sarah Ferguson’s was classic (excessive but it was a Royal wedding) and Paula Yates’s dress was pretty off-beat (even though it was made by Princess Diana’s wedding dressmakers).

    Being dated isn’t necessarily bad, but being too fashionable can be a bad thing if you want to pass on the dress to the next generation.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I think sweetheart necklines and A-line ballgowns with be forever.

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @pharmy:  Given they’ve been around for a good few hundred years, I suspect you’re right!

    Post # 14
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    2787 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Looking at the past 100 or so years of wedding dresses, I say lace and silk are always a common material used. I also think many shilouettes will be “classic” since not many are new (mermaids, alsdo fit and flair (aka same as trunpet)). 

    I find starting in the late 90’s strapless has been a thing, so much to the point that it’s hard to find non-strapless. I dodn’t think all strapless dresses will be classic in a way….(depends on the overall look of the dress). 

    Extra embelishments like pick-ups and blinged out belts, or coloured sashes, will definetly be a pin-point of todays bridal fashion, although they have shown up in history before, they are defiently too “much” to be classic.

    Usually classic styles have a simplicity to them. 

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I have vintage dresses from the 1950s that I think are still gorgeous and wearable today, I think some style characteristics are timeless – tulle skirts, natural waist ballgowns, a-line ballgowns, lace, illusion/lace necklines/bateau necklines, natural fabrics like silk. 

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