Post # 1
Ok so many of us, including me, are saving our dresses after our wedding and some of us hope our daughters or daughters in law will wear them. Just curious, I know none of us wants to think this, but what about your dress do you think she will say no to. For me, my grandma offered her grandma’s dress and I personally don’t like the style. It kinda looks like a nightgown to me (no waist definition, high neck, long sleeves). So I politely told her that I would buy my dress even though her grandmother had some very beautiful lace that I did love.
For me I think the pickups will be what kills my dress for future use and the fact I used gold lace and detailing instead of silver (which seems to be more popular). While I love both I can see how others wouldn’t and why my daughter may not want to wear it.
This is just a fun thread and not meant to make anyone second guess or bash theirs or others dresses.
Post # 3
I love my gown because of how it fits my body, but my body is pretty unique. I’m short and thin, but still hour glass (or as hour glass as a skinny gal can be) so I don’t know that it will be the best fit for anyone else and if they’re over 5’3 they’ll need to make it tea/knee length. It’s also got very interesting shoulder straps, and a wide open and low back.
Hopefully pieces will be used for baptisms and such, or a ringbearers pillow in weddings, but I don’t have high hopes that my kids will love it.
Post # 4
Probably because it won’t be in style or her style. Or she’ll get some height from her dad and it’ll look like a knee-length dress if she were to wear it, lol.
I do have hopes that maybe my daughter(s) would wear the veil. They will get to use my something old, which was a handkerchief that my great-grandma sewed for me when I was born, to use on my wedding day. I think that’ll be a cool thing to pass down.
Post # 5
i’m pretty sure mine will be because of the texture on the skirt. Texture may be big now but i don’t know that its ever really been popular in the past nor will it be in the future – i may be pleasantly surprised though.
I wouldnt have worn my moms dress – she had long sleevees (which can be really beautiful) but they were sheer and really loose and had thick white cuffs at the wrists. I also felt like it kind of looked like a nightgown, not a lot of shape.
Post # 6
That’s how my great great grandmothers is. Beautiful lace but just not in a style I would wear.
I love textured skirts!
Post # 7
When I look at my parents’ wedding pictures, I know there is just no way I would leave the house in my mother’s 1974 wedding dress. I think my daugther/DIL won’t wear it because it looks too ‘2010s’.
Post # 8
I am making my dress from scratch to my measurements. Plus it will a Victorian Gothic theme so unless my daughter or DIL is skinny as heck and has big boobs, I doubt my dress fit…
Post # 9
I am sure she won’t want it simply because that will probably be 30 years from now, and it will just plain be out of style then.
Post # 10
Im sure as amazing as I think my dress is, it will just be as out of style as the puffy sleeved 80s dresses are to us. My mom loved her dress!! Im sure it was the stuff back then, but I wouldnt wear it.. EVER lol but she would never ask me to haha
Post # 11
I don’t know. My dress is a very simple, classic silhouette and has very little embellishment (3 fabric flowers that could be easily removed) so I think that there’s at least a decent chance. If not, then we can always do something else with it.
My mother kept her dress and, while I declined wearing it, we used the lace off of it to trim my hanky and garter.
Post # 12
There is nothing particular about my dress that I think a future daughter won’t like, it will just be 30 years old and no longer “in style”. I wouldn’t have wanted to wear my mom’s dress from the mid-80s (even if I could have fit in it – which I couldn’t), not because it isn’t beautiful, but it just isn’t a time-appropriate style.
I actually have no desire for a future daughter to wear my gown. I want her to be able to choose a gown that she loves and feels beautiful in, just like I did.
Post # 13
My dress has a decent chance. There’s a flower sash on it that will probably go out of style, but that is easily removable. It’s also strapless – nothing a bolero can’t fix! Other than that, is quite a classic dress, I think. Lace top, tulle bottom, ballgown but not too poufy. It might not be my daughter’s style, though. She probably would want to pick her own dress from scratch.
Post # 14
There is a designer out there (I’ve forgotten her name) who does alterations to vintage wedding gowns. Her picture gallery shows you the before and after of the dresses she alters, so there are some really cute pictures of the bride’s grandmother or mother in the wedding gown, and then how the wedding gowns look now (more modern). If my mother had a wedding dress to hand down, that’s definitely something I would do! ( =( she rented back then)
Post # 15
There’s nothing that jumps out at me that my daughter would hate 30 or so years from now, except for the flower sash. I do think my dress will be “out of style” by then, and she just won’t want to wear it. But I don’t think anything will jump out to her as just plain ugly…I hope 🙂
Post # 16
You know I just thought, what about granddaughters? Yeah I wouldn’t wear my moms 1980’s dress (if she had actually bought one) but if my other grandmother still had her 1950’s dress I would have jumped on it. Does anyone think their granddaughters will want an “antique” dress?