Would you buy a second hand dress?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you buy a second hand dress?
    Yes : (190 votes)
    90 %
    No : (21 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I would absolutely buy a second hand dress – especially if it’s one that I love and could get it so much cheaper than a brand new dress.  =)

    Post # 4
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    8426 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I totally would if I found one that I loved!!

    Post # 5
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    2143 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I bought a second hand dress, and I’m really happy I did. It let me get a nice quality dress for crazy cheap, and recycling is good for everybody! 

    Post # 6
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    31 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    As long as it’s clean 🙂

    Post # 7
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    4676 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    If I found one that was perfect but couldn’t afford a brand new one. 

    Post # 9
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    1071 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I bought my dress “pre-loved” and I love it!  It originally cost around 2k but I got it for $350!!!

    Post # 11
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    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I bought my used and saved 50-75% of the cost of the dress new. I also saved on alterations since I have the same measurements as the seller.

    Post # 12
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    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I did! And I love it!

    The only thing I wouldn’t buy second hand is underwear and socks, those I buy brand new.

    Post # 13
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    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I bought my dress from a consignment shop.  It ended up being new (the previous owner bought two dresses and decided on the other), but all of the other dresses I tried on were prev worn.  We found some amazing deals doing it that way

    Post # 15
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    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’d vote No mainly for the reason that I’m really tall and would require extra length on 99% of any wedding dress designers. And considering most preowned listings I see had hemming done on a regular length dress, this would not work for me!

    Post # 16
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    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @vickiburns:  If you’re a size or two smaller than the seller it should be pretty simple alterations. Taking a dress in is usually easier than taking it out. The only thing you should be careful about is how the dress has been stored and cleaned. My dress is stained, but because of the location of the stains (underside of the train) nobody will notice [besides my MOH who will have to tie my bustle].

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