(Closed) Would you wear a dress from a previous engagement?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you wear it?
    Yes : (85 votes)
    47 %
    No : (90 votes)
    50 %
    Other (Explain) : (6 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    No way but that’s just me. I would sell the dress and use that money to but another dress that I loved. I would feel really weird walking down the aisle to my husband in a dress that was meant for another man.

    Post # 4
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    8042 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @BHB0526:  It’s kinda hard to say. On one hand I am superstitious, but on the other hand I feel like $1,000 is a lot for a dress that was never worn, so I might be tempted to wear it.

    Why not see what your FI says? I always go to my SO when I need a voice of reason. If he’s ok with it, then I think that you should be too.

    Post # 5
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    1425 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2017 - Downtown Riverfront Cafe

    It’s a dress, not a ring. YOU bought it and for yourself, not your former fiance. I think it is completely, 100% silly not to wear it if you LOVE it and never have. It would be another story if you had already worn it down the aisle, of course. Lol. Personally, I don’t see why you would need to bring it up to your fiance, either. Most brides don’t tend to discuss “the dress” with their SOs and it is your clothing, your choice. If you feel strange not bringing it up for some reason, though, go right ahead but mention to him that you do really love it, that you already spent the money and that you have obviously never worn it or even involuntarily attached it to a date. Would love to see pics! πŸ™‚

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I think it totally depends.  I was previously engaged and will not be wearing the dress I had bought this time around.  My FI felt very strongly about me not wearing it but he said had I never told him I had it and wore it than he wouldn’t ever care haha.  I don’t think I would have worn it either way since it brought up unpleasant memories for me.

    If you love the dress and your FI is ok with it than I don’t think there’s any problem with you wearing it.

    Post # 7
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    763 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    This one is all your decision πŸ™‚

    I can see the argument for both sides, but it really comes down to what you associate personally with the dress and whether you’re comfortable wearing it.

    I probably wouldnt’t want to wear it, only because if its from 8 years ago, it may not be my style anymore, but that’s just me.

    Post # 8
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    490 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have an amazing dress from a previous engagement I left about 10 yrs back, yes i can still fit in it.  But I would not wear it, its a beautiful dress and i still love it but I didnt buy it to marry the man i am now in love with now.  I want a fresh start with my current FI and think it warrents a brand new dress.

    BUt i also think if you are comfortable whereing that dress then go for it, there isnt any rule out there saying you must buy a new dress lol

    good Luck πŸ™‚

     

    Post # 9
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    148 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I agree that it is a personal preference! If you love the dress, go for it!

    Post # 10
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    1578 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

    i personally would sell the dress and buy a new one.

    Post # 11
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    2556 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I don’t think I would, personally, but I don’t see anything wrong with it. If it were me, I’d sell it and get another dress. At least all would not be lost.

    Post # 12
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    8464 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    If you like the dress, wear it.  Realistically, your choice of dress isn’t what caused the ending of your previous relationship.

    Post # 13
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    9552 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    As long as your guy is okay with it, and you don’t think it will make you feel funny then I say go for it! You picked it and you still love it, so why not?

    Post # 15
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    1425 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2017 - Downtown Riverfront Cafe

    @BHB0526: Completely agree with you about the resale value. If you still want that dress shopping experience, why don’t you make a bridal appt with the dress you have and try on accessories with it! You can get all dolled up, try it on again, be sure you are 100% happy with it, take pics and accessorize with friends, family, whomever. If you aren’t sold, you will be in a position to try on new dresses and make a decision after considering all of your options. Problem solved. πŸ™‚

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