(Closed) Accidental dress – classic or dated?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: So is it worth trying on or reselling or just donate it
    Classic - try it on you might like it : (73 votes)
    71 %
    Too dated - Goodwill is the place : (21 votes)
    20 %
    Other - explanation below : (9 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think it’s cute.  A bit vintage but that can still be cool!

    Post # 4
    3295 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i like it ๐Ÿ™‚ you could always get it altered to fit your style a bit more if thats what youre worried about ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Its Cute!!  Not totally outdated.  it would be a sweet dress if you shortened it too a tea length dress.  Its got a retro 50’s vibe too it.  How awesome to get a dress for such a great price.

    Post # 6
    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    if you got it for so cheap, then what are you worried about?  i like it in it’s classic/vintage way ๐Ÿ™‚  but since you’re going to wear this out to the casinos i would have it shortened to knee length which will be fun to wear out but still bridal and pretty.  with the full skirt and high neckline and that pretty back detail it will look so nice at that length!  get some hot heels to go with it and you’ll be gorgeous!  if you get it shortened have them move the current satin hem band up to the new shortened hem so you keep that detail.  

    Post # 7
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I agree, I bet it will be really pretty shortened. Try adding a colored sash around the waist, too, that will make it look more modern :).

    Post # 8
    2788 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I love that dress, it is precious just the way it is.   I say try it on!!

    Post # 9
    42 posts
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Oh wow. That’s lovely! Definitely go with that one, it looks classic and elegant. 

    Post # 10
    1641 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I suggest shorteining it….I love the back….its borderline vintage/dated. Make a few changes and I think you’ll have a cool, fun, more vintage-y feel dress for the casino.

    Post # 11
    2561 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I am with the others who think you should shorten it to knee length and wear it with a ribbon sash!

    Post # 12
    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Ditto to the shorten it suggestions. It has a cute retro vibe to it that you could really play up in the casinos, and knee length is a great excuse to show off some fabulous shoes! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 13
    759 posts
    Busy bee

    Oooh I love, love that dress!!  Very vintage and classy!!  Maybe some minor alterations and it would be perfect.  I think the only thing I would change would be to remove the train, but keep the length. 

    Post # 14
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I agree with a pp who said to shorten it to tea length…I think it would look much more like a 1950s party dress that way! You could even accesorize it with a cute birdcage veil and some great, sassy heels!

    Post # 15
    548 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011


    It’s a good buy if you paid almost nothing, after all it is a wedding dress ๐Ÿ™‚

    I would change the neckline to a softer maybe sweetheart or just straight strapless and het rid of the sleeves (or change the sleeves into lace ones to match the skirt)

    Post # 16
    1270 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    i really like it! get it altered to fit your body really tight and it will be perfect!

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