(Closed) Anyone wearing grandmother’s dress?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
898 posts
Busy bee

Oh I WISH I could. My grandmother no longer has her dress. Hers was a gorgeous tea-length gown and I can’t find anything close to it, now! I’ve even thought about having it replicated from pictures.

I think if you can get them tailored, go for it!

Post # 4
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m wearing my maternal grandmother’s 1950 wedding dress to our rehearsal dinner.  It’s tea length, pinky-peach lace and really adorable.  I have vivid memories of trying it on when I was in fifth grade, and of it fitting perfectly.  If I had realized how bad my memory was, I might have thought about wearing it for my wedding dress, but I never dreamed it would fit now.

Talk to a seamstress about whether either of your grandma’s dresses can be tailored enough to fit you.  And post pictures! 

Post # 5
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I’m with Erin – talk to a seamstress. Would you want to change it? or just wear it as is?  I think its awesome btw.

Post # 7
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My grandmother’s dress was purchased in the 1940’s, and my mom was her only daughter (out of six) to ask if she could wear it.  It’s hanging in my closet now, but I’m not going to be wearing it.  I seriously considered it for awhile, but it was never well-preserved.  Oh – and that whole size thing was a bit of an issue, too.  I’m trying to think of something else I can do with it – my mom said she’d be fine with me cutting it up to turn it in to something else, since she’d rather it did that than just hang in a closet, but I don’t know if I can bring myself to do it.  Hmmm.

 If my grandmother’s dress looked the way that your grandmothers’ sound, I would want to wear them too!  I’m sure that a good seamstress would be able to at least tell you what your options are.  Good luck!

Post # 8
3331 posts
Sugar bee

Wow, I think it would be totally awesome to wear a vintage dress from your family.  Aren’t those jackets great?  My grandma is wearing this fabulous lace jacket in her wedding photos–I wish she still had it, I totally would have rocked it. 

I’d try to take some photos or even take the dresses themselves to a seamstress and see what she says about making the alterations.  

Post # 9
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I actually just called my grandma yesterday to see if she still had her wedding dress. I already bought mine, but I thought that it would be neat to use some of the lace for my veil. She got rid of it a couple years ago though  I think that it is a really neat idea and would love to see pics of 2010 brides in vintage gowns!

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