(Closed) Are you/would you wear your mom’s dress?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Are you or would you wear your mom's dress.

    Yes! I am wearing mom's (or another family member's) heirloom.

    I wish she had kept her so that I could wear it.

    One was offered to me, but I bought my own.

    I want my own look for my wedding.

    Something else...

  • Post # 17
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    Bumble bee

    My mom was like 5′ tall and 104lbs when she was married… in the 80s…

    so yea, no teeny 80s dress for me.

    Although, I am wearing an antique dress (100 years old), so it’s sort of an heirloom.

    Post # 18
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Haha definitely a no. Well sort of…My mom was about 5-6 months pregnant with me when she married my dad. She wore a very 80s looking off-white sweater and a white skirt. So definitely no.

    The well sort of: She bought a dress for her 2nd wedding but they never had a big wedding so she didn’t even wear it. It’s hanging in my closet…it’s a bit big for me but I’ve thought of maybe seeing if someone could take it down in size and change up the neckline. I guess I’ll just have to see how much that would run.

    Post # 19
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would have considered my mom’s dress, but she was a skinny mini when she got married (and still is!). I think I got all of my genes from my dad’s side lol. Her’s is ver 70’s though too, and is long sleeved. I would be a little bit warm in it for September, even if I could fit into it 😛

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    No way!  My parents got married in 1972 and my Mom wore a dress that was very pretty, but these days it seems like it would be more appropriate for a nun.  It had full length sleeves and a high collar and her veil was a bonnet with like 8 feet of tulle attached.  She looks very pretty in her pictures and the dress looks great but if I got married in it people might mistake me for a Mormon.

    Post # 21
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    If I had wanted to wear my mother’s dress, there is NO WAY it would fit. Well… it could fit my right leg and that’s about it. My mom is a twig. I defintely take after my dad’s side of the family. If HE had worn a dress, I would totally fit into it!

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2008

    I would have worn my mom’s dress, but when I was 10 I decided I was a seamstress and cut it up (she wasn’t mad, it had some mold damage and hated it).

     The dress I chose to wear was very similar to the dress she wore. Same V-Neck, sleeve length and overall shape. My dress just had an open back. Looking back, my mom had pretty modern taste. If I saw someone wearing her dress today I wouldn’t think twice.

    Post # 23
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i had fully planned on wearing my moms dress- with major alterations of course.

    like what a lot of people here are saying, my mom was a 70s bride with long sleeves and high collar. it has a beautiful beaded top though, and my thought was to make the dress strapless (if you saw the way the beading looked, it could be cut in such a way to make an adorable sweetheart top), and then cut off the train and either make it floor length or tea length. then i was going to use the extra fabric from the train to make a little jacket or wrap, and make a birdcage veil out of her veil.

    however, when my mom took it out of the preservation box and i tried it on, i could barely fit into it! it wouldn’t even come close to fitting. i didn’t realize what a skinny bitch my mom was 🙁

    Post # 24
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My mom was 97 pounds on her wedding day, so thats a big no…

    her dress was beautiful but I would have altered it to be strapless (if of course I lost 47 pounds)

    Post # 25
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    HELL NO! My moms dress was 80’s to the max!!! Think HUGE poofy sleeves with shoulder pads! Not to mention she is 4’10” and I am 5’3″.

    Post # 26
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My mum was a little lighter than me – still is – is also shorter than me & the dress was very 70’s. Not what I am going for lol.

    Post # 27
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    My mom’s wedding dress was hideous lmao, I definitely would never want to have worn it. She got rid of hers years ago anyway.

    Post # 28
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We are going to use my mom’s dress along with the tie are dad wore and my sister is going to make garters out of them!

    Post # 29
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    No because…

    1) My mom didn’t preserve her dress so it’s yellow now

    2) My parents are divorced so the dress kind of has made juju in my opinion

    3) My parents got married in the 70s…enough said?

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would love to wear my mums dress, but I would have to lose about a gazillion pounds to do so. When looking at dresses I’m actually drawn to similar dresses as my mums dress. It is tea length with short, semi-puffy sleeves and a beautiful polka dot overlay.

    Post # 31
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I considered it as a ceremony dress for a couple weeks but it needed work to it and when we attempted them the acetate just showed holes and didn’t hold up as well as we liked. In the end I bought another ceremony dress.

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