(Closed) Curious – why AREN’T you wearing your mom’s dress?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Why aren't you wearing your Mom's dress?

    It does not fit.

    I can't stand the style

    mom never had a "special" wedding dress

    the dress was used for another special occasion

    mom got divorced and wearing her dress is inappropriate

    the condition is so poor I could not wear it

  • Post # 17
    619 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    My mom’s dress was gorgeous–for her wedding. It’s an unadorned straight-cut gown with a high neckline and long sleeves. It was perfect for a conservative Catholic wedding in the late 60’s. I’m just having a totally different wedding. I’ve never asked her if she still has the dress, but I should–I’d love to see it in person!

    Post # 18
    3501 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    My mother never wore one. Wink

    Post # 19
    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I kind of figured since the advent of polyester dresses that this wasn’t a tradition anymore.

    I never thought about wearing my mother’s dress. It has sleeves and is dated and she didn’t have it preserved so it’s been stuffed into a closet for almost 40 years. Plus she and I have totally different body types she is 5 inches taller than me and weighed probably 20 pounds less at the time.

    Post # 20
    1783 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My mum was smaller than I am so it wouldn’t fit, it was made by my nan for mum’s English wedding so it is very English, long sleeves and warm – I am getting married in winter so I guess that wouldn’t be soooo bad. Also thou mum lent her dress to 3 other couples and all 3 are now divorced so it (to me) is bad luck, my parents were the only happily married couple to come out of that dress with 29 years before my dad passed.

    Post # 21
    3282 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1993

    1. because it’s super-80s and not my style.

    2. because she didn’t even love it that much herself- she wanted to try a different one but the bridal shop wouldn’t let her

    3. She’s about 6 inches taller than me. I’d drown in it. 

    Post # 22
    169 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    doesn’t fit right! My hips are a little wider than hers were, but my waist is narrower. plus, she didn’t have a train and I’m taller than she is!

    Post # 23
    2357 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    my mom dyed hers red and wore it to a big gala- said she even got some compliments from some actors!

    I’m not sure where it is now? I would have loved to wear any hand-me-down as I can’t justify spending that much on myself.

    Post # 24
    1869 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’d never be able to! My mom was a size 0 in 1987 and 2 months pregnant lol I’m a ‘today’s size’ 4-6 sooo ya haha

    ETA: My mom’s dress is actually one of the best 80s/90s dresses I’ve ever seen! I’m hoping its in good condition so I can add her skirt into my dress.

    Post # 25
    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My mom’s dress was gorgeous (despite getting married in 1981) and I would have worn it buuuut she was teeny tiny when she got married and it was ruined when our basement flooded when I was little. They did use some of the lace from it to make me a dress when I was 3 or 4.

    Post # 26
    892 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Mom’s dress was 1970’s, high neck, long poofy sleeves.  She made it herself.  I just don’t like it.  And since I’m the 3rd, and neither sister wore it either, I’m in the clear!

    Post # 28
    635 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I never considered wearing hers.

    I wanted my own dress. I had enough hand-me-downs growing up. 🙂

    EDIT: …so I didn’t vote

    Post # 29
    2360 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I voted for the first, second and last options.

    Post # 30
    1583 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    My mom was 99 lbs when she got married. It’s so 80s. Poofy sleeves. And I want my own dress for my wedding.

    I never understood why people would wear their mother’s dress.

    Post # 31
    2294 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    My mom is a tiny lady who was even tinier when she got married, so even if her dress was wearable, it would probably get stuck around my armpits….

    I’m glad I wasn’t expected to have her dress be a serious contender. It’s not an ugly dress by any means, it’s just very dated. She was married in 1981.



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