(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 # 32
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    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    1.) I could not fit in it if I wanted to. My mom is about 5″ shorter than me and was quite thin when she got married. 2.) It’s not a very fancy dress. She sewed it herself and it’s a very plain white dress, not a typical wedding dress. 3.) It was not treated and preserved and is yellowed with age.

    Post # 33
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    15 posts
    Newbee

    I couldn’t vote because there is no “other” option, but I have only seen her once since I was 3, so I have no attachment to her dress.

    Post # 34
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    1871 posts
    Buzzing bee

    My mom never had a wedding. I probably wouldn’t have liked it though, since she married my dad in the 80s. 

    Post # 35
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    301 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I actually did wear my mom’s dress.  But it was to a disco dance during High School.  My mom got married in Vegas in the 70’s.  It was not an attractive dress either.  People kept asking me why I wrapped a white blanket around me.

    Post # 36
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    1549 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Both my mom and grandma loaned their beautiful dresses to someone else and never got it back. My sister wore my mom’s veil, but I dont want to wear one (wouldn’t go with the style of my dress). I am, however, wearing my grandma’s wedding necklace and my mom’s wedding earings instead.

    Post # 37
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    7086 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My moms dress was beautiful, still by todays standards.  It was never properly preserved so when we pulled it out of storage in my twenties to just look at it, it fell apart.  There was nothing to salvage out of it.  I am still crushed about it and I very much would have worn it.

    Post # 38
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    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Rock Hugger:  My mom wore this extremely 1980’s-style pooooofy thing with a veil attached to a cowboy hat. I love my mom, but it’s hideous. And the marriage was completely loveless, so I don’t think I’d want to incorporate any of it anyway.

    Post # 39
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    3765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My mom mentioned me wearing her dress… and I had to make sure I corrected my O.o facial expression before I turned to face her.  What I said was, “Oh mom, that’s so sweet but you were super tiny!  I’m way bigger now than you were when you got married!  But thank you so much, it really is sweet of you to offer.”  What I was thinking was, “Ohhhh HELLLZ NO!  I’m not wearing a PINK silk gown with a lace overlay and SLEEVES in August!  No Fluffing THANKS!”

    Post # 40
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    908 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Mom got married by the justice of the peace and wore a red dress!

    Post # 41
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    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Both my mother and my FI’s mother asked me if I wanted to wear their dress.  Without hesitation I said NO.  Both sets of parents have a very happy marriage, so it wasn’t about that.  It was purely about style.  I am a little fashionista and want a dress of my own, in my style- not a style from the late 70s or early 80s. 

    The dress is a personal reflection on me- not our mothers.

    Post # 42
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    28 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My mother didn’t have a wedding dress.  The dress she wore to the courthouse ended up in our “play clothes” pile as kids decades ago – honestly not sure if this was before, or after, she and my father divorced. 

    Post # 43
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    6610 posts
    Bee Keeper

    My mom never asked me to. Plus, I’m at least six inches taller than she is so there’s no way it would have worked for me!

    Post # 44
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    519 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    It never occurred to me to even consider wearing anyone’s dress but, well, mine. 

    My mother’s first marriage (white wedding gown) ended after a very short time — she was 19 — and I think that one is gone. Her wedding to my father was somewhat non-traditional, and since at that time only 1st-time brides wore white, she wore a gorgeous, somewhat bohemian off-the-shoulder floral gown. Pretty, but not for me. And I think that one is long gone too. My mother never mentioned either dress.

    I will add that although I didn’t wear her gown, I did wear her original engagement ring from my father, which happens to be my birthstone (she upgraded a while ago and gave it to me to wear). 

     

    Post # 45
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    5166 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My moms wedding dress is a chiffon long sleeves dress that is just no longer fashionable in any shape or form. She looked loved and elegant in it at her wedding but its definitely not something she would even wear these days. I think a wedding dress should represent you and your sense of style at the time of the wedding thats why I chose my own dress and I dont expect my daughter to wear mine.

    Post # 46
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    757 posts
    Busy bee

    My Mom was TINY when she got married, and well, I’m not anywhere near being tiny.  Also, she got married in 1980, and the dress def. shows the signs of the times!  

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