(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 # 62
    39 posts
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @MrsGo:  My mum had her’s made into a christening gown for my sister too! I don’t think it’s in the family any longer. I would have loved to have my mum’s dress – it was an amazing 1960’s long-sleeved really plain, boat-neck and she was a complete stunner in it.

    Post # 63
    89 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Saying that my mum got married in 1982 should probably suffice as reason enough lol 

    However, she is also 5’2″ and was about 95lbs at the time. I’m 5’8″ and….not 95lbs 🙂

    She enjoyed choosing HER perfect dress so why would she not want the same for me? 

    Post # 64
    6580 posts
    Bee Keeper

    It’s a size 2 and from 1978, it’s ugly. LOL.

    Post # 65
    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I voted “the dress was used for another special occasion”. When my sister and I were little, she had it turned into two little dresses for us. So, I guess I technically did wear it. When I was four 😛

    Post # 66
    7528 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My mom was very petite, a size 0!  And I’m a size 4 (although who knows what the wedding dress size will be, those sizes are crazy) so hers would never fit me.  She’s passed away but if she were here she’d be the first to want me to have something chic and new and not her dress, anyway.  She was very glamorous, I was lucky.  Miss her still, every day.

    Post # 67
    862 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    My mother looked so cute and stylish on her wedding day….which was in the 80s meaning it was accompanied with HUGE shoulders and she wore a hat instead of a veil. No hope in making it work. Also I like the idea of picking your own dream wedding dress. I mean if my mom had a gorgeous vintage wedding dress I would wear it.

    Post # 69
    72 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    my mum isnt at all sentimental AT ALL – to the point she  cant even remember what she did with hers – probably used it to line the cat basket the week after the wedding…

    Post # 70
    995 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My Mom was married in the late 60s, and her wedding dress was short. We’re talking micro-miniskirt short.

    We are the same clothing size except I’m 2 inches taller… so even if it was available, it wouldn’t be appropriate for a wedding.

    However, if we still had it, I would have worn it for a shower or bachelorette. But my grandmother, afflicted with Alzheimers, threw it away when I was a toddler.

    Post # 71
    1044 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My mom was much smaller than me when she got married.  I’m about 4 inches taller than she is, and she was probably about a size 28A in the chest area….I’m 32DD.  I don’t think there is anywhere close to that amount of fabric in the seams to “let it out” to fit the ta-tas.  🙁  Grrr Mom, for being so tiny/petite!!

    Post # 72
    1038 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I have 4 BIG reasons why I am not or would not wear her dress

    1… she lost it… who looses their wedding dress!?
    2… its not my style… AT ALL..
    3… Its WAY to big for me
    4… its from a broken and abused marriage 

    Post # 73
    1241 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My mom was married twice and divorced twice. First marriage to my stepdad, she wore a typical lace ’80s getup. Also, she’s 5’1″ and was about 110 pounds at her wedding and pregnant with my younger sister at the time. I’m 5’5″ and considerably heavier than that, so it would definitely be too small, haha. Also, my stepdad was a total jerk, so I wouldn’t want to wear that dress anyway.

    Her second marriage, to my birth father, was a courthouse wedding and she wore a simple navy dress. She’d gained some weight by then, so that one would have been too short AND too large. That marriage also recently ended in divorce, and my birth dad is also a total jerk, so I wouldn’t want to wear that one, either.

    Post # 74
    741 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My mom’s dress was a 1980’s poof explosion. Not really my style. Also, she was tiny! I tried it on when I was about 12 and it didn’t fit then, so no way is my rear going to fit in that now. However, I asked if I could use her dress in some way to make a head piece or use parts of it for a custom dress and she said she would be honored. I’m excited I still get to incorporate her dress in some way.

    Post # 75
    170 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    It was her sister’s dress, first of all, so neither of us even considered it. Although my aunt did actually offer the dress to me, since between the two of them I’m the only daughter. But both my mom and my aunt are about 10 sizes bigger than me, so the amount of altering that would have to be done for sizing alone would be pretty big. Plus it’s an 80’s dress- although surprisingly pretty for the time period, no princess di sleeves or any of that, just flowy umpire waist. No hard feelings for me not using it, so that’s good.

    Post # 76
    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My mom’s dress fit me when I was about 12. I know this because she made me wear it as a joke at my grandparent’s wedding anniversary celebration. It definitely wouldn’t fit me now, and, besides, she hasn’t taken very good care of it.

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