(Closed) Do you have a favorite dress of ALL time?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

What a tough question! All my free time is spent with pretty dresses, so I don’t even know how to pick.  I can say with certainty though that it must be a Worth dress from the very late 19th c or very early 20th c.  The fabrics were so luxurious and exquisite, and the details were endless and so intricate.  Such romantic dreams of gowns.  Charles Frederick Worth is kind of like my god.  I don’t know if I could possibly pick a favorite, but I have this one on hand and you can see how beautiful the fabric is.  Plus it has one of my favorite features from their dresses in this period–the lace flutter sleeves, which I am getting on my own wedding dress!

But I don’t like that pic because you can’t see the wondrous colors they so often worked with.  I think this may be an old, black and white pic of a dress with more color than that, but I can’t tell.  It’s the only one available in the Costume Institute online image archives.  Charles Frederick was all about the lush and regal hues, but Jean Philippe, his son, used more punchy colors and patterns (like this dream of a dress, which was sold at an auction, so these are all the pics circulating of it–BOO http://media.lasplash.com/1/doyle_coutureforacause_2005_4_001.jpg and http://www.metmuseum.org/Imageshare/ci/large/26.359a-b_front_CP4.jpg , a dress I find amazing because I LOVE it despite the fact that I typically hate chartreuse! Now THAT is the way to use that color).  Both of them were incredible, forward-thinking men.  If there were any possibility of bringing either back from the dead to make me a dress, I would in an instant dump my life’s savings into the project. Swoon.

Post # 5
174 posts
Blushing bee

Scarlett O’Hara’s green dress at the picnic in Gone with the Wind? 

Post # 6
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Marilyn Monroe’s pink dress in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. So iconic it hurts me.

Post # 7
11068 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

When I opened this thread I thought i’m sure I have but couldn’t think. Then IT came to me… Julia Roberts’ red dress in pretty woman. My mum even made me a long red dress for my 17th birthday as I loved it so much and have ever since loved the colour red.


Post # 8
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

OMG, so many that I could never get it down to just one.  I am so obsesses with the 1950s fashion houses that I have two dresses that are pinned to manaquins now waiting for me to get them just right.

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Post # 9
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Rita Hayworth’s dress in Gilda, when she sang .. Put the blame on mame …. I can’t imagine the amount of glue or what have you they used to get that dress to stay up.

Post # 10
2025 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m pretty in love with kate hudson’s yellow dress from “How to Lose A Guy”


Post # 11
5800 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Full disclosure, I hate that red dress from pretty woman. So hard to pick… Green dress from Atonement

Atonement dress replica

orrrr Grace Kellys Oscar dress


Post # 12
608 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@LGenz tha dress from atonement is my favorite too!  I love that dress.  I wish I owned it and more importantly had somewhere to where it.

Post # 13
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Favorite of all time wedding dress:


Post # 14
3521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@LGenz: Oh my god, yes. I covet that dress.

Post # 15
11068 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011


Did you need to comment on the fact that you hate it? I’m really careful on here of how I sound. Sorry for sounding rude and over dramatic like i’m taking it personally as it’s not even my dress but I feel you were a bit unnecessarily blunt and have shot me down in flames ;( 

Post # 16
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@tksjewelry: ME TOO! I bought my wedding dress because its silhouette was similar to Dior New Look.

I have a million dresses that I love and have a million folders with saved pictures. Some of my favorites were worn by Carrie in Sex and the City.


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