Dress from a broken engagement

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What would you do with this dress?
    Keep It. : (42 votes)
    45 %
    Donate it. : (15 votes)
    16 %
    Sell it. : (37 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 2
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    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Keep it if you think you would wear it in the future, but if you don’t need money right away donating it for a tax write off is usually better than selling it… You picked it because you love it, so keep it if that’s what feels right!

    Post # 3
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    497 posts
    Helper bee

    I’d keep it. The dress was for the wedding, not the guy. You’ll find somebody. Wear it then. Change out with a belt jacket or sleeve altering.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2775 posts
    Sugar bee

    I kept mine!!! My ex never saw me in it, and we didn’t get married. I LOVE the dress, and my new man doesn’t have a problem with it.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2109 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I wore my wedding dress from an engagement I called off. I bought the dress because I loved it. My ex had no involvement in picking out my dress. It was my dream dress so I wore it when I married my dream man!

    Post # 6
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    377 posts
    Helper bee

    I donated mine. I bought it wih my ex in mind, I didnt want it. Even if I buy a similar dress, i just didnt want THAT one.

    Post # 7
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    1308 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    If you donʻt need the money, and itʻs THE dress, keep it and revisit it when you are to that point again.

    Post # 8
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    473 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I too, donated mine. I wasn’t the one to call the engagement off, so as far as I was concerned the dress was tainted. It was a beautiful dress, but I bought impulsively at the time and I am now wearing an entirely different style for my wedding in a couple months and I wanted it to be special for my Fiance. But to each his own, and if it’s about how much you spent and not wanting to spend more I totally get that!

    Post # 9
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    66 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    My mother kept her dress from a called-off engagement because she loved it and it was not picked out by anyone on her ex-fiance’s side. She wore it when she married my father and they’re going on almost 45 years.

    Post # 11
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    1352 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

    I was engaged before, and I sold my dress shortly after we broke up. There’s no way I would feel comfortable wearing that dress now even though it was a dress that *I* chose; I chose it thinking I would marry my ex in it.

    Post # 12
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    6271 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I was going to say sell it but I’ve seen the photo and i love it! I don’t think it’ll date in the next year or two so if you feel you might still love it then hold on to it. It’s really is fab. 

    Post # 13
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    12499 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    Personally, I would sell it. How do you think your SO would feel if he knew? I wouldn’t want to take the chance that it would bother him, even a little. But that’s me. In the end, a dress is just a dress, it’s the feelings of those involved that count. 

    Post # 14
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    3999 posts
    Honey bee

    That simple style of dress lends itself to embellishment with jewellery or to the addtion of a topper. I think you can give it a whole new identity if you feel it reminds you too much of your former flame so I say keep it.

    Post # 15
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    502 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    i would sell it, unless you intend on wearing it in the future 🙂

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