(Closed) Dresses they can wear again . . .

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Thanks for this! 


Post # 4
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you truly want them to wear the dress again, them pick a color and that’s it. If you choose black and just let the girls get a black dress, they will almost definitely be able to wear it again.

I think wearability also depends alot on fabric. I have one Bridesmaid or Best Man dress that is red satin. Yea, not going to wear that anywhere. But I might be able to refashion as a christmas tree skirt.

Post # 5
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

This is why I let the girls pick their own, and my color was charcoal. I don’t know if they’ll wear them again, but at least they each picked something that was their own taste & budget!

Post # 6
3718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I thought about this a lot when dress shopping. My rules were simple, they each got to put in a non-negotiable and then they had to decide on a dress together– they picked brown (yellow or orange were unanimously vetoed), one asked for knee length, one asked with straps, and the last asked for an A-line. They picked a dress I never would have and I would never have wanted to wear. It looks great on them despite very different shapes and I honestly think at least two of them will wear it again. I could easily see them wearing it to another wedding or Christmas party. I think that a bride can have her dress/her way or she can leave it up to the girls. If you leave it up to them (and then have similar styles and it is a flattering enough dress), then it is rewearable. If my girls had different tastes in clothes, I would have never aimed for it to be rewearable. 


Post # 7
643 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I kind of stumbled into a “completely going to wear it again” dress. Two of my bridesmaids already owned it in a different color 😛 and the color I chose was black so it’s not like that’s unflattering on anyone. Yay american eagle sundresses 🙂

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