Post # 1
I have only been in one wedding until next week and then I am in 3. I can honestly say I will wear my Bridesmaid or Best Man dress again from the wedding next week to my SIL’s rehearsal dinner in October. Its really pretty and the bride got us all matching shoes, necklace and earrings. I think Im going to end up wearing the ENTIRE outfit for the Rehearsal Dinner, not even just the dress.
Has anyone else actually worn a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress again?
Post # 3
Yes! Well, at least one of the two. Amazingly, I actually wore it to another wedding that same week and then to a work event. And I’m planning to wear it to a different wedding this weekend (obviously no overlap among the three guest lists, except for my Fiance, and he doesn’t care!). The dress is from JCrew and it’s really simple. I didn’t even love it that much, but it’s just a good, basic dress for when I haven’t figured out anything more exciting to wear!
Post # 4
i was the only Maid/Matron of Honor in my sister and my best friend’s wedding so I was able to wear the same dress twice. But the other 4 Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses I own have only been worn for dress-up at my school’s Q and U wedding!
This is why I am considering letting my bridesmaids choose whatever dress they want. But because I usually have huge issues with things looking symmetrical they are all telling me No! They think I’ll hate it, but I love all the pics of weddings with unmatched dresses. UGH.
Post # 6
No I haven’t, but I plan on making sure I pick up a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress that they can wear again.
I do plan on getting one tailored, and will definitely will wear it at the next wedding I attend.
Post # 7
I’ve only been a Bridesmaid or Best Man once and I have never worn the dress again. It’s a floor length chiffon dress in the most unflattering colour. The only way I’ll consider wearing it again is if I get it shortened (ha).
I’m letting my BMs choose the style they want so hopefully they’ll be able to wear it again.
Post # 8
No, I haven’t. That’s why I chose a department store dress for my girls. I figured it cost less than most bridesmaid dresses, and is probably more rewearable. I love it, but even if they don’t. they didn’t spend much on it.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
@naangel55- That’s a whole-lotta bridesmaidin’ you have to do in such a short period of time!
The only time I have been a bridesmaid was when I was a “junior” bridesmaid in 1994 at my uncle’s wedding. (I put junior in quotes because at 9, I was already taller than the bride. :p Hey, by the time i was 13 I was 6’0″).
I never, ever wore it again. Hot pink, tea length, and just looked like hell. I took it to goodwill a few years ago. lol
Post # 10
I have worn one bridesmaid dress again — to a friend’s mock “80s prom” birthday party (the girls were instructed to wear the most tacky or stereotypical 80s prom dresses they could find, or their most unflattering bridesmaid dresses, lol). The Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses for this particular wedding were pretty horrible: shiny, stiff seafoam green (not the nice shade) with rhinestones studded all over the top portion, which was also ruched. I know this sounds mean, but the bride herself jokes about the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses — she basically planned her wedding in a week when she was home for Christmas from her residency, and she was more concerned about efficiency and cost than anything else (I think the dresses were about $20 from the fashion district in downtown LA)! I’ve never minded wearing “questionable” Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, but some can be pretty funny! I would love to be able to wear a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress again in more normal way, though!
I’m planning on getting my BM’s dresses from J. Crew, and I really, really want my BMs to be able to wear them again (hopefully not to an 80s prom-themed party, lol!).
Post # 11
I never have but I never tried to tell myself that I would…and neither have any of the brides!
Post # 12
Yes – I was in two weddings a week apart on opposite coasts. Both brides let me pick my own dress, and both approved of the same dress, so it was great! Since then, I’ve worn it to another wedding as a guest. It seems to be my default wardrobe for all weddings!
Post # 13
I never got pretty ones…I’ve been in weddings that were in the 90s (my cousins)! so NO! My friend got a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress from J. Crew last yr and she wears it to other weddings too. If I got a nice dress like that I would totally wear it again!
Post # 14
I have only been a Bridesmaid or Best Man once, for my sister, and she went the “Pick whatever dress you like, in this color” route. She actually bought mine for me because she saw it on sale at a store and thought it looked like my style. It was! Its a BCBG Max Azaria, really pretty halter dress and I wear it whenevr I have occasion to get dressed up!
My Fiance loves it, too!
Post # 15
I’ve only been a Bridesmaid or Best Man once, about 9 years ago. I’ve never worn it and I actually just donated it to charity.
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
Well, I’ve never been a bridesmaid but I have managed to convince myself that my girls might wear their dresses again, they’re from J Crew and I kno I would wear it to a wedding or some other semi-formal event if I got the dress…So we’ll see, I hope so!