(Closed) have you ever REALLY worn a bridesmaid dress again?

posted 11 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I haven’t, only because I’ve never been a bridesmaid.  However, I’m quite sure that the MOHs at both my weddings wore their dresses again.  In each instance, there were no other female attendants to match, so I just told them to find a dress that they looked good in.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2021

I wore one once out to a fancy dinner.  My husband really liked the dress on me, and although I was just eh about it, I figured if he liked it, I’d wear it 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Honestly….nope. Mainly b/c they were in colors I normally wouldn’t wear in my every day life. I am the Maid/Matron of Honor in my sister’s wedding and the dress is a simple yet elegant, floor length, black gown. I am certain I will wear that again.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’ve never been able to wear one again.  That being said, I’m hoping my bridesmaids will actually be able to pull out their outfits again.  We are having a casual/vintage wedding, and the bridesmaids will be wearing black pencil skirts of their choice with a white chic/elegant white top of their choice.  I sent them these pictures as inspiration.  They have done a really great job at picking out outfits so far!

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Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Yes! But the bride only picked out the color and the length of the dress so I picked out a dress which I knew I would wear again.  One of my other Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses is hanging in the back of my closet, never to be seen again.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’ve only been a Bridesmaid or Best Man once, and while the dress is lovely, I seriously doubt I’ll ever wear it again, purely because it feels so “Bridesmaidy” to me. I can’t imagine an occasion where I’ll be requiring a dress like that.

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Post # 10
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Busy bee

I’ve been a bridesmaid twice and both dresses were in pastel colors (light blue and baby pink) and floor length. Both are at a Goodwill somewhere.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sadly not, but all of the dresses have been floor-length.  If they were tea-length, I’d be more likely to rewear.  Good luck!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I did.  I was in HS and liked dressing like a hippie, so I re-wore a dress from a renaissance wedding.  It was made just for me by a seamstress.  It was amazing!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@jamiemichelle: My sister actually is wearing that dress for her friends wedding, and she actually liked it so much she wore it before the wedding. I think hers was in lapis.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

I have actually borrowed friends’ Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses to wear to other weddings. I think the key is short and not a typical bridesmaid-y material, like satin.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I hope my BM’s can wear their dresses again, but if not, I understand 🙂  

 

My crazy sister (MOH) and brother…

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