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

posted 11 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 62
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve been in three weddings.

I wore one Ann Taylor strapless dress to a christmas party and out to a fancy dinner with a cardigan. 

The others, never again.

Post # 63
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Honey bee

I have – but only one particular Bridesmaid or Best Man dress.  It was a simple black, sleeveless, v-neck dress.  I wore it once to dinner while dating Fiance and again to a funeral.  We bought them at Macy’s – they were fine for the wedding, but definitely didn’t look like a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress.

Post # 64
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Bumble bee

Yep. My sister chose black v-neck a-line dresses with an asymetrical hem (tea length) in a matte-finish material. It was my LBD for quite a while.

Post # 65
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Once…I was a bridesmaid for my cousin when I was in high school and my gram made some changes to the dress and I wore it to junior prom. 

Post # 66
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I was a bridesmaid a lot in my early college years, so I was able to re-wear a few to dances and such. Tea-length is definitely the key!

Post # 67
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Worker bee

Yes and no! I’ve been in 5 weddings – 3 were black cocktail dresses with various color accents (all worn again), one was a royal blue chiffon summery dress (planning to wear again) and the other was a teal mess with a huge flower and 5 inch sash I plan on burning later.

Post # 68
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve been a bridesmaid twice, and have never reworn either dress. BUT, I would wear the one from my sister’s again, if I had a formal Christmas party or something to attend (full-length red strapless with ivory trim). I just tried it on the other day for the heck of it, and it looked even better on me now than when I wore it for her wedding. Laughing

The other dress was for a friend’s wedding – full-length lavendar satin (heavy!) with spaghetti straps and tiny rhinestone flowers on the straps. Not me, at all, and it wasn’t very flattering. It’s probbaly still at the Goodwill I donated it to.

Post # 69
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would wear any of the J. Crew dresses again. Given the choice, I would rather light the Alfred Angelo dress I was forced to wear last summer on fire rather than wear it again.

Post # 70
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I once had a navy blue bridesmaid dress that I was able to rewear.  My mother cut it off to make it tea-length and I wore it to a sorority formal in collegs.  It worked because the dress was fairly simple (no bows, ruffles, poofiness) and not made from an obviously bridesmaidy-looking fabric.

Now I still somewhere have two shiny satin numbers..one red, one purple, with big poofy skirts with netting, larges bows on the back, etc).  Those will never see the light of day (and I”m not sure why I even still have them).

Post # 71
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

No I haven’t. But I would have if I hadn’t grown out of the first one, a floor length dark red strapless gown that I wanted to wear to my senior formal in college. The other two were bright pastels which totally scream bridesmaid, there’s no salvaging them. I have seen other women rewearing black Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, I would totally rewear the dress if it were black I”m not picky.

Post # 72
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Has anyone had a lot of creative control over their Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and still not worn it again?  I’m thinking of telling my bridesmaids to pick any style of floor-length dress in one of like, eight colors from a particular designer that makes high-quality dresses.  I’m going to help pay for it because I want them all to be in silk (whether they end up in satin, charmeuse, taffeta, crepe, dupioni, etc is their choice).  So they should be very nice dresses that the girls actually feel comfortable in, since they pick the style and color.  Has anyone been given this much control over their dress and still did not wear it again?

Post # 73
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve been a bridesmaid 6 times and have never reworn anything.

Post # 74
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Im Maid/Matron of Honor in a wedding in Oct and i know I will never wear that dress again…i have seen it one a dozen (million more like it_ BM’s already so i think re-wearing it wll scream BM!!!!

MY bm on the other hand…have reworn there dresses, which makes me super happy 🙂

Post # 75
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Baileyh – I know what you mean! The dress I wore in the last wedding I was in I loved! I also thought it could be a dress I could wear again but its from Davids Bridal and its a “known” bridesmaids dress so I’d feel weird actually wearing it.

Post # 76
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’ve been a bridesmaid 5 times, and 2 time Maid/Matron of Honor.  I have not reworn any of the dresses.  I would say just pick what you want, it’s your special day.

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