(Closed) Have you ever worn your bridesmaid dress again?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
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  • Post # 62
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Outdoor

    My mom had 3 bridesmaid dresses that she kept in my closet when I was a kid. To my knowlege she had never worn them again but I wore one of them in 7th grade to do a costumed presentation on Mary Queen of Scotts! It was green, long sleeved, ivory lace overlay on the empire waist bodice and on the cuffs. 
    The other ones that I never wore were a green eylet lace peasant dress and a peach crinkly shift dress. I think that dresses these days have A LOT more wearability that in the past.

    I havent been a bridesmaid yet but I will be in January! I’m not sure but I will probably wear the dress again:-) 

    Post # 63
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I gave mine to Goodwill. Nice dresses, but I have no where to wear these things again.

    Post # 64
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    No. But I’ve only been bridesmaid once as an adult and that was only a year ago. I may yet wear it…

    I was hoping to buy my bridesmaids off-the-hanger dresses that they could probably wear again for a nice night out, but with time limitations we’ve ended up having them made. I doubt they will wear them again. But at least my pregnant bridesmaid will be able to wear a dress that fits her and matches the others!

    Post # 65
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Not yet. But the weddings I’ve been in have been very formal so the bm dresses were all fancier gowns.  I’m in a wedding a week after ours & the dress is a cute short chiffon dress. I will definitely wear that one again, to another wedding or holiday party. Also the dress I wore for one of my sisters weddings fit so good, I’m considering getting it shortened so I can wear it again. 

    Post # 66
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Oh heck no, I was in two weddings last summer and neither dress has been reworn. I didn’t particularly care for either dress. Obviously strapless probably isn’t the best style for me 😉 Also, I beg of you, don’t make your bridesmaids wear 4 inch heels to a catholic wedding, it just isn’t nice. Especially when one has to get up and down several times for readings. 

    Post # 67
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    Busy bee

    I wore my bridesmaid dress for a video I had to put together for a group project in school and once for a new years eve dance. 

    Post # 68
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I didn’t but I could have if I’d had another formal occasion to attend 🙂

    Post # 69
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I would like to wear the bridesmaids dress after the wedding,as at the very first beginning,i would like to choose the one that is proper for any occasions.

    satin fabric and always being elegant…Tongue Out

    Post # 70
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    My sister chose BEAUTIFUL dresses for us to wear for her wedding, so I definitely wore them again. So did my cousins, who were also in the wedding.

    However, they were NOT traditional bridesmaids dresses. They were 50s style swing dresses. SO. MUCH. FUN. 

    My favorite part was the back detail. The little white flaps with buttons. SO cute! 

    However…I’ve been in several other weddings with more traditional bridesmaid dresses and NO WAY would I wear those again. Especially the David’s Bridal ones. The material they’re made of is AWFUL. Just terrible. No way I’m asking my maids to shop there. 

    Post # 71
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I had to wear a dress VERY similar to this for my cousin’s wedding when I was about 12 years old. I wore the shit out of that thing. Buttons and beads were falling off by the time I outgrew it. Off the top of my head, I know I wore it to a school dance and as part of two Halloween costumes (once as a peacock, once as a princess). I gained weight and couldn’t wear it for years, then lost a lot of weight and ended up wearing it on a cruise and to a cocktail party in my early 20’s. The cut and color was very flattering. I no longer have anything this formal in my size, and would probably buy another dress very similar if I needed one to wear somewhere. High five on the good pick, cousin! 

    Post # 72
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    i did not. the one bridesmaid experience involved us being “gifted” seafoam green (not kidding) satiny gowns made by the bride’s aunt. :-/

    i don’t do handmade unless my mom makes it because it ALWAYS looks handmade.

    grateful for the nice tax write off you get from donating it though.

     

    Post # 73
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’ve never been a bridesmaid, so no. If I had one of the bridesmaid dresses from my wedding, I would cut it to be knee-length and wear the shit out of it. BUT I know none of my girls will because it’s really not their style.

    Post # 74
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have never been able to nor did I want to wear any of the them.  I’ve had 4, 3 of which came from David’s Bridal – that right there tells you I couldn’t wear it again, and the 4th was a themed wedding bridesmaid dress that was so ugly and untasteful.  At David’s, each bride told us to pick out something we would wear again.  Really?  From David’s?  I don’t think so.  I plan to take my girls to Macy’s (I’ve already scoped out the current selection) to let them truly pick out something they actually will wear again.  I don’t want traditional bridesmaids dresses, nor something that even resembles a bridesmaid dress.  Plus they are less expensive this way.

    Post # 75
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @lealorali:  I think I wore my Bridesmaid or Best Man dress from my older sister’s wedding to a homecoming in high school… but I also  know that I wore a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress from a wedding SHE was in, to my senior prom!  It was a nice dress… I think it’s more likely to pass off a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress to a younger girl than to actually rewear your own Bridesmaid or Best Man dress…

    Post # 76
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    never ever, not once.

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