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

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Have you ever worn your bridesmaid dress again?
    yes : (75 votes)
    22 %
    no : (263 votes)
    78 %
  • Post # 93
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Never. And its funny my sil said she chose our dresses specifically so we could wear them again… Dont get me wrong they looked great in her wedding photos but fluorescent green long chiffon dresses are hard to pull off anywhere else lol bless her heart she tried.

    When i was picking dresses for my girls i kept getting told “theyll never be ever to wear that colour again” or “theyll never be able to wear a long dress again” guess what? I dont really care, because truth is; no matter what i choose theyll probably never wear it again!!!

     

    Post # 94
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I haven’t been a bridesmaid before, but I definitely had rewearability high in my list of priorities when choosing bridesmaid dresses. I made a decision that I would not buy a dress that was intended to be a bridesmaid dress and instead I picked them from the high street. I also wanted short dresses instead of long – I want the wedding to have a relatively informal feel and I thought short dresses are more rewearable. Also I picked a dress that one of the bridesmaids has been lusting over for the past year and the other two look great in it too! So at least 1 bridesmaid will rewear it

     

    (Its nicer in person)

    Post # 95
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    5063 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I wore my bm dress loads of times after. It was perfect for my winter Uni Ball. 

    Post # 96
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    2553 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I loved the dress I wore as a Bridesmaid or Best Man, but I don’t have many opportunities to wear a long gown.  I don’t get invited to a whole lot of balls, what can I say.  I still have it in a separate closet on the personalized hanger the bride gave us 🙂

    Post # 97
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    2084 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’ve only been in one wedding in my adulthood and the dress was putrid. Got rid of it the same night!

    Post # 98
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    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    If I could I’d vote no three times.  All my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses were hidious.  I’m only having one Bridesmaid or Best Man so other than the color she pretty much gets free choice.  Still I’d be surprised if she wore it again.  It’s the curse of Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses.  Every bride sets out to find the dress that will break the curse.  I’ve never seen it happen.  Goodwill has lots of Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses for sale.

    Post # 99
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    567 posts
    Busy bee

    He he this thread is reminding me of the episode of Friends where Rachel is required to wear the most hideous dress.

     

     

    The last time I was a bridesmaid I was 7, so I haven’t any recollection of wearing the dress but I’m definitely not able to wear it again.

    Post # 101
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    11461 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I’ve been a bridesmaid four times and a maid-of-honor three times, for a total of seven bridesmaids’ dresses. I recall wearing a street-length one (i.e. short, but not *short*) to church one time, but it definitely was not my style, so I didn’t wear it again.

    I once wore a long, satin, bridesmaid’s dress to a costume party. I bought a cheap, toy tiara, made a sash, and went as Miss America.

    Finally, this summer, I wore a long, satin dress (from a wedding I had been in more than ten years ago) — every night for a week — as a costume for a church, castle-themed, Vacation-Bible-School program. The little girls LOVED it! 🙂

    Post # 102
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I have a couple that I could wear again but I’ve lost a lot of weight since then so they no longer fit. Guess I could try to sell them.

    Post # 103
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    2949 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I’ve only been a bridesmaid once and she had us purchase a black cocktail dress with lace detailing on the bodice. I’ve worn it before and after the wedding so, suffice to say, she did a great job in choosing that dress.

    Post # 104
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I have been wearing my dress from my sister’s wedding to my dancing lessons! Figure at least it is long and flowy so it’s sort of like my wedding dress….. I don’t know if she would be happy to hear that I am basically using it as workout clothes though (it was a very expensive amsale dress butithe delicate chiffon ripped the night of the wedding so there really is no use for it) 

    Post # 105
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Oh and I am going to be wearing one of those convertible dresses for a wedding next year and I actually bought tha same dress in a different color to wear on my honeymoon! So that one (in grey for the wedding and purple for my own use) will get reworn 

    Post # 106
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    1143 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I have been a Bridesmaid or Best Man once. We got to pick out whatever kind of dress we wanted, just had to be in the orange-ish family that the bride wanted. Annnd I don’t look good in orange, nor do I go many places that require a dress. However, had the dress been in a different color, sure I’d wear it again.

    Post # 107
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    2980 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Never. The first and second weddings I’ve been in as an adult had the exact same dress, except in different colors. It’s a shame bride #2 didn’t like baby yellow! Both those were donated. They were reasonably pretty, thick strapped chiffon dresses from David’s, with a little rhinestone embellishment under the bust. Very early 2000s and very bridesmaid-y.

    The third dress I had to throw away since the zipper broke and I literally had to be sewn into it, and it was so cheaply made. Plus it was covered in deodorant/wine/other things that I thought no amount of dry cleaning could save it. Bonus: it came up to my hoo-haa when I sat down.

     

     

     

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