(Closed) If you’ve ever been a bridesmaid

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Have you reworn a BM dress?
    Yes I did! : (22 votes)
    16 %
    No, but I still have a BM dress and think I could... : (37 votes)
    27 %
    Are you kidding, I DONATED that thing! : (57 votes)
    42 %
    I set fire to the BM dress I had to wear because it was too ugly to let ANYONE suffer wearing again! : (19 votes)
    14 %
    I sold it! : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    889 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I haven’t worn the dress, my my sister wore it and I could definitely wear it if I have a formal to go to!  Another dress, if I made the effort to shorten could be rewearable too!

    Post # 4
    7777 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I was a junior Bridesmaid or Best Man in my cousin’s wedding when i was younger, sometime in the 90s. The dress was a monstrosity. That baby went to Goodwill faster than you could say boo.

    Post # 5
    337 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    There’s not a choice for it- but I sold mine here on weddingbee classifieds!

    Post # 6
    133 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I still have the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress, but I don’t really like it. It is actually pretty wearable, but it is green and I don’t really like wearing green. At some point it will probably end up at Goodwill 🙂

    Post # 7
    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    I’m trying to sell mine, but it’s not working so well. I don’t know what to do – I just want it out of my closet!!!!

    Post # 8
    928 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I am a Bridesmaid or Best Man in a July wedding and I really love the dress the bride picked! It’s formal enough but it’s cocktail length and I can definitely see myself wearing it to a nice dinner.

    Post # 9
    282 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I was in a wedding where we had to wear platinum. It’s a beautiful color, but not very forgiving. Especially to those of us who are a whiter shade of pale. I donated that dress right away to a prom dress drive in Baltimore, where I was living at the time.

    Post # 10
    1315 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Mine was crap, our seamstress did something weird between last fitting and day of (ten days), so I could barely breathe, my boobs were so squashed. I could have fit TRIPLETS of a pregnancy into the belly of the dress, so to speak, but my boobs were flat. So I was delighted looking at the pics….!!

    Also, black satin + hottest day of the year= not so good.

    Post # 11
    4385 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I have, but it was a different situation because my sister let me choose whatever I wanted, and I bought off the rack!

    Post # 12
    191 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’ve donated every Bridesmaid or Best Man dress I’ve had. They were either the wrong colour for my skintone or a really unflattering fit. I didn’t care when wearing them but I definitely wouldn’t ever pick one of them up and consider wearing it somewhere else lol. The wedding I’m in this summer has us in dresses that are identical to huge princessy wedding gowns but obviously in a different colour and I can guarantee you I will never have another place to wear a purple wedding gown again lol.

    The dresses I’d love for my Bridesmaid or Best Man to wear is a really cute style that they all love but I’m pretty sure they won’t wear it again because it’s not their favorite colour. Oh well, as long as the price isn’t too bad then it should be okay that it won’t be worn again in my opinion.

    Post # 13
    46 posts
    • Wedding: June 1995

    I’ve been in two weddings, one I wore the dress often afterwards, it was a very simple, non-wedding styled dress.  Not necessarily a color I would have chosen by myself, but fine.  The other wedding, the mother of the bride had all the dresses made and paid for them, then sold them, as a “lot” to some other bride.  According to my bridesmaids, many of them wore the dresses from my wedding again, but mine were also not traditional bridesmaid dresses.  They were knee length, navy blue, sheath dresses, made of a linen/cotton/poly mix…machine wash, tumble dry, $24.99 from Newport News 🙂  (ok, it was 15 years ago, but still!)

    Post # 15
    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I donated all of them… hopefully someone finds use out of them!  They were all very “bridesmaidy” and definitely NOT re-wearable.  Tongue out

    Post # 16
    5262 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Oh god no, it was a David’s Bridal dress and (nothing against the ladies that pick them, they can look lovely in weddings!) wasn’t well made or my style at all. 

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