(Closed) Inherited Dresses…would you wear your Mom's/Nan's dress???

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
461 posts
Helper bee

I can’t think if any thing better!  You are so lucky to be able to do that – just alter it a bit to make it ‘you’ but I say go for it!!

Post # 3
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

That dress is stunning. I would add something to make it more you…but that dress is beautiful. 

Post # 4
355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - The Fairmont, SF

Funny, that’s what my mom did with my grandma’s dress when she got married! I’d consider it as well if the dress wasn’t really worn from age. I think it’s a beautiful thing to be able to do and you’re going to look absolutely stunning. 🙂 

Post # 5
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Jennyflower:  I think if you like the dress and can make it suit your style then this is a lovely idea and equally as special as choosing a new dress. You’re carrying on a family tradition and incorporating an already very special item into your day!

personally though wearing my mum’s dress was never an option for me. Hers is very much an 80s beauty with big leg of mutton sleeves. Also, she was about 3 dress sizes smaller than me…

Post # 6
78 posts
Worker bee

i think this is old dress, u can search modern dress

Post # 7
535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Maui

I would have loved to wear my mom’s dress, if she had one. We are the same size, but she never had a wedding dress. Both of her weddings were at city hall in regular clothes!

Post # 10
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would have worn my mom’s dress but I only had part of it (she had a straight form fitting floor length lace dress then a poufy overlay thingy from 1964) I have the dress & every time I go back to my grandma’s house I look for the overlay. I would have totally worn the straight dress but it is too small for me…

Your nan’s dress is beautiful!

Post # 11
6530 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Jennyflower:  i would. I think there is such a nice meaning behind it. Its a beautiful dress and once its altered, im sure it will be amazing. Keep us posted

Post # 12
939 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1975

Jennyflower:  What a beautiful dress and an even more beautiful story! I don’t think you’re missing out on anything (looking for a dress), I actually think you’ve gained something that a lot of women are unable to experience. I’m looking forward to seeing the dress when it’s completed with your elements. I bet your family will be besides themselves with pure joy on your wedding day! Congrats to you OP! Enjoy!

Post # 13
1262 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Jennyflower:  If I could alter it to suit my vision and was in good shape, yup! I’m jealous!

Post # 14
708 posts
Busy bee

Jennyflower:  Me again from the other thread! As before, still love your dress! I don’t think you’re missing out. 

I would totally do it, but I don’t know what happened to my Grandmother’s dresses and my Mum happened to be a hell of a lot shorter and thinner than me! So that’s just out!

Post # 15
139 posts
Blushing bee

Beautiful.  Im wearing a vintage 80s dress with sleeves and I dearly wish I could have worn my mums dress but she was tiny! I think you will look lovely and you save a heap of money. People put way too much pressure on brides to find ‘the one’ in wedding dresses. 

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