(Closed) Let's be honest …. did you ever wear it again?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: So did you?



  • Post # 2
    5622 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I’ve only been a bridesmaid once, and nope, never wore the dress again. I’m not really the dress kind of girl.

    I also don’t expect my girls to wear their dresses again, they are wearing the color I like [because I’m purchasing them], so I doubt they’d ever want to wear them again.

    Post # 3
    1245 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I wore one dress for Halloween.  It was a hot pink long satin gown and I went as Ms. Piggy.

    I picked dresses that were $60.  I know that my bridesmaids didn’t all love the dress, but at the end of the day at least they only cost $60.

    Post # 5
    966 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I have never been a bridesmaid, however I purchased my own dress as a guest for several weddings and never wore them again as I do not like wearing the same dress twice for such infrequent and formal events, but do not really attend anything else which is formal.

    Just for some perspective 🙂

    Post # 6
    6297 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’ve personally never worn a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress again. However, I am in a wedding this fall and the dress is awesome and I will definitely wear it again. I love it so much, I’m ordering in black too!

    Post # 7
    1301 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I’ve been a bridesmaid twice (third time coming this summer). First dress was floor length and burgundy. Never wore it again. The second one was a knee length and dress Alfred Sung. I’ve worn it a few times after including to another wedding and a work Christmas party. Its a great dress.

    Post # 8
    5965 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’ve been a Bridesmaid or Best Man twice now and have never worn those dresses again. They look too much like Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and I lost a ton of weight so they wouldn’t fit any more anyways.

    We were told to pick a black dress from the Alfred Sung line for the next wedding I’m in so I’m trying to pick one that I would actually wear again. Not sure what kind of fabric we are going with though- that will probably determine if it’s re-wearable.

    Post # 9
    962 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

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    rachel85:  I’ve been a bridesmaid for my 3 cousins, all of whom are my maids. I was 16, 16, and 18 at their weddings.  2 picked a dress and a color, the last sister told us to find a black, knee-length dress.

    I wore one of the long dresses to prom, hated the second dress, and gained a lot of weight since I bough the black, lace, knee-length sheath dress.  I dream of fitting into that gorgeous thing again.  It got me my first boyfriend (not my Fiance, but still). 

    Post # 10
    47 posts
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’ve been a Bridesmaid or Best Man for each of my sisters, and was lucky enough to get to wear both dresses after the wedding! My oldest sister got married while I was in early high school and picked simple black dresses with a green sash, and it was comfortable and appropriate enough that I wore it to a Homecoming dance.

    My other sister got married last summer and let us choose any dress within a color range (and with her approval), so I got to pick something within my price range that I loved, and it’s been a cute dress I can also wear as a wedding guest! I’m doing the same concept with my BMs, and they were pretty pleased to be able to pick what was flattering and affordable to them.

    Post # 11
    229 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I have not worn my dresses again but thats because I was younger and they don’t fit anymore. My girls had the option to pick whatever dress thye wanted I just gave the, the store, color, and fabric choices and said have fun. Thye all picked the same dress! My Future Sister-In-Law has reworn hers a few times for other fomal events and I know the others want to wear thiers again as well. One of my girls wants to go out just so she can wear hers! 🙂 

    Post # 12
    3201 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’ve only been a bridesmaid a few times, but I wear most of the dresses. I only had to buy one Bridesmaid or Best Man dress and it’s floral and pretty, the others I already had (I wore a simple black dress for two weddings), and one I borrowed. 


    Post # 13
    99 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’ve been a bridesmaid a few time and have only worn one of the dresses again. The ones I didn’t wear again were all from David’s Bridal. I liked them for the weddings I was in, they were each very pretty and flattering but were too “bridesmaidy” to wear anywhere else. The one that I’ve worn again is from J. Crew. It’s perfect for formal & semi formal events! It’s my current go-to wedding guest dress. It’s also what I chose for my bridesmaids to wear for my wedding.

    Post # 14
    30388 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    All of my bridesmaid and maid of honor dresses were donated to the Cinderella Project.

    Post # 15
    339 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016 - Our Castle

    I havnt been a bridesmaid yet but ill be asking my girls to get a black chiffon dress.. i think they will wear it again?..

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