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

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



  • Post # 106
    5656 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I voted no because MOSTLY I have never worn them again, honestly it’s totally  unrealistic to think someone could wear a “bridesmaid dress” ever again. In the case of non bm dresses, I have one that is JCrew, I have worn it one other time. It worked fine, but I couldn’t shake the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress stigma from it and I kept wanting to accessorize it in the same colors I did for the wedding I as in (gray dress, yellow accents). I do have one other chiffon purple dress I might be able to wear at some point to a formal event but a) when do I ever go to formal events? and b) so far it’s been almost 3 years and I never have worn it. 

    Post # 107
    207 posts
    Helper bee

    I have only been in one wedding. I actually liked the dress I got but I haven’t worn it again. The bride and the other bridesmaids and I are all going on a cruise together in 2016 so we have talked about wearing our dresses to dinner one night :). If I had a formal occasion I would…then again I have worn all of my prom and homecoming dresses from highschool multiple times…in fact I still have one of them and wore it as recently as two years ago. 

    Of the 4 bridesmaids I had for my first wedding, 3 of them wore their dress again. My best friend to a formal work event, my cousin to a school dance and my sister wore hers multiple times! I swear I was with her about 5 times that she wore it and I know she wore it more than that. I told them to all pick a dark green dress. I think my sister only paid $57 for hers and my best friend only paid around $100 I think. We were all very young and poor so I considered that. 

    Post # 108
    1117 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I voted no because there’s no way I could’ve made either or them less formal to wear to normal things. But I reused my bridesmaid’s dress from my brother’s wedding to a semi-formal dance in high school.

    I intend on using my wedding dress as a cocktail dress once I get it dyed, though!

    Post # 109
    567 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My sister got married in April and I haven’t worn the dress again, nor will I.  It was unflattering and the wrong color for my skin tone.  Champagne color, floor length chiffon, sweetheart neckline with beading.  I had to have straps added just to hold my boobs up.  Yep, not wearing it EVER again…

    Post # 110
    168 posts
    Blushing bee

    I wore a black chiffon dress as my SILs bridesmaid. When my sister got married and asked me to be a bridesmaid she wanted black dresses too and mentioned that dress would be great so I wore it in her wedding too. Our SIL was my sisters other bridesmaid and she loved that I got to wear it again. I also wore it for Halloween, with a witches hat. I might wear it again sometime. It was really considerate of my SIL to pick black dresses.

    Post # 111
    20 posts

    I’ve been in 5 weddings. Only one dress did I wear again. It was a very simple long black dress.  It did not have a bridal or prom feel to it which was the reason I was able to wear again to a family members wedding.  Since the dresses were just taking up closet space I too decided to donate them to a charity that gives them to low income high school girls in need of a prom dress. 

    Post # 112
    509 posts
    Busy bee

    I’ve been in 6 weddings and never wore any of them again. I donated all of them. The same can be said of your weddig gown, though, in general people don’t wear those again either! I am divorced and I donated the wedding gown, too.

    Post # 113
    894 posts
    Busy bee

    I did wear one again. I was on my college homecoming court, my short bm dress was perfect for coordination! 

    My other Bridesmaid or Best Man dress is long and too dressy for anything I go to. 

    I feel like long dresses are hard to wear again.

    Post # 114
    3206 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I’ve only been a bridesmaid once before, and we ordered dresses from J. Crew in a really nice grey colour. I’ve worn that dress several times since! I got to choose my own dress in the fabric/colour chosen by the bride.

    Currently, I have a $400 polyester monstrosity from Alfred Sung hanging in my front closet that I will donate or sell after the wedding happens, if it happens.

    The wedding was set for February, then postponed for end June. We ordered our bridesmaids dresses in December, but to make sure they came in, we each had to pay an $80 rush fee. The dresses are in a colour called snow white, which is actually a dingey cream (for what’s supposed to be an all white wedding). 

    The wedding is supposed to happen in 3 weeks, and the bride-to-be and her fiancé are currently discussing eloping instead. If they elope and then have the reception, she says she doesn’t want us to wear our bridesmaids dresses.

    If that happens, not only will I not be wearing the bridesmaid’s dress after the wedding, but I won’t be wearing it to the wedding either! 

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