(Closed) My hilariously tragic ‘first wedding’ gown pictures – post yours!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1046 posts
Bumble bee

no pictures but this post made me giggle =) hehehe

Post # 4
1310 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

aw it’s actually not that bad! Pretty classic compared to a lot of the 90s styles 😉 Your granddaughters will probably be saying oh if only I could get a dress like grandma had!

Post # 5
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Not that bad at all.  I still dont understand the puffy sleeves though.  At least your sleeves were tame compared to some I have seen.

Post # 7
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Bump! :]

Post # 8
3254 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Haha I love it. This is nothing compared to my aunt’s dress… I wish I had pictures, but hers was was poofier than yours and had long sleeves!! 

Post # 9
1058 posts
Bumble bee

oh wow! that’s a lot of dress! 🙂

Post # 10
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

You know  my dress if virtually the same dress as yours. 

The only difference is I had what were called “mutton chop” sleeves.  These were puffy (like yours) until the elbow and then tight until the wrists with buttons up the lower arm. 

I agree with other posters that it your dress is not bad at all.  Both of look like we had very modified versions of what was high wedding dress fashion back then.  Huge sleeves, huge dress, big bows, and basque waists.

I’ll try to find a picture and post it. 

Oh – do you remember the designer of your dress.  Year was 1989.  Mine was alfred angelo (I think).  Anyway, here is a picture of what mine kind of looked like.

Post # 11
234 posts
Helper bee

You know, for a 90s dress, it’s not half bad! If you chopped those sleeves off, it’d be a relatively typical dress today. Also, in the early 90s, I was a young child, and all of my aunts got married during that time period, so I still view them in their dresses as some of the most beautiful people I’ve ever seen!

Post # 12
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@luckyprincess:  I actually really love your dress!  The sleeves are a bit much, but the rest is pretty classic!

Post # 13
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The dresses actually look like someone would wear them today!

The veils of the 80s killed me!  Not sure what it is called when they come to a point on your forehead?


Post # 14
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012


Post # 15
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

you know, if you took those sleeves off and made it strapless, it wouldn’t look terribly different from the ballgowns that are popular these days.

i’m not divorced…my husband passed away a year and a half ago.  however, i sort of cringe when i look at my wedding gown.  i made my own gown, you see…it didn’t come out that bad, but it was so. much. work.  and i know where all the flaws are.  everyone loved it, but i was so sick of it by the time i wore it…

Post # 16
206 posts
Helper bee

My mum sewn her own gown in the late 80s and it was a similar style! I’d say it was the rage then and I think your gown is rather pretty. I can imagine that if the sleeves were lost, it’d look like all the popular dresses on the market today.

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