Post # 1
So, my divorce was obviously not wonderful, but we were able to remain very good friends to this day. I was cleaning out some boxes and came across some of my wedding photos from my first marriage. To me, they are so funny! It was 1997 and my sleeves are bigger than my head, lol! I actually remember that he said he was a little disappointed in my gown choice when we were at the reception! >.< Oh boy, it’s a wonder it didn’t work out, huh?
Anyway, some divorced pals and I had gone through our old wedding pics a couple of years ago and laughed so hard and found it very emotionally cleansing. So, here are my gown pics (I could have fallen over with the amount of sequins, beads and buttons on my bodice!) so enjoy! Post yours if you’d like – I would love to see the 80’s and 90’s styles again!
Post # 3
no pictures but this post made me giggle =) hehehe
Post # 4
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
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 # 6
Lol – thanks ladies!! Its so funny to think of grandkids calling that vintage!
Yeah – puffy sleeves were so weird but I found them on everything! I remember having ‘sleeve regret’ at my last fitting and asking her to reduce my puffiness but she talked me out of it! Thanks, seamstress lady lol
Post # 8
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
oh wow! that’s a lot of dress! 🙂
Post # 10
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
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
@luckyprincess: I actually really love your dress! The sleeves are a bit much, but the rest is pretty classic!
Post # 13
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 # 15
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
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.