(Closed) Need honest opinions…will my dress look dated IN 5 YEARS?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
6360 posts
Bee Keeper

No, I think it’s fairly classic for a casual beach dress. 5 years isn’t much time anyway.

Post # 4
894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I think it is a lovely Classic beach wedding dress. I woudnt add cap sleeves because it will be to much around the chest area. What are you doing with your hair? up ? classic waves?


Post # 5
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@MrsD2Be:  I think it’s pretty classic. I like it!

You said it yourself, though… everything will end up looking dated at some point. Don’t worry about it!

Post # 6
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I know that for charitable dress donations, they do not take wedding dresses purchased more than 5 years ago. Wedding dresses all look dated within that timeline IMO.

I don’t think the ruffles or draping date the dress TBH. I don’t personally like either aspect of the dress, though.

Post # 7
1335 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo

I think your dress is absolutely gorgeous. I don’t think it will look dated. It’s so classic. you’ll see dresses similar to this one from many eras!

Post # 8
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I think that’s a pretty classic beach style, so I think it will be fine in 5 years!

Post # 9
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

@GreenDream:  +1 The empire cut and floral/ruffle detail will date the dress.


@MrsD2Be: But, save for a few ~transcendent~ designs that either employ super simple designs or more timeless details, most wedding dresses look dated. But if you let that keep you, you’ll be saying “I do” in your birthday suit!

Post # 10
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I see 2008 wedding dresses for sale where I live and I can certainly tell it’s an older dress.  They are still pretty and I’m sure someone who’s not ACTIVELY looking at dressed may never know how old they are but because I have the mags and and been looking at new I know the difference.   That being said yes I think it will date a bit — the bust is pretty trendy.   That being said,  unless you have wedding fashionistas around no one will likely know the difference.

Post # 11
3574 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

no.  i can’t see anything “trendy” on it that would cause it to look dated so soon.  it’s gorgeous!

Post # 12
2966 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

The dress you picked has a beautiful, greek goddess like drapery and the flowers in the front make it super cute and beachy. 


So, no. It will not be dated. 




Post # 13
905 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

As others have noted: all of our dresses will look at least somewhat dated in 5 years time! Well, most of us. I think the better question to ask yourself is, “is this what I want to wear in my wedding? Do I feel beautiful in this now?” If so, then I say it’s a keeper.


Lordy, when I look at photos from me in high school c.2000 I physically cringe. At the time I thought I looked amazing and that it was totally timeless. Plastic choker necklaces with super-skinny spaghetti strap tops were the hotness…


Post # 14
496 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think it is gorgeous and won’t be dated. And do keep in mind that even if it does “date”, these things tend to be cyclical. Hell, I’m wearing a ’20s style dress to my wedding!

Post # 15
495 posts
Helper bee

The ruffles at the bust are the only thing that screams “early 2010s” to me on your dress. That doesn’t mean I know where trends will go in 5 years — for all I know, they’ll still be all the rage.

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