Post # 1
Before anyone starts talking about how ALL our dresses will look dated at some point, that’s why I clarified it by adding the 5 year time. I figured if something is a passing trend, it will look somewhat dated by that point. I know myself…my closet can pretty much be divided between (1) clothes that I’ve worn once and never again because it was a passing fad and (2) the classics that I still wear now even years after I’ve bought it. I just don’t want to make that first mistake with my wedding dress. I never had the AH-HA moment that I see on Say Yes to the Dress, but I guess I’m just not the type. I’m more the type to analyze every detail…like I’m doing now…lol 😉 My wedding will be on the beach so I guess it won’t be that traditional as say a church wedding and reception, but I’d still like to look somewhat classic. I’m thinking of adding cap sleeves since I do think strapless is somewhat trendy, despite it being the main choice for the last 10-15 years. But will the ruffles and draping really date the dress? What do you bees think? Be brutal! (starting to feel tinges of dress regret coming on)
Post # 3
No, I think it’s fairly classic for a casual beach dress. 5 years isn’t much time anyway.
Post # 4
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
@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
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
- 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
I think that’s a pretty classic beach style, so I think it will be fine in 5 years!
Post # 9
@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
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
no. i can’t see anything “trendy” on it that would cause it to look dated so soon. it’s gorgeous!
Post # 12
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
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
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
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.
Post # 16
Thanks, ladies. I feel someone reassured. I just have to make myself stop looking at all you beautiful bees in your dresses. Makes me rethink mine.
@Arrowchan: Oooh…I love the 20s style dresses. I was looking at some by Johanna Johnson, but I don’t think I have the body to pull off charmeuse.