Post # 1
I wanna see ’em! I just tried on my mom’s dress tonight, upon her prompting, and was shocked she had it neither cleaned nor preserved! It was spotted and faded a lot 🙁 But I guess they couldn’t afford that when they got married at 18, lol. It fit decently, actually, a bit loose and a bit too tight in the bust (uh…yay?!), and is perfectly 1979. Here are pics of me in my mom’s getup, dress, bolero, hat with veil, drawstring bag, and all.
Lol! Of course she got all emotional when I tried it on and was kind of hinting that I should wear it…uh no mom, it’s a little trashed :P. But I kind of loved the hat, it had a really Victorian feel, even though it was totally squished from being in the bag.
So what about y’all? Did you try on your mom’s dress? Have pics? Or just have pics of your mom in her dress? I wanna see!
Post # 3
Oh ma gosh that is soooo pretty! My momma’s is a total 80’s dress big shoulder pads and all something along these lines (got the pic from google lol)
Post # 4
Well hey, if the train’s like that, at least it had something going for it 😀
My mom also had a mauve 80’s shoulder pads bridesmaid dress in the bag…I asked her why the hell she kept it. Hahaha.
Post # 5
My mom wore a red skirt, a peasant blouse and a crown of daises. My dad wore a baby blue polo shirt and khakis. They got married in my grandparent’s garden. It was pretty cute.
Post # 7
ILikePink–that’s adorable! Did your parents get married in the late 60’s?
And I LOVE your grandparents’ pic. Was it the fifties? That’s my favorite time period to see wedding pictures from. Your grandmother looks beautiful but pretty solemn, ha!
Post # 8
My parents in ’78…it had sleeves and gathered at the wrist…my mom had it preserved, and we still have it, but she was is alot shorter than me and way smaller back then! Can’t quite zip it up, but her something old i think I’ll try to use her veil 🙂
Post # 9
Krispy–great pic!! Our moms had REALLY similar hairstyles, which I suppose isn’t too surprising since they got married one year apart! Also diggin’ your dad’s white tux with black trim. 😀
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2010 - Indian Head Camp, Honesdale Pennsylvania
Great thread. I’ll have to try my mom’s on when I go home this summer. Her and my stepdad got married in the mid-eighties, but her dress was very classic as far as I can remember from pics. Peach and lacy. Hmmmm… maybe I should have tried it on before I bought mine.
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
My mom still has her dress, but a few years ago, she ripped it up and poured fake blood all over it to be a zombie bride for Halloween.
This is her in her dress, January 1973. It’s hard to see the detail, but look how beautiful she was!
Post # 12
Since I am the Mom,here’s mine in 1982.
Post # 13
@veganglam- So you totally look like Jordanna Brewster in those pics. lol. But how fun trying on mom’s dress. My mom was married in her army uniform so no pics but this is a fun board.
Post # 14
Here’s my mom and dad in 1969:
My mom with my grandfather, who I think was old school movie star handsome! If I have boys I hope they get his genetics!!!
This one shows the daisies on my mom’s dress and veil best.
I tried on my mom’s dress and it came to about mid-calf on me, she’s about 6″shorter than I am. It was pretty hilarious! Plus the neckline just didn’t look right, I mean really, everything was 6″ higher than it was supposed to be. My mom really wanted me to figure out a way to make it work, but it just wasn’t going to happen. I’m taking some of the daisies off her dress though and incorporating them into my bouquet 🙂
Post # 15
Awesome thread by the way! Great idea veganglam! I think your mom’s dress (maybe minus the hat 😉 ) looks beautiful on you!
Post # 16
I stopped fitting into my mums dress when I was about 11. Im adopted so were not genetically related. So I dont think there was a chance I couldve fitted it! Love this thread!!