(Closed) "the best thing is, you can just shorten it & wear it again!" – 27dresses

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
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2449 posts
Buzzing bee

I have one dress that I got to pick out as a bm. Whatever style I wanted and I still don’t think I will rewear it. I mean it is nice and I enjoy it, but the color is just too much for me. (Bright blue). 

Post # 17
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720 posts
Busy bee

My dresses were just long and black and they picked them out on their own. my Maid/Matron of Honor had a event and she wore it to that again. a couple of them said they would just keep them to have a plain black dress in the closest and I’m sure the others will probably never wear it again.Haha I’ve personally never used one again yet though. 

Post # 18
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2805 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I haven’t. My SIL had short dresses for her wedding. She actually bought the dress from one of her BMs and has worn it several times though. I don’t think that most Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses get worn again. I’ve donated all of mine.

Post # 19
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1358 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I definitely disagree about the convertible dresses. I have 2 and I’ve worn them both again. I’ve worn my black long convertible dress like 5 times lol. They’re the best. 

Post # 20
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2970 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I never have, but a girl I was a bridesmaid with this past February shortened her dress and wore it to my wedding! 

I have a couple that I may yet wear. 

I think in general, slimmer cuts, darker colours and cocktail length skirts tend to be the most re-wearable. 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee

No. Even if I altered it to be short, the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress I have would still be just “okay” compared to some other really pretty dresses I own, so I could never see myself wearing it again. I made sure to choose cocktail-length dresses with straps for my Bridesmaid or Best Man, and it’s from modcloth and I own it/wear it, so hopefully at least a few could re-wear it if it’s their personal style

Post # 22
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425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

My cousin is using her Bridesmaid or Best Man dress again as her senior prom dress. She’s adding a sparkly belt, but not shortening it. Im happy she is so excited about it!

Post # 23
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6107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

cantwaittobeemarried:  I’ve never shortened a dress and worn it again but I do have 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man dress that I’ve loved and worn again (it was already short). I’ve been in 5 weddings and only liked one dress.

This is a picture I found on Google of the dress. It’s more a deeper mint color in person though.

Post # 24
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38 posts
Newbee

I wore a J. Crew chiffon bridesmaids dress again.  I actually wore it as a guest to another wedding, and, I kid you not, the bridesmaids in that wedding were wearing the exact same dress in the exact same color.  It was a crazy coincidence, and I was a bit mortified. Fortunately, the bride seemed to be the only person who noticed, and she just complimented me on my excellent taste 🙂

Post # 25
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1580 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I had one long and one short bm dress. I’ve never worn them again. The short dress was really..ugly. And the long dress was lace and I’ve lost 10 pounds since. Where am I going to wear a long lace navy blue dress again? Probably nowhere.

I think what I’m going to do for my Maid/Matron of Honor is go to Dillard’s or Macy’s and find a nice dress. Not a bridesmaids dress, just a nice dress for her to wear. So it really is hers. She goes to events a lot so I want to make sure that it matches her style and is comfortable for her. It’s just her so it’s not like I have to match 4 girls, which is nice.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee

I’ve never reworn a bridesmaid dress. I’ve not been to many (any?) weddings where I’ve thought “oh they could wear that again!”. Mine look too much like Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses even though they’re short – floaty, pastel colours. They’re pretty, but I don’t really see people wearing pastels if they’re not BMs. I’d be nervous wearing them to a wedding. 

Darker colours are probably easier to wear again. But nothing satin. 

Post # 29
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534 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I have a purple convertible dress that I wore a couple of times after my friends wedding but likely won’t wear again.  I like the concept, but I don’t like spending 20-30 minutes trying to make the top half look nice and cover my bra straps. One or the other is easy, getting both managed is way more effort than I want to spend for a dress that I only sort of like.

 

 

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Post # 30
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159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Giblets:  Etsy of all places. These are the ones:

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