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

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

: here’s my proof lol and not even all the times I’ve worn them! 1 black and 1 navy convertible dress! One shoulder, halter, sleeveless and cap sleeve haha

editing to add I’ve been to 8 weddings this year lol

cantwaittobeemarried:  

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by  LondonAutumn.
Post # 47
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2630 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I feel like it never works out.  I really like the dress I wore for my sister’s wedding.  Even though it is a shorter one, with the fancier fabric, I just don’t have anyplace I’d ever wear it…

Post # 48
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1624 posts
Bumble bee

I’ve been a bridesmaid at least 8 times and have  never reused any of the dresses, shoes or accessories (including getting ready robe) I’ve worn for the weddings.

 

Post # 49
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1987 posts
Buzzing bee

cantwaittobeemarried:  I have never reworn a bridesmaid dress because I have never been asked to buy one that didn’t stink of cheap fabric and construction (and yet these would still invariably cost $200+ once alterations were factored in, ugh).

ETA: To agree with the poster above me, any and all robes, t-shirts, or monogrammed whatevers that were forced upon me as costume for showers, bachelorettes, getting ready, or whatever (with one exception) were disposed of or donated ASAP as well.

Post # 50
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Busy bee

I have been a bridesmaid 6 times, I have never worn the dress again. Twice I was “allowed” to pick anything I wanted, and I still never wore them again. I had them all cleaned and donated them. 

Post # 52
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314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I like convertible dresses- I think the are reusable- but I really don’t like them as bridesmaids dresses- b/c they look like casual hanging out beach attire.

 

But no- I only have had one dress- and no way I’d rewear it- it was some sort of weird foamy blue color. bleck.

Post # 53
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258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

mermaid99:  thank you so much – they look fantastic!

Post # 54
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159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

JoRocka:  I understand your sentiment. Our wedding actually is at a beach for the ceremony so beachy is the look I was going for with my dress (asymmetrical chiffon with waves) and theirs. 🙂

Post # 55
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2542 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Not me, both times I was a bridesmaid I got that same sell. No chance. Not recyclable dresses at all, both ended up in the charity give away bin. My wedding however, when I let the girls all pick their own dress – all 4 have since worn their dresses again, as they were all all just regular black cocktail dresses from retail stores. High five, self.

  • This reply was modified 4 years ago by  Sunshine09.
Post # 56
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207 posts
Helper bee

3 of the 4 bridesmaids from my first wedding wore their dresses at least once after, my sister pretty much wore hers until she got pregnant and well…you know how that goes. 

Post # 57
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I’ve reworn 2 Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses.  Another wedding I was in, the bride’s only requirements were a short black dress.  So I got to reuse a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress from a previous wedding.  And another one, I wore to a pagent murder mystery party. 

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