(Closed) The high-low gown, fabulous! or business in front, party in the back

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: High front, low back dresses. Are they:
    Fabulous! : (37 votes)
    26 %
    Temporarily Trendy : (105 votes)
    74 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    You know, any dress you look back on in 15 years is going to look dated.   I say go with what you like!

    Post # 4
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    1562 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t really believe that “timeless” dresses exist.  All of our dresses are going to seem dated in 20 years, you might as well just wear what you love now!

    Post # 5
    Member
    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I think it looks awesome! I second what the PP said, any dress you pick is eventually going to look dated, so I think you should wear whatever you want!

    Post # 6
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    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think its a temporary trend, but I think most wedding dresses are. We don’t want to wear our mother’s gowns (typically) and our daughters won’t want to wear ours. In fact, I think the more fashion forward gowns are better because they are a sign of the times. Fiance is wearing his military uniform and I will be in my soon-to-be dated gown and, when my children and their children look back on photos, they will stunned by how much has changed.

    After all, if I have a daughter, I’m pretty sure it will be common to walk down the isle in a bikini Wink

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    What dress is that in the pic?  It is gorgeous.  I tried on a high-low gown and loved it, but I don’t have the legs for it.  Wear what you love!

    Post # 9
    Member
    2009 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    This style of dress always reminds me of the brides in 80’s heavy metal music videos.  November Rain anyone?

     

    Then again, most things come around more than once……..

    Post # 10
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    3368 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    @claireos:   LOL~ I started to mention puffy sleeves, but didn’t want to offend anyone!  Puffy sleeves and big hair… gotta love the 80’s.

    Post # 11
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    39 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think the timeless idea is a bit of a farce too. I actually got out a library book on wedding styles over the past 300 years and what it came down to was women mostly either making thier own gowns, altering their mother’s gowns, or, if you were high class, having one made to fit you. There was very little in terms of tradition, except that dresses started to be white after the Queen’s wedding in the late 1800s. I say wear what you want to wear. It will be in keeping with the selections available now, and it will reflect who you are now. 

    Post # 12
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    11356 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @claireos:  That gown is absolutely stunning! I’ve seen several gowns that have an under layer under a top layer similar to yours. What if you were to have the designer ADD an under layer that is removable, so that it would be in place for the ceremony and formal pics but you could have fun with the dress as is during the reception?

    Post # 13
    Hostess
    11246 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I really like this style, it’s best of both worlds and gorgeous and elegant, when else can you wear something like that if not on your wedding day

    Post # 15
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    391 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m all for being contemporary but I think this is going a little overboard with the “sexy” wedding dress trend.  It’s like having a slit and showing some leg like on the red carpet.  To me, it looks like a Vegas show girl dress instead of a wedding dress.

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Some hi-lows are nice but if the front hem is above the knees its  abit too 1980s for me. For a high low to look stylish and classy it should be a gradual descent from front to back like these

     

     

     

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