Ugh. Feeling Too "Old" For My Dress. Help.

posted 3 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

That dress looks fantastic on you! I can’t see why you think you shouldn’t wear it. Nothing about that dress would make me think it’s inappropriate for a bride of any age. Congrats on finding your perfect dress! 

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I think you look gorgeous in your dress and if it fit you like a glove (in a magnificent case of kismet) and you love it, then that is all that matters. You absolutely do not look “too old” for the dress.

I will acknowledge, though, that one of my favorite great aunts from childhood wore bright colors and form fitting body suits well into her 60s, so my perspective on women and fashion skews very much toward the idea that one’s attitude makes or breaks any outfit.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

somedaymrsj :  Girl, brides can wear whatever they like on their wedding day! 

But if you want personal opinions, I love that dress and think it looks great on you.  I think it’s appropriate for your age (which you don’t look!) and it’s very flattering.   Spoiler alert, I’m not ever a fan of blushers, however I’m especially not a fan of a blusher with your dress.  It just makes it look like too much fabric, and blushers do have a typical young virginal maid vibe.  I think that you would look incredible in a veil which is attached to the back of your hair, and kept out of your face. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

I’m probably older than the average age on here and I think you look fantastic. I don’t like the idea of anything being “too young” for a woman to wear but even if I did buy into that idea, you are nowhere near approaching that line with this beautiful dress. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

You are not too old for that dress at all. I really like the touch of colour. One question though..how firmly attached are you to the bow?  IMO it “breaks up” the back of the dress. The veil, the flow of the lace down your back with the buttons onto the skirt and train is enough impact. But hey, if it turns your crank then please ignore me. You look great!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2019

 The only thing I would change ,if you want to, is the bow.. That maybe a bit much. Everything else is very pretty and you are def not to old for that dress. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

The dress is awesome. Suits you. And you look smokin hot.

Post # 11
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Honey bee

It’s all beautiful and just perfect.  Trust your original gut instinct on this one and enjoy wearing a dress you shine in

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: London, UK

That dress is amazing and you look amazing in it. Clothes come in sizes, not ages, there is no age limits on clothing!!!! I’m always telling my mum this, we will be out shopping and she will fall in love with something and say “But it’s too young for me”, I’m like, “It has a size on the label, not an age!!!!”

Do you FEEL nice in the dress? If the answer is yes then don’t even consider getting a different one!! However if you really feel uncomfortable in it and this is going to be on your mind on your wedding day, then you should get one that makes you FEEL happy as well as look happy.

But personally I think it is perfect on you and you should keep it.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

somedaymrsj :  if I’m being brutally honest, I’d ditch the veil altogether (not because you’re too old). I think the bow and the veil are clashing slightly – not letting either really shine. But the back of the dress is beautiful and hidden by the veil. I also think your hair up, tat at the top of neck visible with the beautiful detail of the dress and then the bow will just be wow. If you want a headdress, go for something simple and slightly sparkly. Let your dark hair and detail on the dress do all the work.

But I hated wearing a veil so that might also colour my opinion.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

That dress looks like it was made for you, I love it!! I think most brides have a twinge of dress regret at some point or another, but trust me when I say you look incredible!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Dress is absolutely stunning! Looks amazing on you XX

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