(Closed) Wearing a bridesmaid dress as a bride

posted 6 years ago in Dress
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  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing bee

    Wear what you feel comfortable in!!!

    Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee

    I love it! 

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee

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    delphina1789:  you could easily go with a light silver/dove gray and I think it could still feel “bridal” so to say. regardless- go for it!! I love bridesmaids dresses

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

    Wear whatever the hell you want!  A friend of mine got married in a gorgeous royal blue floor-length dress which she then had shortened to cocktail length after the wedding and has worn a lot since.

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee

    Just for fun I threw this together.. Now I want to wear gray 😂

    Post # 7
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015 - Los Patios

    You are a bride no matter what you wear. The color of the dress nor the amount you spent does not define “wedding dress”. Wear what you want and enjoy your special day. And if you want to wear it again later, go for it!!

    P.S. I will be wearing steel gray on my wedding day!!!

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 9 months ago by calysa.
    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I previously possted about this, I am wearing Mori Lee 726 in ivory! adding a blingly belt, it will be perfect for my dw wedding

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    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    I feel like thiw is the only chance in your life that you will get to wear the white dress of our dreams. I think you should do alot of shopping around and find something you love in white 🙂

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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

    Wear what you want. The only thing that matters is that you are comfortable and happy in what you’re wearing. Blue dress, pants suit, whatever. If you like it, rock it.

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    Buzzing bee

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    delphina1789:  

    I actually work at a boutique and do this alot, it’s a cool wedding hack. They are affordable and have so many great color options. Most recently I had a bride getting married next halloween who wanted a black and purple dress. She chose a really gorgeous gown and it was only $250

    Her dress except in eggplant/black lace

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    Here are some really great bridesmaids brands I would consider checking out…

    http://www.davincibridal.com/collection.php?cat=bridesmaid

    http://www.impressionbridal.com/collections.php?cat=23

    http://www.morilee.com/bridesmaids

    http://www.essensedesigns.com/sorella-vita/wedding-dresses/gallery

    http://watters.com/Collection/WattersWatters/

    http://watters.com/CollectionHome/WtooDresses/

    http://www.jlmcouture.com/Jim-Hjelm-Occasions

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    You could also check out higher-end prom/evening dresses…

    https://www.jovani.com/evening-dresses

    https://www.sherrihill.com/prom-dresses/

    http://lafemmefashion.com/

    http://www.angelaandalison.com/

    http://www.clarisse.us/

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    Blushing bee

    I’m very much considering finding a bridesmaids dress in white because I don’t want to spend more than a few hundred max. So do what you want! It’s your day, wear what makes you feel great. 

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    Yes do it! I totallly thought about a casual dress or bridesmaid dress. In the end, I went with a bridal gown, but it is quite fitted, curvaceous, and not at all pouffy. When I first put it on, I said I looked like a McDonald’s ice cream cone (swirly!). I love it now, but had jokes on it in the beginning. My alter ego (in my head) is wearing a light gold fashion gown to the wedding. ;0

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    Blushing bee

    I’d totally wear a bridesmaid dress. When I was shopping around I considered all colors and styles, though I leaned towards longer/tea-length. Somehow I ended up with a white white dress though. It is gorgeous though and a steal at $90 so I couldn’t resist.

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee

    Go for it! Wear whatever you want and whatever you’d be most comfortable/happy in. Honestly I love it when brides choose not to wear white because, well, white is boring as hell IMO, and more importantly, the history and symbolism of the white wedding dress is disgusting. It’s supposed to symbolize the woman’s “purity” and “cleanness” aka virginity. Because she only has worth if she’s never had sex before and if she has had sex before she’s considered “dirty” and “used goods.” Ugh, disgusting. I could go on about this for ages, ha-ha, but I won’t. I know this isn’t your reason for not wanting to wear white but I think it’s gotta help strengthen your desire not to wear white, right? Also I love the idea of wearing a bridesmaid dress, they can be just as beautiful without the absurd mark up!

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    dezzie:  if YOU want to wear a white dress, that’s fine, that’s your choice. But it is presumptuous to assume that everyone else has a “white dress of (their) dreams.” Not everyone dreams of or wants a white dress. Or even a dress at all. I’m sure you were trying to help, but your advice wasn’t actually helpful because the OP explicitly said she wasn’t interested in white and you projected your own desires on to her. I know some people think that if a woman says she doesn’t care about things like big white wedding dresses that she must be lying but I can honestly say that even as a little girl the idea never appealed to me, even before I knew how sexist the symbolism of it is, ha-ha, I honestly wanted a tie dye dress! I could shop around for years and never find a white dress I would love or even like because, like the OP, it just doesn’t appeal to me.

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