Post # 1
I’m in the process of trying to pick bridesmaids dresses and am terribly conflicted between long and short dresses. The dresses are around $150 which is still a fair amount of money and I want my Bridesmaid or Best Man to be happy with what they have and not feel like they just bought a dress for 1 occasion. They have all said they likely would not wear a long dress again but would likely wear a short dress.
So my question is…. How many people have actually worn their bridesmaids dresses again?
Post # 3
I think just about every bride wants to think their BMs will wear their bridesmaids dresses again, but I don’t think in reality that happens very often.
Post # 4
I was in a wedding where our bridesmaids dresses were infinity dresses, and I have ABSOLUTELY worn it again! In fact, I wore it to work earlier this week retied as a skirt. Pretty fun option, I think!
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
My Maid/Matron of Honor chose a knee length black lace cocktail dress and I know she’s worn it to several occasions since. On the other hand, i’m in an upcoming wedding wearing a long purple chiffon dress. I really will have no use for it after the wedding. It’s mainly a fabric thing. Chiffon is just not my thing. It’s far to dressy of a fabric for any other use.
Post # 6
I rewore mine once and it was short. I would wear a long one again if I liked it and had another wedding to go to.
Post # 7
I’ve never reworn my long BM’s dresses. The look way too ‘bm’ like.
The only one I’ve reworn was the off the rack dress at Macy’s – a simple, black, a-line, v-neck dress… and it was on sale! I think around $60 at the time! 🙂
Post # 8
I’ve worn a dress again that I wore as a Bridesmaid or Best Man (and it was short).
Post # 9
I’ve only worn it maybe once or twice since the wedding, and only because I was doing laundry & didn’t have anything else nice to wear to work. It’s the tafetta/satin type fabric which I personally HATE the look/feel of… I think if you really want them to wear it again it needs to be something other than a *traditional* Bridesmaid or Best Man dress- like a cocktail dress or formal dress…
Post # 10
Wore a short red satin 2-piece recently. Will never rewear. The bride kept telling us how she picked it because we can rewear. All I did was smile. I don’t think I’ve worn a satin dress other than in weddings.
Wore a short coral chiffon dress a few years ago. Would possibly rewear, but haven’t had the occasion to.
Was thinking that sateen would probably be a good rewearing fabric, but hard to find.
Post # 11
I didn’t vote because it wasn’t due to the length that I never wore my bridesmaid dress again… it was because it is obviously a bridesmaid dress that I never wore it again.
Post # 12
So what am gathering is that should just get the dress think looks best whether its long or short because they likly wear it again.
I just never wanted to be ‘that bride’ who chose the dress no one would wear again.
Post # 13
I don’t see how Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are that much different from other formal dresses honestly. Unless i hate the color or the dress, i’d totally wear it again. But i love dresses and dressing up! I wore a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress to a wedding as a guest once (it wasn’t anything like the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses the girls wore). I got so many compliments on it!
Post # 14
For the only wedding I was in the dress I bought is still hanging in the closet, with the greese stains still on, 3 or 4 years later. I wasn’t very happy about spending $100 on a dress that I didn’t like and wasn’t flattering on me. But I did it, because that is what the bride wanted.
For my wedding I just asked my girls to buy whatever dress they wanted in a certain color scheme. They only spent $20-30, they got a dress that they picked out and was flattering on them, and if they don’t wear them again it probably wouldn’t be a big deal because they didn’t spend an arm and a leg.
Post # 15
I have been in 7 weddings and have not yet worn any dress again, long or short.
Post # 16
I have personally never re-worn one, but they were all long.
I only got married a month ago and 2/3 of my BMs have already re-wore their dresses as guests to other weddings! Theirs was cocktail length.