(Closed) What characteristics do you think we'll laugh at years from now?

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Post # 46
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Art deco dresses….basically Maggie Sottero’s ENTIRE spring 2015 line!

Post # 47
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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cirk:  what you said about classic is so true. A lace gown is ‘classic’ but the classic of our time are the mermaid lace dresses, the key hole lace dresses, the illusion lace dresses, & the fitted long sleeved no back at all lace dresses. Classic definitely still carries a vibe of that era! You’re so smart 🙂 I wouldn’t have ever thought of that.

Post # 48
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’ve noticed that A-line lace dresses have been in style for awhile and have dated well. A friend wore one in 2003, my sister wore one in 2006 and another friend wore one in 2012. This is the style of dress on my sister in 2006.

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Post # 49
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Helper bee

I understand the strapless gown ennui, but I think it is a neckline that is here to stay, overall (maybe we’ll swing back towards straight-across vs. sweetheart or a more gentle scoop).  Strapless bodices are pretty classic among evening gown designs of the 20th century – think of many of the gowns featured in the recent Charles James exhibit at the Met, or the so-called New Look of some of Dior’s post-WWII evening designs (like the gorgeous and totally wedding-worthy Venus dress).  

The issue is definitely the lack of non-strapless options, which designers do seem to be picking up on more and more.

Post # 50
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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beerandcupcakes:  I was just typing about how strapless gowns have been around forever and how I did not think they are going anywhere.  Took the words right out of my mouth!  Also, I think they look a lot better when you are clipped in at the salon as opposed to a sheath that requires a little more imagination when looking at a dress that isn’t remotely close to your size.

Post # 51
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Buzzing bee

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AddieNicole:  Mermaid dresses! I’m just old enough to remember when mermaid dresses looked laughably early 90s. I can’t believe they’re back! It reminds me of a barbie doll I had from the late 80s. 

I think flower crowns and other less traditional headpieces will also look dated pretty fast. And the whole blue shoes thing. 

Post # 52
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

One word: Burlap

It is not a nice fabric, why would you decorate an entire party, any party, with it? <- future generations

Post # 53
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Just for fun, here’s some photos of family weddings from 1904-2006.

Post # 54
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Historic house and gardens

 

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rothy:  That’s just gorgeous, you are so lucky to have all those photos.

Post # 55
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I really like this thread.  It has changed my opinion on “trendy” a little bit – who cares if it’s trendy if it’s what you want to wear?  The pictures of all the wedding dresses through the ages is lovely.  Would I wear all those dresses for my wedding?  Nope.  But that’s not the point!  It’s nice to see the different trends.

My addition to this (and I think it’s already outdated) is the whole dropped waist with bedazzling, a la Kenneth Pool a few years ago.

Example:

Post # 56
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m another proponant of things that will be dated. I don’t think it’s bad. It’s kind of fun. Especially for fodder for our kids. 

I agree that the dresses that will be most dated, currently, are strapless mermaids with a sweetheart neckline. 

For engagement rings – halos (yes, I know they’ve technically been around forever, but they’re way more populat now.<br />

For decor – rustic. Especially the really over the top stuff like really formal events that incorporate extremely casual things like burlap and mason jars and chalk boards. Also, colored up-lighting. I don’t remember that being a thing in the past.

For photos – the super warm wash that gets over so many photos these days and the pictures with the heads cut off. And the photos of furniture in a field.

For cakes – I really, really hope that fondant becomes less popular in the future. It doesn’t look like cake or taste good!

Post # 57
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Helper bee

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rothy:  See they had illusion necklines back in 1975 

Post # 58
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I agree that every style will have some elements that “date” it to the era. A line ballgowns may be classic but I bet most people could still guess within about 5 years of the wedding date based on little details like neckline, accessories, veil style, etc. 

Also, I think that not all styles are dated in a bad way. Wedding gowns from the 40’s/50’s with that Grace Kelly vibe do look 50’s, but in a dreamy classic way. It’s still pleasing to the eye. Even the cute little wedding suits, I wouldn’t wear one but I think they are so chic and flattering! Compared to 80’s/90’s styles which I think are not generally pleasing to the eye/flattering.

My dress is art deco/Gatsby inspired, which I know has been trendy on the runways for the last few years but I’ve yet to meet another bride in real life who had a dress like that. I’m still 50/50 on it becoming “2010’s” looking because I don’t think it’s a very common silhouette/style in real life.

Post # 59
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Busy bee

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Lbward6:  great points girls, although I don’t think anyone, well I definitely wasnt, was saying that strapless dresses are by any means new just that the sheer no. Of them over the past decade will make them date. 

Take for example the puffy sleeves of the 80s, puffy sleeves were definitely NOT a new thing. so people may have argued that they wouldn’t date because they had been around ‘for ever’ yet the overall popularity of them, and lack of other options, during that period  is what dated them.

Also I hadn’t thought about the fact that they would require less imagination while being clipped  – this could explain alot! 

LOVING THIS THREAD!:)

Post # 60
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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Zimtstern:  That’s my mom in the 1975 photo, my maternal grandmother in 1949, paternal grandmother in 1937, great grandmothers in 1904 and 1906.

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