(Closed) ‘wife’ dress, or ‘my style’ dress

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I thnik you’re beter to look like yourself!

Post # 4
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

we need pictures

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@punkin83:  Agreed we do need pictures.

Post # 6
3977 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Be you.

Cutting the traditional dress you love to tea length might be an option, depending on it’s shape.

Post # 7
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012 - the Columns Hotel

Please look like you on your wedding day!  And show a picture of the dress- altering it is a possibility!

Post # 8
4485 posts
Honey bee

Wear what you love that fits your style. It will show in your pictures if you are wearing something that is intended to please someone else.

Post # 9
1577 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Could you go with the traditional dress (since you loved it so), but the white-blonde pixie cut?  

Kind of “the best of both worlds”

Post # 10
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Ha. Yes I totally understand that feeling. My completely-true-to-me wedding outfit would be a tartan skirt-suit and yet I kind of feel like I have to do the white dress thing. I think it’ll end up being somewhere in between. Maybe a white dress with a tartan corset and bustle.

Post # 11
10 posts

I say go with the style that is more “you!” I know I am making my non-traditional choices with the mindset that I’d rather be the best “me” there is than a so-so imitation of someone else.

Post # 12
5517 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France

I would say go both ways.. if you want to feel glam for the day.. you should do so! Maybe for the reception change into a short dress.

Post # 13
488 posts
Helper bee

Do you think you could find a convertable dress? Or wear a different dress for the reception?


I think you should feel like yourself on your wedding. Your husband is marrying you because that’s who he loves. Your friends and family are going to the wedding to support you because they love you for who you are.  Wear what makes you feel most comfortable.  I also think wearing a dress that doesn’t feel like “you” might be something you are more likely to regret later on looking at pictures. 

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