(Closed) Will illusion necklines/sleeves/backs look dated?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Illusion dresses:
    Will look dated but I don't care : (20 votes)
    47 %
    Will look dated so I am avoiding them : (0 votes)
    Won't look dated : (15 votes)
    35 %
    I love poofy sleeves and answering polls : (8 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 2
    1619 posts
    Bumble bee

    All dresses, at some point in time, will look dated.  There is no way to stop it.

    Post # 3
    17 posts
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I think they will, but I don’t think they are the equivelant of puffy sleeves of the 1990’s. I think the illusion backs are quite beautiful. I’d probably put them in the same category of pickups, (hugely popular in our area 7-10 years ago), colored sashes and the really simple dresses that were all the rage when I was looking at wedding dresses in the 2000-2001 years.

    Post # 4
    1305 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I don’t think illusion necklines will look dated as I think it is a very timeless look. Regardless of the future though, the style is in now and you should wear what you feel great in and not be fearful of how someone will look at your dress fifty years from now.

    Post # 5
    209 posts
    Helper bee

    Probably.  I have an illusion (Amsale Ryan) but honestly I’m so fair and the illusion is so sheer that it ended up looking strapless with the lace creeping up.  I’m probably wearing my hair down so you won’t even be able to tell that it is illusion of strapless.  At the end of the day… I don’t care! It’s beautiful.

    Post # 6
    1695 posts
    Bumble bee

    Time continues, so everything will eventually look dated.

    Wear what you love! 

    Post # 7
    7440 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Illusion has been populqr for decades.Grace Kelly, Kate Middleton and even Ginny Weasley wore illusion or lace sleeves. It has gone in and out of fashion just like everything else

    Post # 8
    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    My grandmom wore an illusion neckline on her wedding dress…she got married in the 40s, I think. 

    Post # 9
    1617 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Everything will eventually look dated so who cares? Like lace, sleeves and illusion necklines are not forgiving on most body types. The stock/model photos look great, but I’d be more concerned about this type of dress looking/fitting well than whether or not it’ll appear dated. 

    Post # 10
    209 posts
    Helper bee

    Yes they will. Everything comes back into fashion eventually but not quite in the same way. I’m 40. When many of my friends got married 10 or 15 years ago strapless dresses were in. So you could say that strapless didn’t date because it’s still a hugely popular style. BUT look back at those photos and the whole look is styled differently to how you’d style it today. They all have satin or taffeta wrapped sideways in a loose sheath with a tiara. So did strapless date? No, but their photos did. Even if illusion effects remain top of fashion, then the blush bridesmaid dresses and the bunting a 2015 bride will use to compliment the dress will date. More importantly it doesn’t matter. I do think those enormous ’80s sleeves were a rare exception but most wedding dresses just look nice however much they date. Myself,  I even like those Lady Di sleeves, they can be cool on the right dress and they tell you that 56 year old woman was top of the trends in her youth!

    Post # 13
    7937 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I do believe that almost every wedding “dates” for some reason (hairstyles, wedding dress, bridesmaid’s dresses, groom’s hair and/or attire, etc.), however I don’t think an illusion neckline alone would be the cause of it. Other aspects of a dress will almost certainly date, but not the illusion neckline by itself.

    Post # 14
    2285 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Apart maybe from super-simple satin a-lines, most bridal dresses will be dated at some point – that is, you’ll be able to pick the era it came from by looking at it.

    Will illusion features immediately identify a dress as a 2010s dress? Probably – but as the PP said, illusion necklines and sleeves have feaured in dresses throughout the 20th century, so I doubt they will ever be a “what was I thinking?” thing like super-puffy sleeves and taffeta bubble skirts from the 1980s became.

    Post # 15
    1575 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I bought an illusion neck gown. I was worried about this for a hot second until I remember my FH’s Grandmother showing me her wedding photos and telling me that her gown was an illusion neckline. I will wear mine with pride knowing his grandmother would approve! 

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