(Closed) Worried my dress looks “dated”

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Does the dress look dated?
    No! It looks great! : (67 votes)
    25 %
    Yeah... Maybe a little : (160 votes)
    60 %
    OMG! I think my mom wore the same dress in the 80's! : (38 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    All dresses (and other clothes) look dated at some point. It’s impossible not to since fashion changes so much. As long as you feel beautiful in the dress, that is all that matters.

    The dress is gorgeous on you. Plus, non-strapless dresses generally look less dated than strapless, oddly enough.

    Post # 4
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I love a non-strapless dress, so I think it’s quite nice. 

    Post # 5
    7295 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i LOVE the back of that dress!

    Post # 6
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Im not understanding what you mean by dated.  I think it looks great! The beading on the train is very pretty and it really gives you a teeny weeny waist.

    Post # 7
    169 posts
    Blushing bee

    Honestly, on the model it looks more modern than when you wear the dress. The train is gorgeous but something about how and where the top meets the skirt seems kinda old-school. I think it also has to do with the lace on top of the satin.

    Post # 8
    3638 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    It is a beautiful dress and the train is amazing. You love it, it’s beauitful – yay! 😀

    Post # 10
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Models never look like real people because they are not normal proportions to begin with, and then they’re airbrushed to no end. Real women are never going to look like a model picture, nor should they. So it doesn’t matter what it looks like on them since you are the one wearing it. Either way, that has absolutely nothing to do with whether a piece of clothing looks dated or not.

    Post # 11
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i voted yeah maybe a little because for me thats how i view it but its your dress and how you feel about it is important.  anyways, just because it looks a little dated to me does not mean its not a pretty dress and i think everyones dress at some point is going to look dated


    Post # 12
    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    It’s a little traditional for me, but I think it looks great on you- and if you love it, that’s all that matters.  I went with a trendier dress with ruffles, and I’m sure my kids will see pictures and be like ‘ew Mom that’s so 2010’s’.  Your dress is a classic, traditional style that will continue to be around with slight variations forever probably.  And by the way that is one amazing train!!   

    Post # 13
    169 posts
    Blushing bee

    I didn’t say the model looked better and you looked like crap, you were reading something that wasn’t there. I never even commented on the size difference. I was saying that the way they staged and lit the dress it looks more modern because it washes out some of the dress details. But when you see closer up, real photos it carries a dated look. I think it gives you a great figure but in my opinion the details are dated.

    Sorry but you asked the question and I gave you an honest answer.

    Post # 14
    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    If you mean that pointy V-shaped waistline and the look where the skirt and top almost like like separates were popular in the 80’s and 90’s this is true. But just because the current fashion favors tighter trumpet silhouettes, rouching, ruffles and flower appliques, doesn’t mean every bride has to do that. Personally I get a little tired of seeing hundreds of dresses that look the same. The dress looks good on you, and that’s all that matters. Noone’s going to think “OMG that’s such an old fashioned dress” at your wedding, they’re going to think you’re a beautiful bride. Besides, I think the back of your dress is very unique and I don’t remember seeing any others that look like it. I really think you have nothing to worry about – feel lucky that you found a dress you love and enjoy wearing it I spent a fortune on my 2010 off the runway designer dress and didn’t feel confident in it. What matters most is that you feel beautiful in it.

    Post # 15
    120 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I don’t think it looks dated….just traditional. BESIDES.. everything ALWAYS comes back into style…come on legging, oversized sweaters, etc. I am sure you aren’t going to have fashion critics at your wedding. And your dress and you are both going to be beautiful! 🙂

    Post # 16
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    At the end of the day its totally about how you feel in it, and how it looks on you and frankly I think its beautiful. That train is unlike anything I have seen, and definitely the only train I have actually liked! The intricate lacing is beautiful. I think also the lace and the shape is very traditional and still somewhat current (unless no one wears halters anymore) and for your bust and your shape its lovely. Again, if you want to give it a bit of current punch, why not accessorize with something vibrant? Red shoes, an interesting hair accessory, earrings, etc. Something trendy, or something colourful will make it feel more trendy and stand out if you wish. I hope Im not off in suggesting that this is a pretty trendy choice when it comes to bridal attire nowadays?


    Anyways I hope that helps!



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