(Closed) Worried my dress looks “dated”

posted 11 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Does the dress look dated?

    No! It looks great!

    Yeah... Maybe a little

    OMG! I think my mom wore the same dress in the 80's!

  • Post # 32
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think the train is beautiful, but I also agree on the halter top.  I love the sweetheart that the other poster photoshopped!

    Post # 33
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    It’s not a dated dress, just a classic. Plus, you look beautiful in the dress. It looks great as it is or with a sweetheart neckline (awesome photoshop Goodie!).

    Post # 34
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    TRAIN! *swoon* This dress is gorgeous!

    Post # 35
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    i think it is very flattering on you and gives your body a beautiful shape! i too am a sucker for non-strapless dresses! you have absolutely NOTHING to worry about.

    Post # 36
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

    Honestly, the only part I don’t like in the dress is the halter….I think that the changes Goodie made to make it a sweetheart add a more timeless look to it.  It really changes the whole look of the dress.  I do think that despite that minor flaw you look great in your dress and if you love it who cares!

    Post # 37
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I think it’s nice, actually.  Weird how much different it looks on the model (looks matte instead of satiny, can’t really see the color on the model) but it’s still very pretty.  

    Post # 38
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    Sugar bee

    I like the halter and the train. I dont think non-strapless dresses automatically look dated, but because of the transition from the corsette looking top and the skirt it looks a bit like the two piece style of the early 90’s, later 80’s.  I dont think its “bad” however because it does look great on you. At the end of the day, you have to feel great in it and your confidence will carry the look.

    If you hadnt asked does it look dated I probably wouldn’t have made the comment to myself, just that its not my style dress (although I do love straps!)

    EDIT: I have the same general opinion of both dresses, its the transition that gives it the two piece look, not the straps or not straps.

    Post # 39
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    Buzzing bee

    I agree with a lot of the others.  The halter top isn’t all that flattering but if you can alter that away then I don’t think it would look dated.

    Post # 40
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i love it with the sweetheart instead of the halter!

    Post # 41
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    It’s gorgeous!  I love halters, they are universally flattering.

    I’d call it classic, not dated.  Especially since my dress was a halter, too.

    Post # 42
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    Bumble bee

    I do think it looks a little dated, but I think it’s just the halter for some reason, because the edited one doesn’t look the same at all!

    Anyway, it doesn’t look bad in any way, shape or form, I think I just relate that style to a couple decades ago 😀

    ETA again, thinking about it, I don’t know if I would’ve even thought of it looking dated if you hadn’t said it… hmmmm…

    Post # 43
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    Worker bee

    If you love the dress, what does it matter how dated it looks.  If it has puffy sleeves the size of your head but you love it, go for it.  High neckline but you love it, go for it.  It will never be a wrong decision if you love it.  I promise that 50 years down the road, everyone’s dresses will look dated but you will remember how beautiful you felt that day and that it what will matter to you.

    Post # 44
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I agree that it’s traditional not dated. I too love dresses with straps and greatly dislike that everything needs to be a strapless sweetheart. If you love it, go for it. Although, my dress is similar to yours so perhaps my decision is biased lol.

    Post # 45
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    What’s important is how you feel wearing the dress.  For me personally, I wouldn’t want that long of a train, but we are also having an outdoor ceremony.  That’s why there are sooooooo many types and styles of bridal dresses.  You look great in the dress, but if you are having doubts about it, try on some other styles it may make you realize that you made the right decision to start with (and I’m only suggesting looking because I know from other postings about how great a deal you found on this dress).  Good luck!

    Post # 46
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I don’t think dated is really the word, either.  It doesn’t look super current, but I also think that in 10 years it will look a lot less dated than most dresses people are wearing today.  The halter and the way the bodice is cut is a little different than most dresses today, but not in an OMG 80s way.  Maybe if you added giant puffy sleeves you, though. 😛

    I LOVE the train by the way – it’s gorgeous.

    (and as far as the dress on you vs. the model, I think it looks every bit as good, if not better on you.  there is VERY different lighting in the model pictures, though… it makes the satin of the dress look less shiny and I think that’s what makes it look more modern. you seriously rock the dress… the indoor fluorescent lighting on the other hand?  does not rock the dress as much.)

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