(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 # 47
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think it looks timeless. I wouldn’t make any changes.

    Post # 48
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Yes, I would say that the beaded lace reminds me of ’80s dresses, but is that really a problem?

    As others have said, it’s got a showstopping train, and if you love it, wear it. If you’re a child of the 80s, maybe the dress you’ve always dreamed of has beaded lace and satin, so why shouldn’t you wear it? Your wedding is the one time you get to wear a total blowout dream dress – make sure it’s your dream!

    If I ever had a dream wedding dress, it was kind of like this picture, because that was what was always in the bridal shops when I was a kid, and I thought they were amazing. My dress was nothing like this, and part of me wonders, now that the wedding’s over, should I have tried harder to find one like that? 

    Post # 49
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I prefer it with the sweetheart neckline, just because the halter looks like it is swallowing you up…  you are very gifted in the boob area, and that emphasizes it promiently… even looking at the model, she is showing lots of boobage….

    The sweetheart neckline also makes it look more modern and not dated at all…

    One the upside, all of our dresses will look dated in 10 years, so it really doesn’t matter! lol

     

    Post # 50
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    Blushing bee

    I think it’s very pretty.

    Also, at the risk of overstepping, I have to say that the girls look awesome in it! Wink

    Post # 51
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I love the sweetheart version Goodie posted! I think it’s a more youthful look than the halter, and it really opens up your neck and decolletage area. To be honest, the wide halter straps visually weigh down the dress and are less flattering on you.

    (Also, Goodie, I <3 your Liz Lemon avatar! That scene always cracks me up!)

     

     

    Post # 52
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I also don’t think “dated” is the right word. “Traditional” or, really, “not trendy” is a better way to put it, I think. IMO it’s refreshing to see something that isn’t a strapless mermaid with ruffles or pick-ups. No offense to anyone wearing that style; it’s just really common right now.

    And honestly, unless you are inviting a lot of women in the throes of wedding planning themselves, I seriously doubt that any of your guests are going to look at you and think that your dress looks dated! Because we’re all looking at dresses SO much, it’s easier to spot something that’s not a current trend.

    I love the halter. I love the train. The dress looks beautiful on you, and you seem to really love it! That’s all that matters!

    Post # 53
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I love it. That’s all I have to say.

    Post # 54
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I would chop off the train. that’s the only thing that looks dated to me, but im not a fan of trains in general.

    Post # 55
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think that if you are happy that is what matters. You look beautiful!

    Post # 56
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    The halter is gorgeous, the train is gorgeous. I think once it’s altered, it’ll look amazing. I do think it seems a bit “dated” but it’s the shiny satin with lace, and the pointy waistline.  That doesn’t mean it looks unfashionable – just inspired by a different era. It’s a flattering gown and I agree that it’ll look less dated than many current dresses because it’s drawing from a lot of eras! It does NOT say “80s” or “90s” – it’s just got a vintage vibe. It’s just the vintage era it’s drawing from isn’t the same as most of the modern dresses lately (which are inspired by 40s, 50s, 60s).

    Although I like the Photoshop strapless edit, PLEASE don’t do that to this dress. The halter is one of the best things about it, and probably it’s one of the reasons you chose the dress! Also, cutting straps off in Photoshop don’t make the fabric do what it would really do in real life. I think you’d lose some necessary support for your gorgeous girls. 😉 Love the halter!!! Once it’s altered to fit, I’m sure you will too.

    Post # 57
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    It is a traditional style, even without the straps, the V shaped waist gives it that traditional bridal look. But that doesnt make it less gorgeous. The train is fabulous and its still a lovely dress. 

    Post # 58
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    Helper bee

    I think if you love it and feel beautiful then it’s perfect!! You look beautiful!! Yes, it has some of the more traditional aspects to it, but no one ever said those details aren’t beautiful. We all have different views of how we will look on the big day and it can vary drastically from others. I know it’s hard not to second guess your choice, been there done that. But go with your gut. You look great!!

    Post # 59
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I think the dress looks very flattering on you.  I wouldn’t have picked that style for myself as my arms look dreadful in halters! However, I think it is a nice looking dress and will be even more beautiful once it is altered.

    Post # 60
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Every dress looks dated to some extent… or not.  I think that is a matter of opinion and personal ideas about style.  I love halters.  I actually think they are much more classic and flattering than strapless- I personally think strapless will end up seeming a bit dated.  This dress says classic princess to me.  I really like it and I don’t think it looks dated.  Picture it with your flowers and your hair and some confidence = gorgeous!

    Post # 61
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I voted that I think it looks a little dated but it doesn’t have anything to do with the halter. As PPs have mentioned, I think it has to do with the abrupt transition between the bodice and the skirt. It makes it look like a two piece dress. Which is not a bad thing…just reminiscent of an earlier time.

    As for the halter, I actually like dresses with halter necklines and I actually think the dress would look great with the sweetheart neckline and a thinner halter (so the girls have the extra support). The train definitely makes a statement and the dress is really flattering to your curves in general.

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