(Closed) Would you ever wear a passed down wedding gown?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

Sure, I would. Theres either a poster or a bee who is wearing her mothers dress that she had “re-imagined”. I cant remember who it is off the top of my head.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If it was my style and looked good on me, definitely! Like you said the sentimental value alone would make it worthwhile, but also most vintage wedding gowns I’ve seen look really beautiful and special.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Definitely, again, if I liked it.  I believe my mom offered me her dress when I first got engaged, but it’s just not my style! Smile

I think if you do go that route, you should still go dress shopping, since it’s something you only get to do once!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

For sure if I liked it! I love the sentiment behind it and it’s such a special way to remember them and honor their commitment. As another bee said, a ‘re-imagined’ dress is great if the fit is off or the fabric is too delicate. 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper

i probably wouldn’t because i obssess over how clothes look on me and finding the perfect dress was one of the most important things. i was so picky about it, that i doubt i would get lucky with a passed down dress.

however if looks good, fits you and you love it, i see nothing wrong with it and i think its kind of cool

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

absolutely i would, i mean i wouldnt say no if someone offered me Grace Kellys dress to wear :).        if you find the dress doesnt suit your style or fashion you could always alter it

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think given the current economy, it’s a great idea. Sadly, I don’t fit into my mom’s. 🙁

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It depends on how attached the “gifter” was to the dress. I would want to make modifications to it to make it my own and if the person was attached to the dress, they may not like that. If I could make changes to it…sure I would.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Absolutely! I tried on my mom’s but she’s about 6″ shorter than me so the proportions were all off and it was only mid-calf length so it looked ridiculous. If it had worked, I would have gone for it 🙂

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would have considered it.

I think that dresses should be passed down every other generation.  My mom’s dress still looked too dated, but I bet her grandchildren will think it looks great.

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would strongly consider it if it suited my style & size, or was alterable to fit those things.

However, it has not been offered, and I doubt it ever will be as my grandmother is delusional (dementia), and my mother hates my existence, so she doesn’t generally do anything to benefit or help me if she can help it 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

I thought about wearing my mom’s wedding dress, but it would have require massive alterations (early 80s lace in a gorgeous cream, but I really didn’t want to wear a turtleneck,long sleeved dress).  My grandmother’s ivory satin 1949 dress was a possibility, but again, alterations would have been needed since I’m about 4 inches taller than my grandmother was!  However before I got to really think about it, I found THE DRESS, fell in love and that was that. 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Nope! I don’t like wear used clothing.

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