Post # 1
Whether it be your mom’s, grandmother’s, aunt’s, etc? I’m thinking about wearing my grandmother’s dress and was wondering if anyone else went this route or would consider it?
Not only would it save me money but it would be really sentimental. My grandparents met when my grandmother was 15 and they were married over 52 years when she passed away. I would love to have a marriage that lasts that long and I think wearing her dress would be a great way to honor their marriage and hopefully bring some good luck onto mine. The dress is a timeless tea length dress, the only thing is I’d have to lose a couple pounds since my grandmother was a skinny-mini at the time of her marriage.
We’ll see if I go through with it since every girl dreams of finding her own perfect dress but I think it’d be sweet. So, again, would any of you wear a dress that’s been passed down?
Post # 3
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
I think given the current economy, it’s a great idea. Sadly, I don’t fit into my mom’s. 🙁
Post # 10
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 # 11
Mrs. Barrettes wore her mother’s, with some alterations:
Making Mom’s Dress Mine: First Fitting
Post # 12
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
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
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
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
Nope! I don’t like wear used clothing.