(Closed) Your opinion of what a “classic/timeless” dress looks like

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I agree with most of the bees here. Classy or timeless really is something beautifully-you and yet not really fad-ish. To me, this means no mermaids or really dated look, nothing that will make a dress stand out and say 2010 or even 1950. Lace is classy, minimal always works well and so does A-line… at least in my book of classy wedding dresses ๐Ÿ˜‰ A dress that you will wear beautifully… and that doesn’t look like it’s wearing YOU is always classy!

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My dress- nothing that I pictured myself in but I think the lace  and shoulders keeps it classic and the fitted sillhouette keeps it modern

I also love this romona keveza- If my wedding were more formal/in a fancier place I would have loved this dress.  I dont’ know why, because it is NOTHING like what I usually like but I think it is very classic and the strap gives it some modern flair.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think the shape of this dress (mainly the skirt) is timeless

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Many of Romona Kevaza’s dresses strike me as classic and timeless.

 

Interestingly, this dress was in her show about three weeks before Kate & William’s wedding:

 

 

 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

OK I have a challenge because I think it is so difficult to look timeless – find some pictures from different eras that you could wear today WITHOUT looking retro ๐Ÿ™‚

I am not sure it is possible.  And retro or vintage is not bad BUT it is not timeless ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 22
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Sugar bee

Of all the dresses posted, the only one I’d consider timeless is the last Keveza gown. That one could have been from many eras.

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I think you can pretty much put a date on any piece of fashion reguardless.

Post # 24
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Worker bee

personally when I think of classic & timeless wedding dresses, I picture lace. Sheath lace dresses with sleeves (not long sleeves, maybe cap sleeves). But thats just a personal opinion and we all have different visions.

I’m with @rosworms:  i want to remember the time period of my wedding. why do people not want something that makes the time of their wedding really stand out?

I bet not many of the poufy sleeved brides from the 80’s feel that way but theres many  dated looks that have become fashionable over the years time and time again..

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

These aren’t 100% timeless, but they are beautiful dresses that don’t go trendy to the extreme.

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@unixfairy:challenge accepted! 

While I don’t find these antique dresses classic, I do not think you could guess what era they come from and I think they could easily be worn today- therefore making them timeless.

Post # 28
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Sugar bee

vintage wedding dress

I think these would be hard to decide which era they were from and could be worn today as well.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m admittedly biased, but I think my dress fits in the classic/timeless category. It had some modern elements (like the awesome pockets!) and a classic silhouette. I think lace is an embellishment that endures the ages/trends. I wanted a dress that wasn’t trendy, but that was less about the photos and more about the fact that I’m just not a trendy dresser in general, and I would’ve looked like a big dork in some of the current trends in wedding dresses. In my opinion, I think more people will look back on their wedding photos and find them “dated” because of the photography style and not necessarily what they’re wearing. To each her own, and I think everyone should get exactly what they want in their attire and photography, but I think it’s more likely someone’s grandkids will say, “why do you have a close-up of grandpa’s socks?” and not “why does your dress look like that?” ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyway, here’s my dress:

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