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

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 46
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Busy bee

When people think of timeless it’s not necessarily the simple silhouettes. You can’t just assume what fashion will be in the future, the only certainty we have is the past – so you have to ask yourself, would a bride 100 / 50 / 20 years ago have found that style acceptable? If the answer is no, then it’s not a timeless dress. So none of these strapless or low cut dresses. 

In fact, I’d say the only type of dress that vaguely fits the criteria is the ball gown style. It may have dipped out of “high fashion” throughout some decades, but it’s always been “acceptable”. 

Post # 47
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Bee Keeper

I always think princess Margaret’s dress is pretty timeless. 

Im not going for a big dress like this but sticking with plain mikado style material. No lace. Long ribbon edge veil like hers. 

It seems the plain the dress the more ‘classic’ it is. 

Post # 48
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

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UK-bee:  Agreed! And that’s exactly why I picked a plain mikado silk as well. 

PS- love the photos you submitted to the dressmaker; it’s going to be gorgeous!

Post # 49
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Bee Keeper

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DrunkInLove:  that’s so sweet you remembered my pics. I’m chuffed ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 50
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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UK-bee:  
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DrunkInLove:  Oh hi, ladies. Fancy seeing you two in this classic dress thread talking ’bout mikado. Mm hmm. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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greenjellybeans7:  Hello! Since this thread is four years old, I don’t know that the bee you’re trying to ask will see it. But the two dresses she posted first are both Romona Keveza. 

Post # 51
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Newbee

I agree that generally dresses that are simple are more timeless. I don’t think strapless will necessarily date a dress that much. It may not be as prevalent in the future, but I think it will stick around, at least to some extent. You just don’t see vintage strapless dresses so much because people tended to prefer more modest styles of weddings in the past (sleeves, slightly higher necklines, etc.). 

Post # 52
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

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wonderlily:  I know; we’re so unpredictable. 

Post # 53
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

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kala_way:  Hey, that’s my dress!!!  ๐Ÿ˜€

I also think my dress is pretty timeless.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 56
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

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littlemermaid05:  Oh, thank you!!  ๐Ÿ˜€  I cried the first time I tried it on.

Post # 57
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Blushing bee

“Classic” was pretty high up there in my criteria when searching for a gown.  I ended up watching wayyy too much SYTTD and started regretting my choice when all I saw were strapless, ruffled skirt, fitted mermaids with blingy belts, but I’m so glad I stuck to my gut instinct!

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Post # 60
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I sheath dresses tend to be timeless, and satin ball gowns. I love jackie kennedy’s 

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