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

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Post # 61
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

There’s no such thing as a timeless wedding dress. What most people think of as timeless are really 50s-60s inspired (so..retro, not timeless). There’s not a single type of dress style that has spanned all timeframes of history. 

Post # 62
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

OK, I’ll throw mine out there, too. Silk mikado, simple, bateau neckline, sheath/mermaid fit but with a full gown style train, and a few covered buttons for good measure. I think it’s classic. I think arguing over whether or not “timeless” exists is silly, as there are dresses that are very clearly not “trendy.”

Post # 63
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Sugar Beekeeper

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wonderlily:  

Oh so lovely …….love it to pieces.

Post # 64
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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wonderlily:  Love it! Definitely a classic and it looks perfect on you! 

My goal was to get a classic/timeless dress because I didn’t want to regret it later when I looked back at photos. I actually bought a different dress first (Hayley Paige Dori) which is really trendy but also really beautiful, but after a few hours I started freaking out since I knew I wanted something more classic! So, I was able to switch to this one, which I think fits that bill better. It’s actually already a pretty old style (at least 5 years) but Christos is still making it. 

Post # 65
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Bee Keeper

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wonderlily:  you know im totally in love with your dress. 

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jannem:  that floaty material is so dreamy. 

Post # 66
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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elderbee:  thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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jannem:  agree, trendy dresses can be just gorgeous, but it just depends on the style one wants. Your dress is a classic stunner! I found myself finding “older” dresses that I loved, too, but I think that is a good indication that it will stand the test of time. Love the beaded sleeves.

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UK-bee:  ๐Ÿ˜„ bateau necklines unite!

Post # 67
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - A View West

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jannem:  Love the flow of your dress, and the pearls on the sleeves, very romantic and pretty! 

Post # 68
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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UK-bee:  Thanks! The sample I tried on when I bought it was much older/more worn than this one and less floaty, so I was SO happy to see this newer sample a few weeks ago!

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wonderlily:  Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Natalie101985:  Thank you as well! ๐Ÿ™‚ As I said above I was really happy to see the volume that the dress has compared to the sample I tried originally. It was nice too, but definitely didn’t have the same impact.

Post # 69
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Sugar bee

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wonderlily:  

Your dress is exactly what I think of when classic and timeless dresses are mentioned.  Very beautiful, by the way.

Post # 70
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Historic cinema


When I think timeless and classic, I think the divine Audrey. I decided on my dress when I was 16 and saw Roman Holiday for the first time. 13 years later, I had not changed my mind even once!

Post # 71
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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MissBettsy:  Love it! Totally classic and you look great in it! 

Post # 72
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I don’t know if you’ve seen this video of wedding dresses through history…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKegRnTimFs

Nothing is really “classic” or “timeless.”  Styles are always changing.  But I agree with PPs that simple lines and minimal embellishment are less trendy, and less obviously tied to a particular time period.

Post # 73
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

To me a classic/timeless dress is:

Fabric: Lace, silk, taffeta or satin.

Silhouetes: A-line, sheath or ball gown.

Necklines&sleeves: Off the shoulder, bateau, queen anne, long lace sleves or sleveless.

Train: if sheath then no trsin or sweep train, if A line or ball gown it can be from no train to cathedral.

No pick ups, or any kind of big flowers/details, and no rushing. And no colours. Only white/ivory. Also not too much bling. But beading, sequins and pearls are a yes of course.

Post # 74
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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claroquesi:  Thank you!

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MissBettsy:  Love that neckline! Very classic.

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