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Have You Ever Re-Worn a Bridesmaid Dress?


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amanda-jean amanda-jean 8 years
Long story short, I wore mine to my high school prom. No regrets, not to mention I saved $700 :). It was a beautiful dress, and it would have been a shame to at least not get to wear it once more. I guess it was lucky to be the only bridesmaid in high school, or else I never would have worn it again.
vintageash vintageash 8 years
Lol the asnwer is yes, one is gorgeous and i have reworn it multiple times like 4 times and the other i cut up and used as a costume. Go that poodle skirt!!!
summerxrain summerxrain 9 years
I've never been a bridesmaid, but looking at the comments here I can see I'm in good company :)
bittersweet96 bittersweet96 9 years
i haven't and i love the pink dress that girl is wearing
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
As much money as I've plunked down on bridesmaid dresses - you're darned tooting that I'm going to wear 'em again if at all possible! I have a beautiful navy blue floor length with a white organza bow on the back with some heavy lace on the bodice that I have been able to wear to a couple of formal events again - yay! Another I was able to wear to a fancy Christmas party. And another was actually my Homecoming dress that I was able to wear to a friend's wedding, hehe.
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
I have never worn my bridesmaid dress again. She picked lime green and bright pink, it's not very cute.
vouninou vouninou 9 years
When I was 5 or 6 I had a nice green flower girl dress made in a very soft velvet fabric that I got for my uncle wedding. The wedding was in October and so right after the wedding my mother did some alteration to turn it into a "princess dress" for Halloween. I also had other flower girl or bride maid dresses that I was able to wear again after some alterations. When it's possible with wedding style and bride choices, I try to choose dresses keeping in mind the idea of re-using it even if it implies to make some alterations. As those dresses can be expensive, I hate the idea of buying it to wear only once.
bbkf bbkf 9 years
I've been a bridesmaid twice, and I've reworn one of the dresses. The other is very very bright pink, and not my style at all!
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 9 years
I haven't, but my BMs have! I said I wanted them all in black dresses that were knee to tea length. They got dresses that fit their bodies and at least one has been able to reuse hers! Another got hers for like 15 bucks, so I think it was win/win for everyone!
insi insi 9 years
i did
Bookish Bookish 9 years
No, never. I have two, but as neither lilac nor magenta satin are particularly flattering on me, I will never wear them again. It seems so many brides choose light purple bridesmaid dresses- WHY? Is it to match the floral arrangements?
outofhere outofhere 9 years
Good grief no! They all think they can be worn again and they never are - well, it does happen but it's rare. But, I figure, it's the brides day, she can do whatever she wants and I'll go with it, no matter how much I may hate the dress. If it's beautiful to her then, that's all that matters.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 9 years
jamieLeah I don't think anyone would think you are cheap! Most people are in the same boat and don't want them to go to waste! I've used dresses as costumes afterward--sad I know. But I'm helping pick out a friends bridesmaids dresses and I hope its something I can wear again!
kia kia 9 years
I took the A-line full-length strapless gown from my best friend's wedding and shortened it to cocktail length and added a high empire ribbon. I've worn this to a couple of parties. Now I am going to deconstruct the large panels on the dress for wall art/quilt/pillow pieces since that friend is having a baby girl and I want part of that dress material in her nursery.
TrickyTara627 TrickyTara627 9 years
my best friend made us wear these truely fugly peptol bismal pink stapless dresses. i mean it's the ugliest this ive ever worn. i still have it because of sentimental value but it will never touch my body again. now my sister in law picked out the most gorgeous and wearable bridesmaid dresses ever! they are a vibrant turqouiseish blue and knee lenth strapless kind of beachy looking dress. terrible description but they were gorgeous at the sunset beach wedding and i'm just itching to wear it again. just have to find the right shoes since we all went barefoot for the wedding.
LMIACIO LMIACIO 9 years
I let me bridesmaid pick out their own dress but I picked the color and fabric, which is champagne so I hope they can all wear it again, even if they wanted to dye it black, they picked the actual dress, so they should be comfortable wearing it again
emalove emalove 9 years
No...and I have 7 of them! Just don't know where I'd wear them...most bridesmaid dresses don't translate well to other occasions.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
It would take a long time for me to want to wear a bridesmaid dress again. I'd just feel weird and worry that I'd run into a wedding guest or worse the bride and groom and they'd think I was really cheap.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Nope.
fashionista119 fashionista119 9 years
I've been a Bridesmaid four times. I haven't reworn any of the dresses yet. One of them I could with alteration (I'd probably shorten it), one I could for a really formal event (it's very elegant and evening-y), one I wouldn't rewear because the color just isn't flattering on my skin tone (light lavender, I should really just donate it) and one I *might* rewear as-is. It's a black, tea-length strapless dress with a full-ish skirt. It just has an odd fit that I wouldn't have chosen myself, but looked ok...I think. I just feel like I should rewear it because it was from JCrew and cost more than twice what I paid for any other bridesmaid dress I've worn.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
The gown I wore in my brother's wedding when I was a Jr. in HS is also the gown I wore to a friends prom a couple of weeks later. That's the only time I've been a bridesmaid, I've been a witness to sign the marriage certificate but they didn't have formal bridesmaides etc at the wedding so it's not like I stood up there with the bride, therefore no need for a gown. As a matter of fact it wasn't until after the minister performed the ceremony that the bride asked me to be her witness, so I didn't know ahead of time.
missmegs825 missmegs825 9 years
Ive been a bridesmaid like 10 times. Ive never reworn any of the dresses EXCEPT two of them, both of which were made by Nicole Miller. They're gorgeous! A little more expensive than most bridesmaid dresses, but worth it, since Ive worn them again..
anncecelia anncecelia 9 years
hehe i wore one from my cousin's wedding as a costume in a show once.
superstar2780 superstar2780 9 years
I have a beautiful crimson strapless, corseted (sp?), floor length gown from my best friend's wedding six years ago (I was the maid of honor!) that I would love to wear again. but I haven't had an opportunity ... it's very fancy and I'm not getting many invites to fancy balls and dinners these days :)
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 9 years
I re-wore a tea length, burgundy JCrew dress. I really thought I chose a dress my BMs could re-wear (prob w/ a different shoe- maybe a matte, strappy, silver heel), but I haven't seen or heard of any of them re-wearing. :ponder: :P
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