Miss Michal
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Getting married in a bridesmaid dress

Miss Michal, on October 26, 2010 at 9:24 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 28
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So I stopped into a bridal shop today, fairly unexpectedly (long story), and in addition to a couple more wedding dresses, I tried on a couple of maid's dresses that would be suitable to marry in. As many of you know, this isn't my first rodeo, and getting married in a dress that isn't quite so suitable for a 19-year-old blushing virgin kind of appeals to me. So here is the one I love. I'm thinking of doing the top in ivory and the bottom in gold, with amethyst jewelry. What do you think?


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Latest activity by Cabell, on October 27, 2010 at 11:37 AM
  • Meghan
    Master August 2011
    Meghan ·
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    Honest opinion- I'm not a fan of that particular dress. I just don't care for that style of top. But the idea of getting married in a nice dress that's not a wedding dress is perfectly fine with me.

    If that one looks good on you, go for it!

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  • Teapot Bride
    VIP October 2014
    Teapot Bride ·
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    I love that dress! If you feel comfortable in it, then go for it! ^_-

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  • Miss Michal
    VIP February 2012
    Miss Michal ·
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    The picture does make the top look a little funny. It looked great on. I am (how shall one say) a woman of stature. I'm a size 14 and just short of six feet. The dress looked like it was made for me.

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  • 5starz
    Master August 2012
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    That is amazing !I would love to see it on you!

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  • C2ShiningC
    Master April 2011
    C2ShiningC ·
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    I'm not a big fan of the top either but I love the bottom. I bet a woman with your *gifts* probably fills the top out better. You should post pics of you in it, then we'd get a better idea. I love love love the idea of not wearing a traditional gown!

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  • 2d Bride
    Champion October 2009
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    Sounds good to me! Honestly, I was planning to just get married in a nice dress I already owned. This wasn't my first rodeo, either. However, it was NotFroofy's first rodeo, and it would have looked pretty silly to have me in street clothing and her in a wedding gown, so I went with what she wanted.

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  • S
    VIP June 2011
    SuchaDiva ·
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    Not a fan of the top but the bottom looks great. Remeber it's your day and you will know when it's your dress.

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  • Meghan
    Master August 2011
    Meghan ·
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    I'd love to see pics of you in it- but if you loved it- GO FOR IT!

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  • Cabell
    Master May 2010
    Cabell ·
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    I really like that dress, and I can easily imagine how it would look good on a tall woman. Go for it!

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  • Miss Michal
    VIP February 2012
    Miss Michal ·
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    I am definitely "gifted, Cyndi. LOL! I wish I could have taken pics, but this was a salon with a no-photos policy.

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  • verjeigh
    Dedicated March 2011
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    I thinks its great and very appropriate while still allowing you to feel --as you should like a bride. it sounds like you've already fallen in love with it any way.." you go girl"

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  • Miss Michal
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    Miss Michal ·
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    I am definitely in love with it, but if all else fails I can order it in a different color for my brother's wedding in August. Mostly, I love that it's $150 and not $1000 like the wedding dresses with which I have also been falling in love. I also like the idea of potentially wearing my "wedding dress" again, so it has a lot of marks in the plus column.

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  • Cabell
    Master May 2010
    Cabell ·
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    Those were both big pluses for my dress, too. :-)

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  • Fun bride
    Master November 2010
    Fun bride ·
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    I think you will look great; I also think the ivory and gold colors will look more "weddingly" than the gray and white

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  • jo
    Devoted September 2011
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    I love that dress.... go for it!

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  • Mrs. Kline (Sass)
    Master December 2010
    Mrs. Kline (Sass) ·
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    I would have snuck one anyway. Smiley sad I bet you looked great in it. Smiley smile

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  • Katie
    Expert November 2011
    Katie ·
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    I think it would be fine. I just ordered my dress and it's a nice bridesmaid dress. Was only $182. Here is a pic. It will be white with black trim and white beading.



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  • Miss Michal
    VIP February 2012
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    Katie, that's super cute. And I might have snuck a photo, but the seamstress at this shop is a friend and I didn't want to get in trouble with her...

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  • X
    Beginner August 2010
    xiangjiao ·
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    The top is lack of romance contrary to the bottom

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  • Miss Michal
    VIP February 2012
    Miss Michal ·
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    The top really does look funny in the picture, not like it did when I tried it on. It has a surplice over the bust, and in the place where it almost looks pinned together at the neckline, it plunges a little deeper, but not so deep as to sacrifice modesty. Now I *must* go buy it so I can take a picture...

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