Has anyone successfully re-worn a bridesmaid's dress?

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My friend has ordered gorgeous bridesmaids dresses for us to wear in her wedding. It's this one:






We all got a good laugh at the model's Harlequin Romance Novel pose. On a normal, modest woman, it's a really flattering and elegant dress (we closed the front a wee bit). The slit is also hiked way up in the picture because on us, it only goes to the knee.

I'm determined to wear this somewhere after the wedding. But where? It's too fancy for a restaurant.
Is there anywhere that people go that requires elegant dresses like this?
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Last edited by Bianca; 11-13-2011 at 05:34 PM.
That is really pretty. My prom dress was a bridesmaid dress - I made a minor adjustment from a full skirt to a bustle ( this was a taffeta dress and it was the 80's)

I think bridesmaid dresses are much more versatile & wearable now.


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Last edited by Spider; 11-14-2011 at 06:55 AM.
Charity dinners, Christmas & New Years parties are the times I get to wear that sort of thing.


Love the dress


ETA ~ I think you could wear that to a nice restaurant!!
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It seems that on TV shows, women are always wearing dresses like this to dinner or some kind of charity function like you suggested.

I agree that the dresses are getting more versatile. That's why I'm so determined to wear this again.

I have another bridesmaid's dress from my sister's wedding that I def cannot wear. It's a light purple, satin...cone. That's really the only way to describe it.
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My prom dress was also a bridesmaid dress..

Formal night on a cruise would be a good time to wear a dress like that.
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No, I've never had a bridesmaid dress I liked. My SIL wore her bridesmaid dress from my wedding to another wedding. Probably mostly because she was 7 mos pregnant and she didn't have another maternity dress to wear, but I thought (and still think) that the dresses were pretty cute.

I think I'd always be afraid I'd show up and the bridesmaids would be wearing that dress. Actually, I did accidentally show up at a wedding wearing the same dress that the attendants were wearing in a different color. In my defense, it was just a J.Crew dress - before they even were doing bridesmaid dresses even.
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I did, once. This was in the early 90s. We had a two piece dress. The base was black velvet, to the knee. It had long, puffy sleeves. a higher neck and deeper v down the back. Then, there was an irridescent green floorlength skirt that went over it. I wore the black dress to another wedding, but that skirt...ugh, no. It did look good for the day, though.
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I did but I have a formal dinner party to attend every year for my husband's work. That one is really pretty. I can't tell if it would be too dressy for a restaurant/night out by the picture though, since you said it looks so much different on.

You can also dress down a dress by wearing more casual jewelry, shoes, hairstyle, etc.
I would think once you're past prom age, the only chance you're going to get to wear something like that again is to another wedding. That's part of why I love weddings so much, they're the only chance I get to get all fancied up.

It's a lovely dress, though. I hope you find somewhere to wear it!

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I love that dress bianca! NYE would be my first guess, esp if you have it hemmed to knee length.
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My bridesmaid dress (for my mums wedding 5 years ago) was sky blue and was a separate corset and long skirt.
The corset is stunning and I still wear it when I go to more high end clubs..I would never wear it somewhere divey. I took off the straps a long time ago and usually wear black or grey jeans and stick a black blazer over it and some long necklaces and some cute earings. It's rocking ...im kind of lost as to how to wear it any other way tho! I have a very strange style tho :')

My prom dress was very formal too, deep fushia silk, floor length, slim skirt and corset style top (can u tell I like corsets? I have a 23inch waist so there the only thing that fits super well) ...this dress I cut shorter to just above knee and wear to weddings and such with a fur shrug/jacket and cute shoes

I love the dress in the your post OP it's gorgeous! Maybe you can wear it to a different wedding as a guest with a waist belt, some sort of jacket or blazer and nice jewellery?
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Don't forget you can always wear it for Halloween too -- you could be a zombie bridesmaid.
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I think you can really only wear that to something formal. That would be a Saturday evening wedding, or some kind of formal party (such as a charity ball, or a formal company Christmas party).

Although, I do kinda love the zombie bride Halloween idea!
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You know, altered to a cocktail length, that dress would be really sexy and could be worn to more events than if it were left floor length.
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At that length, you can probably only wear it for very formal occasions, and even most weddings aren't formal anymore (other than the bridal party). I would have it shortened to cocktail length.
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At that length, you can probably only wear it for very formal occasions, and even most weddings aren't formal anymore (other than the bridal party). I would have it shortened to cocktail length.
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I was thinking this as well. If it fits in a way that would also work as a cocktail length, I think you'll get a LOT more use out of it!
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Unfortunately, the only time I've been a bridesmaid included the dress that I will never wear again. Gorgeous color, but it is of the traditional, long, strapless variety. Pretty much this: http://img.davidsbridal.com/s7viewer...rize2%3d99062A

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