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Thinking about wearing my moms dress

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Re: Thinking about wearing my moms dress

  • edited December 2011
    O and take a look at the pic please let me know what you think or any ideas to make it look up to date I don't like the lace stuff so I would take that out.
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  • hkieslinghkiesling member
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    edited December 2011
    It does fit you well!  I would take the sheer material off of the neck line as well.
  • edited December 2011
    I actually like the sheer material around the neckline if it's done right!
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  • threemarie24threemarie24 member
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    edited December 2011
    OHHH Love it...well the vision of what it could be. What an amazing idea. I want to try my mom's dress on as well, she has the same style, did your mom get married in the later 80's? :)
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  • edited December 2011
    I think you could def work with it.  I like the sheer neckline but if you want it to look more modern I would get rid of that too. Perfect fit and length!
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  • edited December 2011
    I love it! I really wanted to wear my mom's gown as well, but the material is a little too 1975 for the feel of our wedding. Boo!Have you thought of doing a consultation with The Dressmaker in Edina? MN Bride ran a story on brides who alter vintage gowns in the Spring/Summer 2007 issue - my TinyURLs aren't working, but here is the link: [url]<a href="http://mnbride.com/ME2/Sites/dirmod.asp?sid=32B32A214A754BC5AAD944CE142E9430&nm=&type=Publishing&mod=Publications%3A%3AArticle&mid=8F3A7027421841978F18BE895F87F791&tier=4&id=49BB9800AA554EB9BB9CA33A67206A6C&SiteId=E23C41CFD4094205B04317D1A27C2699" rel='nofollow'>http://mnbride.com/ME2/Sites/dirmod.asp?sid=32B32A214A754BC5AAD944CE142E9430&nm=&type=Publishing&mod=Publications%3A%3AArticle&mid=8F3A7027421841978F18BE895F87F791&tier=4&id=49BB9800AA554EB9BB9CA33A67206A6C&SiteId=E23C41CFD4094205B04317D1A27C2699</a>[/url]
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  • Bimbi284Bimbi284 member
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    edited December 2011
    I would def get rid of the sleeves, shoulders, and the neckline, since you don't like that. However, I WOULD keep the lace at the top, but instead of having it be that flutter thing, I would have someone stitch it down so it becomes part of the bodice. The lace really makes that dress and it would maintain some of the original essence of the gown, without looking dated since it would be fitted to the bodice. I love the wide neckline, so the sleeveless look would look great. You could sexy it up a bit if you wanted by opening up the back of it a little. It could be shortened a bit too. I totally wish I had photshop or something so I could show you what I am seeing, lol.[IMG]<a href="http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f58/Bimbi284/n1078059014_313962_5660.jpg" rel='nofollow'>http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f58/Bimbi284/n1078059014_313962_5660.jpg</a>[/IMG]
  • Bimbi284Bimbi284 member
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    edited December 2011
    Lemme try that again!My lame attempt at outlining in Paint:[img]<a href="http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f58/Bimbi284/n1078059014_313962_5660.jpg?t=1248820161" rel='nofollow'>http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f58/Bimbi284/n1078059014_313962_5660.jpg?t=1248820161</a>[/img]
  • hkieslinghkiesling member
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    edited December 2011
    You could do a drop back.  That would really modern it up.  Corsets are also pretty popular now and I think they're a pretty easy addition.  I'm not sure how that would look without seeing the back though.
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  • Bimbi284Bimbi284 member
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    edited December 2011
    I think you could definitely get away with a lower back. Ooh! You could even use the extra lace hanging off of the back to cover what would be the cut out, so you would have like a sheer lacy back with skin showing...which I think would look awesome and really unique. Again, you'd still be keeping the essence of the dress by not getting rid of all of the lace. Another option would be to just get rid of the back lace all together, do a low V back, and use the lace remnants for a purse, garter, etc.    
  • doxx0048doxx0048 member
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    edited December 2011
    I went with a friend to Priscilla of Boston to try on this dress:  http://priscillaofboston.com/dress_detail.jsp?gid=1&sfid=182&f=V-NeckI think it would be perfect inspiration for updating your mom's dress.  There is also a PoB in MN that you could visit to see/try in on in person.  I really love the idea of wearing her dress!
  • Bimbi284Bimbi284 member
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    edited December 2011
    YES!!! PP's PoB dress is exactly what I had in my mind...I really think you should go for it! No one else will ever have the same dress, and how awesome that it was your mom's!
  • edited December 2011
    I agree 1000% with Doxx - I was trying to find an image of that type of dress :)  Go for it!!
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  • doxx0048doxx0048 member
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    edited December 2011
    If you decide wear your mom's dress (which I highly recommend!) definitely post pictures.  I would love to see the transformation of it!
  • Bimbi284Bimbi284 member
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    edited December 2011
    Ditto! I think it would be awesome. I'm sure we all wanna see before and after pics!
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