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Title: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Just Lori on June 01, 2011, 08:36:17 AM
Today is our 15th anniversary.  Oh, how I loved my off-the-shoulder dress and my colorful cascading bouquet.  (And yes, I loved my husband even more than the dress and flowers.)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b393/lorir21/weddingparty-1.jpg)

Now I have Orleans "You're Still the One" in my head.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Judah on June 01, 2011, 09:22:13 AM
Awesome! Happy Anniversary!

I wish I had a picture of my 1990 wedding scanned; it's soooo dated. If you can imagine a very 1990s version of Kate Middleton's dress, but in ivory. 
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Nora on June 01, 2011, 09:31:15 AM
Love the flowers!  ;D

I found these on the interwebz:
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Cv_7yn1731o/TUCzwa6nnwI/AAAAAAAAAHI/cqU8db35oPQ/s640/Wedding+pictures+012.JPG)

Heidi Klum looking...odd:

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/05/11/article-1180141-04E00672000005DC-937_468x582.jpg)

And:

(http://www.partypop.com/Forums/images/104053.jpg)




Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: faithlessone on June 01, 2011, 09:58:17 AM
Lori, my aunt and uncle got married in 1991, and my aunt's dress looked a lot like yours. The sleeves were a bit poofier though. In the pics, she looks like she's got giant marshmallows attached to her upper arms!

Congratulations on your anniversary!!! ;D
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Carnation on June 01, 2011, 10:22:10 AM
Many happy returns of the day! :-*
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Marisol on June 01, 2011, 10:23:12 AM
OP, your dress looks more classic than most dresses from the 90s.  :)  I think you chose well and you look gorgeous!!!

I might be a bit biased though.  I LOVE off the shoulder styles.  Then and now.  I think they are timeless.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: LadyClaire on June 01, 2011, 10:38:12 AM
Love the flowers!  ;D

I found these on the interwebz:
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Cv_7yn1731o/TUCzwa6nnwI/AAAAAAAAAHI/cqU8db35oPQ/s640/Wedding+pictures+012.JPG)


My aunt's wedding was in the late 80s, and her dress looked a LOT like that one.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Winterlight on June 01, 2011, 10:53:50 AM
Love the flowers!  ;D

I found these on the interwebz:
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Cv_7yn1731o/TUCzwa6nnwI/AAAAAAAAAHI/cqU8db35oPQ/s640/Wedding+pictures+012.JPG)


My aunt's wedding was in the late 80s, and her dress looked a LOT like that one.

Those sleeves look bigger than her head!
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Peggy Gus on June 01, 2011, 11:33:16 AM
I got married in 1998 and I had the exact same bouquet. The thing is, I wanted the bouquet where they just had long stemmed flowers with a ribbon wrapped around the stems, but the florist told me they don't hold up and that she wouldn't be able to do it. In hind site, I should have just went to someone who would, but I took her word on it and she made me the giant bouquet.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Sirius on June 01, 2011, 11:50:00 AM
I was married in 1998, but I made my dress.  I figured I'd never find anything in white for a plus-sized 39-yo bride on the rack, and if I did find it I'd never be able to afford it.  I also made the veil and the bouquet, and if I ever have it to do over again (not likely) I will absolutely not try to do it all myself because it nearly drove me over the edge.

http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=43976.0 for a picture.

P.S. Mr. Sirius doesn't look like this now.  He was in the military when this picture was taken.  Since his retirement he's grown a beard and started wearing glasses, but to me he's still the sexiest man walking.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: General Jinjur on June 01, 2011, 01:23:51 PM
A lot of dresses from the 80s and 90s were poofy mcpoofersons. I was really pleased by the Vera Wang revolution - finally, one could find dresses without muttonsleeves! Where on earth did you buy your dress, OP? It doesn't look a bit like that.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Wonderflonium on June 01, 2011, 01:28:51 PM
Love the flowers!  ;D

I found these on the interwebz:
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Cv_7yn1731o/TUCzwa6nnwI/AAAAAAAAAHI/cqU8db35oPQ/s640/Wedding+pictures+012.JPG)


My aunt's wedding was in the late 80s, and her dress looked a LOT like that one.

My cousin got married in the early 90s, and her dress looked a LOT like that one too.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Petticoats on June 01, 2011, 01:47:48 PM
In the early '90s I was planning my wedding (which didn't happen...probably for the best) and was planning on making my own gown: it was to have poofy off-the-shoulder sleeves and a poofy skirt. I was all about the poofy. I was going to have my attendants wear blue-and-white floral cotton dresses, very Laura Ashley. I still think it would have been lovely... but it probably would have looked very dated from today's vantage point. :)
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Marisol on June 01, 2011, 02:21:56 PM
A lot of dresses from the 80s and 90s were poofy mcpoofersons. I was really pleased by the Vera Wang revolution - finally, one could find dresses without muttonsleeves! Where on earth did you buy your dress, OP? It doesn't look a bit like that.

I'm not the OP, but I went to prom and other school dances in the early 90s and you are so right that most dresses had big poof sleeves.  However there were a few dresses like the OPs out there.  They were hard to find and then they were generally thought of as being "old fashioned" compared to the 80s and 90s dresses.  I ended up with a prom dress in a nearly identical style to the OPs wedding dress but with a pastel floral print and probably a simpler top.  It was THE ONLY dress I found that didn't feature puff sleeves or a tight tube top with a fluffy bottom. 
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: yokozbornak on June 01, 2011, 03:25:59 PM
I love your dress and think it's aged well.  Now that picture of Heidi Klum.... ???
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Klein Bottle on June 01, 2011, 03:33:24 PM
I was in a friend's wedding in 1992, and the bridesmaids dress we wore looked almost identical to the ones shown in Nora's post, third picture down.  However, they were a bright green.    ;D ( The color actually worked for me, though, and we had a lovely time.)  The bride had found her dress,( which was simple, plain lines, figure-flattering,) at a deep discount from a chain store warehouse.  She looked absolutely gorgeous.  Sadly, the marrige didn't last very long.    ???

That might be one of the pics I post once I hook up my new scanner.    :D
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: aventurine on June 01, 2011, 03:44:07 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Cv_7yn1731o/TUCzwa6nnwI/AAAAAAAAAHI/cqU8db35oPQ/s640/Wedding+pictures+012.JPG)

I've misplaced all my wedding photos  :-[  When Lapis and I married (20 years ago in March!) my dress was very similar.  Imagine the above dress in white cotton eyelet, with those sleeves ending at the elbow.  My bridesmaids' dresses were similar, but tea length with 3/4 length, slimmer sleeves, in forest green cotton.  I was adamant that they be re-wearable.  My hair was in ringlets (not the soft, pretty fairytale kind - think old fashioned telephone cords ...  a hairdresser friend did it as a gift, but used the wrong rollers and setting agent for my hair - she'd never done my hair before) and I carried calla lilies. 

Eighties fabulous, even though the big day was in '91!
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: RingTailedLemur on June 01, 2011, 04:03:32 PM
It's not fair to criticise Heidi Klum's picture though - they had a fancy dress ("costume party") vow renewal which that picture is taken from.  It's intentionally bad.

http://media.onsugar.com/files/ons1/192/1922398/36_2009/0f46f1749ec224c7_47f20b138bbd66b7_090513-heidi-main.jpg

Sorry cannot get picture to embed.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: yokozbornak on June 01, 2011, 10:52:25 PM
It's not fair to criticise Heidi Klum's picture though - they had a fancy dress ("costume party") vow renewal which that picture is taken from.  It's intentionally bad.

http://media.onsugar.com/files/ons1/192/1922398/36_2009/0f46f1749ec224c7_47f20b138bbd66b7_090513-heidi-main.jpg

Sorry cannot get picture to embed.

That's a relief! ;D
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Nurvingiel on June 01, 2011, 10:58:58 PM
It's not fair to criticise Heidi Klum's picture though - they had a fancy dress ("costume party") vow renewal which that picture is taken from.  It's intentionally bad.

http://media.onsugar.com/files/ons1/192/1922398/36_2009/0f46f1749ec224c7_47f20b138bbd66b7_090513-heidi-main.jpg

Sorry cannot get picture to embed.

That's a relief! ;D
Wait, does Seal have a mullet?

Awesome!
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Just Lori on June 02, 2011, 06:22:08 AM
A lot of dresses from the 80s and 90s were poofy mcpoofersons. I was really pleased by the Vera Wang revolution - finally, one could find dresses without muttonsleeves! Where on earth did you buy your dress, OP? It doesn't look a bit like that.

OP here - I was married in 1996, and I think dress fashions were moving away from the huge sleeves and poofiness.  Maybe we were transitioning from the Princess Di dress to the strapless fashions.  The dress was an Alfred Angelo, if I recall correctly.

My bridesmaids were in a peachy/pink tone, affirming that yes, we were in the '90s.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Wonderflonium on June 02, 2011, 07:01:31 AM
Rachel from Friends:

(http://images1.fanpop.com/images/polls/75012_1209731832509_full.jpg)
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Luci on June 02, 2011, 07:28:09 AM
I do enjoy vintage looks and seeing styles that are current with the time they were worn.

Be careful what you laugh at - it really is true that fashions come around again.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: WasabiWithYou on June 02, 2011, 08:21:29 AM
My aunt got married in 1996 and I was a junior bridesmaid. She had one of those dresses with the great big puffy mutton sleeves, only they were kind of off-the-shoulder. The shirt and train were enormous, too. If I look around enough I can probably find a photo. Also, our BM dresses were this incredibly hideous orchid-meets-magenta color in -- wait for it -- CREPE. The actual design of the BM dresses wasn't terribly hideous (floor length straight skirt with cap sleeves and vaguely sweetheart neckline), but that color... hoo boy! There are several candid photos of me from that wedding being a typical 13-year-old poutfest in all my brooding, can't-believe-you-guys-made-me-wear-this-dress-this-is-SO-LAME glory.  ::)

Aunt and uncle are still going strong, so that's good... bad fashion be danged. :)
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Nora on June 02, 2011, 08:49:45 AM
It's not fair to criticise Heidi Klum's picture though - they had a fancy dress ("costume party") vow renewal which that picture is taken from.  It's intentionally bad.

http://media.onsugar.com/files/ons1/192/1922398/36_2009/0f46f1749ec224c7_47f20b138bbd66b7_090513-heidi-main.jpg

Sorry cannot get picture to embed.

That's a relief! ;D
Wait, does Seal have a mullet?

Awesome!

That makes so much more sense!
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: rose red on June 02, 2011, 09:05:04 AM
Rachel from Friends:

(http://images1.fanpop.com/images/polls/75012_1209731832509_full.jpg)

The dress is not so bad, but I always thought that style of headpiece was tacky, even when they were popular in the 80's/90's.  And even so, at least Rachel's was not a mile high  :P
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Marisol on June 02, 2011, 09:51:48 AM
OP here - I was married in 1996, and I think dress fashions were moving away from the huge sleeves and poofiness.  Maybe we were transitioning from the Princess Di dress to the strapless fashions.  The dress was an Alfred Angelo, if I recall correctly.

Yes, in 1996 we were getting into the more formfitting dresses and A-line dresses with smaller straps and generally no sleeves.  Heading right toward sleeveless.  I think sleeveless became really popular in the late 90s.  At least this is what it was like in my area.  I'm such a girly girl sometimes.  I've always paid attention to bridal and prom dress fashions.  In 96 I was disappointed that there were no ball gowns out there for formal dances.  Everything was either an A-line or form fitting.  Wedding dresses were still a bit more 80's poofy though. 
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: WasabiWithYou on June 02, 2011, 09:57:31 AM
OP here - I was married in 1996, and I think dress fashions were moving away from the huge sleeves and poofiness.  Maybe we were transitioning from the Princess Di dress to the strapless fashions.  The dress was an Alfred Angelo, if I recall correctly.

Yes, in 1996 we were getting into the more formfitting dresses and A-line dresses with smaller straps and generally no sleeves.  Heading right toward sleeveless.  I think sleeveless became really popular in the late 90s.  At least this is what it was like in my area.  I'm such a girly girl sometimes.  I've always paid attention to bridal and prom dress fashions.  In 96 I was disappointed that there were no ball gowns out there for formal dances.  Everything was either an A-line or form fitting.  Wedding dresses were still a bit more 80's poofy though. 

Heh, trust me, my aunt's 1996 wedding dress was definitely one of those frothy, mutton-sleeved concoctions fit for the '80s/early '90s. She was a little bit older than the average bride (she must have been about 35 when she married in 1996) and perhaps had decided on that dress type when she was a bit younger, when those styles really were very popular.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Marisol on June 02, 2011, 10:05:08 AM
Heh, trust me, my aunt's 1996 wedding dress was definitely one of those frothy, mutton-sleeved concoctions fit for the '80s/early '90s. She was a little bit older than the average bride (she must have been about 35 when she married in 1996) and perhaps had decided on that dress type when she was a bit younger, when those styles really were very popular.

Yeah, my two aunt's wedding dresses were still big and puffy in the mid 90s but a little more subdued than the 80s.  The prom/dance dresses were not puffy at all anymore in my area by 95/96.  In 93 the sleeves were still there, but in 95 it is like everyone decided all together to get rid of them.  Lots of spaghetti straps that year.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Jules1980 on June 02, 2011, 10:58:05 AM
In 98 princess prom dresses were coming into style in my area so we had a nice mix of a-lines, form fitting and princess poofy dresses.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: LeeLee88 on June 02, 2011, 11:36:28 AM
I personally prefer Rachel's dress, even now.  I think that's a nice style, even if the headpiece is a bit "meh" for my taste.  Because my preference matters so very much, you guys  :P.

Slightly OT: Many years ago (like, '98 or so), I was working in a store with this girl who was complaining that she'd have to return her wedding dress soon, as it was beginning to look too dated.  She wasn't engaged, and she wasn't seriously dating anyone.  She bought the dress about 3 or 4 years earlier under the assumption she'd be getting married relatively soon, despite not having a serious relationship at the time.  And here I was, wondering how such a sweet and beautiful girl couldn't hold on to any of her boyfriends  ::).  And now, back to your regularly scheduled thread.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Marisol on June 02, 2011, 12:16:21 PM
And did she really think she could return a 3 year old dress?
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: LeeLee88 on June 02, 2011, 12:22:28 PM
She figured that since the shop was still open, they wouldn't give her any hassle about it.   ???
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Emmy on June 02, 2011, 12:42:45 PM
I think the OP looks beautiful and don't think the dress looks as dated as some from that era.

DH's sister got married in 88 and had the poufy sleeves.  DH was 14 and said he didn't get the appeal of the poufiness.  Apparently it stayed a big thing for a while, my co-worker mentioned that when her daughter got married in 1993, the main thing she wanted from a dress was big puffy sleeves near the shoulder that narrowed and got really tight by the hands.  For the last several years, the style has been strapless and it seems to be holding strong.

In a coffee shop/used book store, my DH and I found a Martha Stewart wedding book from the 80's.  We browsed through the book and saw much puff and frill in all it's 80's glory.  I remember one dress where the whole back of the dress resembled a pie crust ( the kind where the strips of dough are crossed over one another).  It also seemed like a lot of dresses in the book were baggy and not very figure flattering. 
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Nurvingiel on June 02, 2011, 12:58:27 PM
Anyone remember Anne of Green Gables, and how she wanted a dress with puffed sleeves more than anything? ;D

I actually never really got this fashion. I was born in the eighties, so maybe I was too young to appreciate it. Then again, I was a teen in the 90s and rocked the high tops, tie dyed shirts and scrunchies so maybe I can't judge. (I maintain to this day that those high tops were awesome though.)

When Prince William and Catherine Middleton got married, it seems like a lot of people compared Catherine to Princess Diana and that Catherine looked so much more lovely. I just don't think that was fair. I mean, Diana looked lovely as well, but she had the misfortune to get married in 1981 when puffed sleeves and over the top runching etc. was in fashion.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RRWVAWW1BYk/TcaXvC_DhBI/AAAAAAAABNc/gettHphfqvI/s1600/princess-diana-wedding-dress-attributes-the-brides-bouquet.jpg)

So while there is, IMO, way too much going on with the dress and headpiece, I still think she looks nice KWIM? Ms Middleton was married in an era that IMO has way better fashions. Especially for dresses. Having said that I'm sure there are some bad ones out there but at least designers seem to go with a "less is more" attitude.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Wonderflonium on June 02, 2011, 01:06:26 PM
I always thought that given the year, the bride's age, her status (future princess), etc, Diana's dress was spot on. I mean, if you can't be over-the-top when you are a 19 or 20-year-old princess to be (in 1981, no less), when can you?

P.S. I think the Spencer Family tiara is smashing.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: rose red on June 02, 2011, 02:01:22 PM
I thought Diana's dress suited her for that occasion.  And while Kate's dress was pretty, I'm already forgetting the details.  I doubt I'll ever forget Diana's iconic dress.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Nurvingiel on June 02, 2011, 02:02:33 PM
I always thought that given the year, the bride's age, her status (future princess), etc, Diana's dress was spot on. I mean, if you can't be over-the-top when you are a 19 or 20-year-old princess to be (in 1981, no less), when can you?

P.S. I think the Spencer Family tiara is smashing.
That is an excellent point.

I didn't find Catherine's dress forgettable, but there are few people who could have pulled off the dress Princess Di wore - she was one of the few.  8)
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Marisol on June 02, 2011, 02:19:56 PM
I like Diana's dress.  I like puff sleeves.  But I like puff sleeves done right and in my opinion Diana's looked rich instead of "trying too hard".  In my little girl mind I still think puff sleeves are equal to a princess's ideal fairy tale dress.  Sarah's dress in Labyrinth is another example.  If you want a fairytale dress, puff sleeves are a must.  Even Cinderella's most famous dresses have puffs (her ball gown and her pink dress.

I also liked Kate's dress, but to me it was more forgettable and ordinary.  Elegant and gorgeous yes, but also understated and common.  I don't think it is a "princess dress" although it suited her and was fit for royalty.  It just isn't as much of a fairytale gown. 
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Maujer on June 02, 2011, 02:21:57 PM
I always thought that given the year, the bride's age, her status (future princess), etc, Diana's dress was spot on. I mean, if you can't be over-the-top when you are a 19 or 20-year-old princess to be (in 1981, no less), when can you?

P.S. I think the Spencer Family tiara is smashing.
That is an excellent point.

I didn't find Catherine's dress forgettable, but there are few people who could have pulled off the dress Princess Di wore - she was one of the few.  8)

I think it's funny that my mom and dad got married in 1981 and her dress looks A LOT like Catherine's dress. Like a lot, a lot. I considred wearing it myself two years ago but I had trouble fitting into it at 12 so I figured it was a lost cause at 25.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: LeeLee88 on June 03, 2011, 02:02:04 PM
I thought Diana's dress suited her for that occasion.  And while Kate's dress was pretty, I'm already forgetting the details.  I doubt I'll ever forget Diana's iconic dress.

My mom was married to my father in an exact replica of Diana's wedding dress, except the train was 10 feet, rather than 25  :P.  She had to give it a bit of extra ruching around the bust though; the poor thing was barely an A-cup back then.  She had it in her head when I was little that I might get married in that dress, but luckily realized that that style wasn't exactly to my personal taste long before I was even seriously dating anyone.  Well, that, and my mother is a very, very petite lady, and I'm built broad, and so the dress couldn't even be zipped up past the small of my back even when I only weighed 125 lbs.  And mom was four months pregnant when she was married, so that gives you an idea of how teeny-tiny and elf-like she was/is. 
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: The Legend of Daisy on June 04, 2011, 08:03:33 AM
Married in 1992 (divorced in 2006). The first thing I said when I walked into the bridal store was NO PUFFY SLEEVES. Apparently I didn't rule out linebacker shoulders though  ;D The dress was also available with the sparkly lace overlay on the skirt as well - very glittery. Having said that I still think the tiara is beautiful.

Sorry about the quality - these are iphone snapshots of actual prints.  ETA finally figured out how to resize.

Ready?

(http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll273/cgirl40/ehell/039-Copy.jpg)

(http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll273/cgirl40/ehell/035-Copy.jpg)

Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: crafty_rach on June 04, 2011, 08:27:51 AM
Not dress related but my BFF was married in Nov of last year (at 23) and she walked down the aisle to 'You're Still the One' by Shania Twain ... a few people have given me weird looks when I've mentioned this and I can understand where they're coming from because it definitely a very 90's song but it worked on the day ... I think there's kind of a 'time suspension' around weddings sometimes.

Having said that I have a copy of my Aunt's photo from her engagement somewhere that has her in a white suit with massive should pads, bright red lipstick and some sort of glamorous mullet haircut that's all bouffy up top and razor cut on the bottom. Man, that thing is like a portal to the 80's  ;D
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Emmy on June 04, 2011, 08:33:01 AM
I like Diana's dress.  I like puff sleeves.  But I like puff sleeves done right and in my opinion Diana's looked rich instead of "trying too hard".  In my little girl mind I still think puff sleeves are equal to a princess's ideal fairy tale dress.  Sarah's dress in Labyrinth is another example.  If you want a fairytale dress, puff sleeves are a must.  Even Cinderella's most famous dresses have puffs (her ball gown and her pink dress.

My imagine of a 'fairytale dress' was always a full skirt with a fitted bodice.  Without looking at pictures in my story books of princesses since childhood, the image of the fitted bodice and full, long, skirt was cemented in my mind as the 'princess dress'.  Puff sleeves never entered the imagine in my mind, although with so many famous dresses with puff sleeves, I can see why they were popular, especially after Diana's iconic dress.  When I got married in 2006, they were considered very much out of style.

I don't think comparisons of Kate and Diana are fair.  It was a different era when Diana got married so of course Kate's dress will look more contemporary and stylish by today's standards.  Diana was also several years younger than Kate when she married.  I think each of the women's dresses suited them.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Íkorna on June 04, 2011, 01:58:20 PM
I was born in 1991, so my memories of 90s fashion are a bit... well, warped by the fact that I was very young. I went to my very first wedding in the late 90s, and upon looking at the pictures the bride chose a very timeless dress. No poofy sleeves, instead they were ordinary ones with a slightly poofy (but not 80s poofy) skirt. I wish I could find a picture of what it looked like somewhere on the Internet.

It's fun to reach a point where I can just start to look back and laugh at fashion trends in my own lifetime. I recall being kindergarten age and wanting to be like those grown up teenage girls with their overalls... ;D
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: aventurine on June 04, 2011, 11:42:33 PM
It's fun to reach a point where I can just start to look back and laugh at fashion trends in my own lifetime. I recall being kindergarten age and wanting to be like those grown up teenage girls with their overalls... ;D

Ha!  I know what you mean, despite the fact that you were born the year I got married.   :D  I remember distinctly my "glamorous" older sister saying, and I quote, "I'll never wear stovepipe jeans!"  (You know, with that melodramatic phrasing perfected by teenage girls.)  This was in the mid-70s, while bell-bottoms were still the height of style.

By the time I reached her age, we were tight-rolling. 
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Corvid on June 05, 2011, 01:27:59 PM
Yeah, fashion is an amusing thing, really, how we all collectively decide something looks really good and then ten to fifteen years or so later decide it looked ridiculous.  And then decide in yet another ten to fifteen years that maybe it didn't look quite so bad after all.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: MadMadge43 on June 05, 2011, 01:57:10 PM
I personally think in 10 years we're going to look back at all the strapless gowns of today and scream, that's so 10's!.

I think whenever there is a fashion trend everybody is following it automatically date stamps itself.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Marisol on June 06, 2011, 12:05:31 PM
By the time I reached her age, we were tight-rolling. 

Is it bad that I sometimes wish tight-rolling was back in style?  Or at least flipping the sides up!  Regular jeans are always too long on me but petites are too short.

I personally think in 10 years we're going to look back at all the strapless gowns of today and scream, that's so 10's!.

Strapless has been going strong since the late 90s.  It was the height of fashion in the 2000s and continues to be popular in the 10's so it is at least 20 years strong.  I think it will hold through into the future as a fashionable option because it is not as glaring as something like puff sleeves (80s) or those pickup skirts (06-10's). 
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: lemons on June 06, 2011, 04:48:42 PM
I actually found someone selling the same wedding dress I had!

 Wedding Dress  (http://cgi.ebay.com/NWOT-VINTAGE-80s-GLORIA-VANDERBILT-WEDDING-GOWN-EUC-/380344950369?pt=Wedding_Dresses&hash=item588e535e61)

I got married in 1998, so I'm not sure why the seller thinks it's a 1980's vintage, becaues I bought mine new at David's Bridal.  You can see the hang tag in one of the pictures. Mine was more of a candlelight/ivory color, it's hard to tell if the one on ebay is the same or if it's actually white.

I was amused to see she's charging $55 for shipping, she apologizes in the description for the charge and explains that the dress is very heavy.  I joked that it weighed 40lbs - it really was a heavy dress and mine was a size 4.

I still love my dress and was glad to get married when I did with the styles the way they were. I wouldn't have wanted a strapless dress, I don't feel comfortable in them.  They look gourgeous on other people, though!
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: MadMadge43 on June 07, 2011, 12:31:34 AM
I'm not so sure strapless was popular the entirety of the 90's, I think the late 90's is when they really started to get really popular. Of course there were some earlier, but it wasn't the norm. Trying to find a strapped dress these days is much more difficult than you'd imagine. And when anything becomes that popular it dates itself.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Brentwood on June 07, 2011, 12:50:21 AM
I got married in 1997, but I was hardly an example of typical 90s fashions. I wore a short dress. It was above my knee, and it wasn't strictly a wedding dress anyway.

(In the interest of protecting his privacy as he is now my ex-husband, I've blurred the groom's face.)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b363/picturechick66/weddingday2-1-1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: gollymolly2 on June 07, 2011, 12:57:34 AM
That's a really beautiful picture, Cathy.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Brentwood on June 07, 2011, 01:01:41 AM
That's a really beautiful picture, Cathy.

Thank you.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: ItZWhoUKnow on June 07, 2011, 08:16:05 AM
(http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/75/n9029053807121092516503.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/828/n9029053807121092516503.jpg/)

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Here is mine from 1994....I never meant to have a pink rose wedding...it just sort of evolved...
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Marisol on June 07, 2011, 08:27:24 AM
Your bridesmaids dresses look an awful lot like the confirmation dress I wore in the early 90s.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: ItZWhoUKnow on June 07, 2011, 08:30:28 AM
We got them right off the rack (on sale!) at Dillard's. :)
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Marisol on June 07, 2011, 08:33:48 AM
yay for a sale!  Count me as one who is realizing I really love these older fashions.  I don't care that they are dated.  I think they look beautiful.  I might not wear it these days, but I can really appreciate their charm. 
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: ItZWhoUKnow on June 07, 2011, 12:06:54 PM
I'm still happy with my wedding and most of the choices.  My only regret is that I didn't have "We've Only Just Begun" played at the reception....and it was a cake and punch reception:)

BTW, I was 19 and my groom was 18...we are still happily married.
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: siamesecat2965 on June 08, 2011, 02:23:35 PM
Never been married but I was a bridesmaid in the early 90's - actually twice.  First one was a HS friend.  Hideous satin and lace dusty rose gown.  I have a photo somewhere and will post if i have it uploaded.

Second one, ugh.  it was a Laura Ashley style dress; floral cotton, i think green.  Think poofy skirt with a crinoline, and a sweetheart neckline, and ruching up the sleeves.  Top if off with a HUGE belt over the behind, in the same fabric.  This was my then boyfriend's best friend's wedding.  The bride and I joked about the bow, so mcuh so that i thought we weren't wearing them, until the day of, wen they all had them, and i was like oops mine is home, 5 hours away!  thnkfully no one cared, including the bride!
Title: Re: '90s wedding fashions
Post by: Wendy Moira Angela Pan on June 08, 2011, 09:59:10 PM
I love Rachel's dress. It reminds me of Belle's yellow ball gown from Beauty and the Beast.