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Just Lori

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'90s wedding fashions
« on: June 01, 2011, 09:36:17 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.)



Now I have Orleans "You're Still the One" in my head.

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Re: '90s wedding fashions
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011, 10:22:13 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. 
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Re: '90s wedding fashions
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2011, 10:31:15 AM »
Love the flowers!  ;D

I found these on the interwebz:


Heidi Klum looking...odd:



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Re: '90s wedding fashions
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2011, 10:58:17 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

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Re: '90s wedding fashions
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2011, 11:22:10 AM »
Many happy returns of the day! :-*

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Re: '90s wedding fashions
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2011, 11:23:12 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.

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Re: '90s wedding fashions
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2011, 11:38:12 AM »
Love the flowers!  ;D

I found these on the interwebz:



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

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Re: '90s wedding fashions
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2011, 11:53:50 AM »
Love the flowers!  ;D

I found these on the interwebz:



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!
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Re: '90s wedding fashions
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2011, 12:33:16 PM »
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.

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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2011, 12:50:00 PM »
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.

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Re: '90s wedding fashions
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2011, 02:23:51 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.

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Re: '90s wedding fashions
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2011, 02:28:51 PM »
Love the flowers!  ;D

I found these on the interwebz:



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.
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Re: '90s wedding fashions
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2011, 02:47:48 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. :)

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Re: '90s wedding fashions
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2011, 03:21:56 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. 

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Re: '90s wedding fashions
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2011, 04:25:59 PM »
I love your dress and think it's aged well.  Now that picture of Heidi Klum.... ???