Rewearing Bridesmaid Dresses

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Reunited with my forever wedding date

Adrianna Papell cap sleeve sequined gown (2P)

This past weekend I attended my cousin’s beautiful wedding in Pleasanton at Casa Real in Ruby Hill Winery, and I chose to rewear one of my bridesmaid gowns. My stylish friend Jaimie chose floor length sequined wedding gowns for all of her bridesmaids in her black-tie wedding a few years back. This gown was the one she chose for me. I loved it so much that I have continued to wear it even after the wedding! I’ve worn it to at least two other weddings and I’ve received many compliments each time.

If I could give future brides any wedding planning advice, it would be to choose bridesmaid dresses that your gals would love to wear even after the wedding. If you think about it, normal bridesmaid dresses cost around $200, because everything labeled “wedding” is automatically marked up insanely high. For that same price, you can buy a really fancy gown that doesn’t look so bridesmaid-y. Obviously this is all up to the bride’s aesthetic and vision for the wedding, but these are just my two cents.

My friend Jaimie was very thoughtful and did a lot of price comparisons throughout the major vendors, including Saks, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Macy’s, and more, that all carry the same dresses. She was able to help us secure the best deals, and the dresses came together beautifully for her big day.

rewearing bridesmaid dresses adrianna papell

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A year later when I was watching Pretty Little Liars, I found one of the main characters in the exact same gown, in silver!

Alison Di Laurentis Pretty Little Liars Adrianna Papell gown

Alison Di Laurentis wearing the same Adrianna Papell cap sleeve sequin gown

 

A few other beautiful sequin gowns if you happen to be in the market or are wedding planning:

Congratulations to my beautiful cousin on her wedding!

7 Comments on Rewearing Bridesmaid Dresses

  1. Jani
    February 5, 2018 at 9:26 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Beautiful dress, and I agree soo much with your statement! My bridesmaids have re-worn their gowns too. I had custom made navy floor length gowns that looked elegant yet not traditional bridesmaid. They all loved them! Thanks for sharing, again that dress is gorgeous on you!

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    • Joyce
      February 5, 2018 at 11:20 pm (3 weeks ago)

      Thank you Jani! Great idea and lucky for your bridesmaids!

      Reply
  2. Betsy
    February 5, 2018 at 11:32 pm (3 weeks ago)

    After being in two dozen weddings, I opted for *no* attendants. I told my friends to wear what they want and enjoy the wedding! Everyone wins!

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    • Joyce
      February 6, 2018 at 8:42 am (3 weeks ago)

      Omg two dozen?! You’re a popular gal! Very nice of you to give them the freedom of choice

      Reply
  3. Pret A Porter P
    February 6, 2018 at 10:53 am (3 weeks ago)

    I think you look much more elegant and sophisticated than the actress in that dress. You look beautiful!

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    • Joyce
      February 6, 2018 at 3:44 pm (3 weeks ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  4. Shann Eileen
    February 14, 2018 at 4:43 pm (2 weeks ago)

    You look absolutely stunning in the dress! I remember my cousins wedding they had all the bridesmaid all wear black dresses, but in whatever style they wanted. Much more affordable and practical I think.

    Shann Eileen | http://www.shanneileen.com

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