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Non-traditional Wedding Dresses

Non-traditional wedding dresses  

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  1. 1. What do you think of the current trend to add color to wedding dresses (a blue sash, red embroidery) in addition to hiking up the length (mid-calf)?

    • I like the traditional white dress
      62
    • I'm fine with the white dress with a splash of color
      30
    • color should not matter at all
      24


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StColette    48
StColette
[quote name='Lil Red' post='1607533' date='Jul 24 2008, 03:56 PM'](for ex. their camisoles and tops are longer so they don't show belly)[/quote]

lol which is getting more and more difficult to find lol

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jqvols1    698
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[quote name='Barbarus' post='1607130' date='Jul 24 2008, 12:00 AM']I mean, I have known for a while that this is the guy, and we've been talking marriage since our second month of dating, but somehow the dress made it real-er.[/quote]

sounds like Sarah and I, we just knew from the beginning, we could both see and feel it as could her father the first time we met...:love: I better stop before I get too emotional

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Lil Red    10,168
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[quote name='Roamin_Catholic' post='1607563' date='Jul 24 2008, 02:29 PM']sounds like Sarah and I, we just knew from the beginning, we could both see and feel it as could her father the first time we met...:love: I better stop before I get too emotional[/quote]
+J.M.J.+
aww, you two are cute. :love:

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StColette    48
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[quote name='Roamin_Catholic' post='1607563' date='Jul 24 2008, 04:29 PM']sounds like Sarah and I, we just knew from the beginning, we could both see and feel it as could her father the first time we met... :love: I better stop before I get too emotional[/quote]

lol that's too cute!

My fave part of picking out the dress was when you squat down in them to rest lol cause some make it hard to sit. You generally look like a cupcake when you squat down lol

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homeschoolmom    3,609
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[quote name='friendofJPII' post='1606494' date='Jul 23 2008, 06:12 PM']I totally agree with you that modesty is more important than color, and that a woman's purity is not determined soley by the color of her dress.[/quote]

Sorry... I must say something here... a woman's purity is not determined one iota by the color of her dress. In other words, the color does not in any way determine her purity.

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friendofJPII    0
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[quote name='StColette' post='1607518' date='Jul 24 2008, 02:36 PM']I agree completely with you Red! I don't think that we are left with either looking less than tasteful or looking like we are 90 years old. I have had the experience of trying to find modest maternity clothes lol. This seems to be a difficult task, but all I can say is I've invested in a number of under shirts as to not scandalize anyone lol. Under shirts are a quick and easy fix for shirts that are either too thin or are too low cut. Layering is always beneficial![/quote]


True, I personally like Khols department store, they have a nice selection of modest AND stylish clothing (not sure if there is one throughout the country.... Some stores, tho, like New York & Co, purposely make every almost shirt low cut

Some of those "Catholic modesty sites" tho, take things to the extreme....

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cmotherofpirl    1,733
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[quote name='Lil Red' post='1607443' date='Jul 24 2008, 02:27 PM']+J.M.J.+
i'm sorry, but there are so many options out there right now, that i truly do not believe our only options are 'hot mama' or 'grandma moses'. there are internet stores (some based in utah as you said), there are always the 'misses' sections of stores (instead of the junior section which is mostly that very immodest stuff). even in a juniors section though, you can make things modest (not just talking about hemming or sewing). i put on a 'girls day' event that had a modest fashion show from the juniors section. there are modest options out there, you just have to look harder![/quote]
Try J. C. Penneys catelog.

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Archaeology cat    3,886
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[quote name='StColette' post='1607518' date='Jul 24 2008, 08:36 PM']I agree completely with you Red! I don't think that we are left with either looking less than tasteful or looking like we are 90 years old. I have had the experience of trying to find modest maternity clothes lol. This seems to be a difficult task, but all I can say is I've invested in a number of under shirts as to not scandalize anyone lol. Under shirts are a quick and easy fix for shirts that are either too thin or are too low cut. Layering is always beneficial![/quote]
I had to sew the neck on one of my maternity shirts so it wasn't as low-cut (it was a [b]really [/b]low V-neck). I wish I'd gotten a black turtleneck to go under it, too. That would've solved a lot of problems (with other clothes, too).

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friendofJPII    0
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[quote name='homeschoolmom' post='1607600' date='Jul 24 2008, 04:27 PM']Sorry... I must say something here... a woman's purity is not determined one iota by the color of her dress. In other words, the color does not in any way determine her purity.[/quote]


I don't know about that, colors do convey feeling/meaning...I would question the woman who would wear black or red as a wedding dress....I'm not saying that necessarily means she is a loose woman (we shouldn't even be insinuating such things about our sisters, we are all sinners) but her color of dress would not be appropriate for such a sacred occasion. Edited by friendofJPII

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Lil Red    10,168
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[quote name='friendofJPII' post='1607624' date='Jul 24 2008, 03:48 PM']but her color of dress would not be appropriate for such a sacred occasion.[/quote]
+J.M.J.+
because you say so? :huh: because it's your personal taste? what if it's a 'family' color? what if the dress is the dress her mom/grandma wore? what if it's a cultural thing? what if it's a country thing? or what if they just like the color? :hehe:

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friendofJPII    0
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I think some of those outfits on the "modbe" sight are very low cut! :ohno: Not to graphic here, but most of their models are small busted, if you have a fuller chest and/or have a short torso you will show cleavage in those suits! Who are they kidding? Edited by friendofJPII

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friendofJPII    0
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[quote name='Lil Red' post='1607630' date='Jul 24 2008, 04:52 PM']+J.M.J.+
because you say so? :huh: because it's your personal taste? what if it's a 'family' color? what if the dress is the dress her mom/grandma wore? what if it's a cultural thing? what if it's a country thing? or what if they just like the color? :hehe:[/quote]


Colors convey meaning....and I'm refering to women from Western cultures, primarily. Edited by friendofJPII

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homeschoolmom    3,609
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I understand... but I think your wording is incorrect. Wearing a black (or any other color) dress does not make a woman impure.

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homeschoolmom    3,609
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At my daughter's First Communion, there was one little girl who did not wear a white dress. She was wearing a powder blue dress with a powder blue veil. I had never seen anything like it in all the shopping I had done with my daughter. It was clearly a family heirloom and I'm going to guess that it went back more than one generation.

Does this make this little girl less pure?

Nonsense.

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friendofJPII    0
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[quote name='homeschoolmom' post='1607646' date='Jul 24 2008, 05:04 PM']At my daughter's First Communion, there was one little girl who did not wear a white dress. She was wearing a powder blue dress with a powder blue veil. I had never seen anything like it in all the shopping I had done with my daughter. It was clearly a family heirloom and I'm going to guess that it went back more than one generation.

Does this make this little girl less pure?

Nonsense.[/quote]


No, it does not make her less pure, she's a child. I never said the color of a dress made a woman impure, all I said was that color conveys feeling and often is symbolic. But I believe her mother erred in dressing her daughter in a way that differed from American, Catholic tradition. Like it or not, the little girl was drawing attention to herself, and that is not appropriate for a first communion ceremony where the attention should be on Christ in the Eucharist. Edited by friendofJPII

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homeschoolmom    3,609
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You said that a bride's purity is not [i]solely determined [/i]by the color of her dress. I would maintain that her PURITY is in NO WAY determined AT ALL by the color of her dress.

As for the Communion girl... would you say the same thing to the parents of the one and only boy who wore a white suit?

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