Would You Re-Wear An Old Favourite Dress For Your Wedding?

Would You Re-Wear An Old Favourite Dress For Your Wedding?


by Emma Spedding |
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The Clooneys did the wedding thing all over again last night, with a UK reception at Danesfield House Hotel in Berkshire.

Instead of going on a dress hunt for something new to wear, Amal rewore a gold strapless sequin Donna Karan gown. She wore this look to the Monuments Men London premiere earlier this year. Admittedly, Amal has had her fair share of new designer clobber for her wedding celebrations from the breathtaking Oscar de la Renta gown to Giambattista Valli floral mini frock to wide-leg white Stella McCartney trews.

Amal Clooney re-wore a Donna Karan gown to UK wedding reception

But when you're splashing out a marque in a Grade II listed luxury hotel and Michelin-star food, you might expect Mrs Clooney to have put money in the budget for a new frock. But is it better to go for an old favourite gown you know you love rather than trawling the shops for something 'new'?

Keira Knightley is the ultimate 'wedding dress re-wearer,' she wore an old favourite Chanel dress to marry James Righton. Keira said to The Telegraph about the dress: "Karl [Lagerfeld] very kindly designed me a jacket to go with it. I'd worn the dress lots. It was my something old. And I liked not making a big deal about it. I just wanted to be in something I had had a great time in, something I would have a great time in again." She makes a very good point.

Keira Knightley re-wearing her Chanel wedding dress [Getty]

Throwing a big event is often the perfect excuse to go all out and buy a dress a little (/ a lot) out of your normal budget. But is there something to be said for wearing your all-time favourite dress?

What do you think? Let us know in the poll below...

Would You Re-Wear An Old Dress To Your Wedding/ Reception?

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