Wearing a 'Princess' Wedding Gown Past Age 25 Is Just Wrong

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You may have heard that Chrissy Teigen and John Legend secretly wed in Italy this weekend. Good for them! The model and her musician hubby make a gorgeous pair, and they really seem to dig one another.

But can we please talk about Chrissy's Vera Wang dress

It's as voluminous as a five-layer buttercream cake, with a train that extends down the block and around the corner. It's pure angel white and crafted from layers and layers and layers of tulle. It features a bodice that, thankfully, reminds us Chrissy is a woman with an actual bust and not a 5-year-old princess.

She looks gorgeous. But the thing is, it's as princess a dress as you can get. And it's just not appropriate for her age

I know, I know, Chrissy is only 27 -- not exactly a grandmother. And the fact that this dress was just one of three she rocked throughout her ceremony sort of makes me forgive her for going all out and indulging that princess fantasy. 

But I'm holding strong about this: there has to be a cut-off age for princess wedding gowns. If you are over 25, you are likely paying your own bills and would never, in real life, consider wearing a huge bow headband to the office. So why would you throw caution to the wind on the most special day of your life and choose a dress that makes you look like the prettiest marshmallow at the ball? 

I got married at 29. I was never the fairy tale type, but something happens to your brain when you're planning a wedding. I entertained the idea of going all out on my wedding day and wearing a big, poofy gown that would ordinarily make me cringe. I tried on a few princess gowns and just felt silly when I looked in the mirror. If you think about it, 29 is old enough to have a tween who herself would be way past the princess phase. Ugh, no thanks. Pass me a sophisticated trumpet-style gown, please. 

What do you think about princess wedding gowns? Do women past a certain age just look silly in them or is age not a factor? 


Image via Chrissy Teigen/Instagram

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B1Bomber B1Bomber

Age is not a factor. I didn't wear a big puffy dress because it's not my style, but I think they look absolutely stunning on some women.


If you aren't asked to pay for the dress, why do you care? I think the mermaid style looks awful on just about everybody, but I would never tell a bride she shouldn't choose a dress she likes.

nonmember avatar blh

This is bullshit. Most women don't get married that young anymore but why shouldn't they be able to wear what they wat?? Clearly its not something you'd wear in normal life BC its a WEDDING dress. You wouldnt wear any kind of formal dress everyday. I'm about to be 25 and when I do get married I'll wear whatever kind of dress I want.

Ember... Emberbaby

It's HER dress for HER wedding. Get a grip lady!

Jaghd810 Jaghd810

Boring day????

alika... alikay1986

She looks beautiful. You sound like such a judgmental hag. 

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

I'd never really considered it before but I think I agree to some extent. I'm not a fan of the style in general but if you are going to wear it then wear it young. It doesn't look right with crows feet. The poofy white dress says youthful innocence and if you are 30 and you've been shacked up with at least one guy then you are neither youthful nor innocent. 

Ms.Li... Ms.LishaJ

WTH!? She looks beautiful in that dress. You sound jealous! On a woman's wedding day she can wear whatever makes her feel beautiful.

2cent... 2centsCDN

Wait, she had three different dresses just for the ceremony? Thats a bit much.

Amber Peerboom Mosher

Jealous much because you don't look as good as her and/or can't afford it?

EmmaF... EmmaFromEire

So ridiculous. Stop clothes'shaming women. It's her wedding day, she can wear whatever the hell she wants to wear.

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