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Brides Share Stunning Transformations Of Their Moms' Wedding Dresses

Choosing a wedding dress is one of the most important decisions in a woman's life. Some choose to honor their mothers by wearing her wedding dress.

The brides in this article didn't just wear their mom's dresses — they gave them new life by upcycling them.

These transformations are beautiful and show the special bond between a mom and daughter.

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The wedding dresses make the day all the more special and sentimental.

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This dress from the '80s made its way to the modern era.

Instagram | @dixiessewing

The long sleeves and high neck on this vintage dress were removed. It became an elegant gown with cap sleeves and a mesh neckline for this bride's big day.

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Not only did this bride wear her mom's dress, she got married the day after her parents' wedding anniversary.

Instagram | @amp_ifbbpro

I love how she transformed her mom's dress into a cute crop top. This style is so on-trend for brides right now!

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A dress that is short and sweet.

Instagram | @tailoredinwhite

This bride really gave her mom's dress an overhaul. I love how she converted the lace around the neckline into illusion straps. The lace adds a lot of romance to this creation!

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Illusion necklines are so in right now for brides.

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Most of the original dress was untouched, but a few small changes had a dramatic effect. The seamstress also added pockets to the revamped dress. Pockets! I love it.

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This transformation is absolutely stunning!

Instagram | @jackiefogartieevents

The dramatic lace and beadwork on the original dress were maintained to create a show-stopping collar.

I've never seen a wedding dress like this, and it just goes to show that by upcycling, you can make a dress that's all your own.

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A lace ballgown updated for the current trends.

Instagram | @mrs.stitches_alterations

This bride gave her mom's wedding dress a high-low silhouette that is so unique and very trendy. I'm so glad she kept the gorgeous lace sleeves, too.

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A dress that has been handed down for generations.

Instagram | @themisssewitall

This dress from 1950 had been worn by the bride's grandmother and her aunts. The lace from the original dress was used to create a flowing cape top. Even though it's a dramatic transformation, most of the original dress was untouched.

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This doesn't even look like the same dress.

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Seeing these two photos side-by-side, I would have never guessed that these brides were wearing the same dress. I love how this bride kept the flowing length of her mom's original dress. Beautiful!

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This bride is wearing her mothers wedding dress nearly 40 years later, but the alterations make it look so modern you'd never know!

Instagram | @mistymclendonphoto

What a sweet picture and an even sweeter moment!

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She took her mothers wedding dress from 1982 and turned it into her dream gown!

Instagram | @_lisa_murphy

It's amazing what a little creativity can do.

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And this bride had her cousin alter her moms dress into a modern gown, fit for any fairy tale!

Instagram | @kellys.alterations

Having the family connection makes it all the more special, doesn't it?!

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With a few swaps in accessories, this bride turned her mothers wedding dress into a gorgeous modern frock.

Instagram | @yuks19

The dress is over 30 years old but looks brand new!

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This bride redesigned her moms dress into the perfect modern mermaid gown.

I love all these dresses I can't choose just one.

Let us know your favorite in the comments below!

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