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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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 mother's wedding dress nearly 40 years later, but the alterations make it look so modern you'd never know!

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What a sweet picture and an even sweeter moment!

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She took her mother's 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 mom's 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 mother's 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 turned her mom's gown into a western-inspired dress.

Instagram | @pomall1

She gave it some off-the-shoulder action and managed to hem the dress without parting with that gorgeous lace trim.

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It's amazing what happens when you remove those puffy '80s sleeves.

Instagram | @altsbybreemcq

It looks completely brand new, even though not much has been changed!

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Same goes for long sleeves.

Instagram | @crochethooks.and.runningshoes

This bride removed the lace sleeves and hemmed the dress for a modern take on a classic gown.

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This dress is still '70s-inspired, just more toned down.

Instagram | @loretree_bridal

It's still so classic!

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There was a lot going on in the original dress.

Instagram | @revivedforty3

The bride kept the neckline as the focal point, and it looks amazing!

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This dress looks completely new, but still has the important details.

Instagram | @argown_preservation

You just can't part with vintage lace!

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It's almost hard to believe this is the same dress!

Instagram | @betsycouture

She brought in the sleeves and ditched the frilly skirt for a more modern silhouette without losing the dress' history.

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Those sleeves, though.

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Sometimes the dress has everything it needs, you just need to tweak the positioning.

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The bodice's shape was there, she just wanted to make it feel more modern.

Instagram | @condonsbridal

She looks like a modern day princess!

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It always helps when vintage styles are back in style.

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With some minor adjustments, it takes on a new, yet sentimental life.

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This is quite the transformation!

Instagram | @victoriaalexisdesigns

This bride somehow found a way to tone down her mom's original gown, yet still keep that gorgeous lace and mermaid skirt.

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

Let us know your favorite in the comments below!

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