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Curious ~ Do women wear corsages to church anymore ~ for Easter or on Mother's Day?

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I haven't seen many women wearing corsages lately. But I see corsages in the stores and in the flower shops and I am wondering, do women still wear them?

I think they are beautiful ~ but do you think they are too old-fashioned looking? Are they pass'e?

Your thoughts on this, please. Smile


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PurpleBunny1303444847.10739232 PostsRegistered 2/27/2008The Couch

I noticed them at the grocery store yesterday.

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mamaslittl­epotato1303444949.92713329 PostsRegistered 3/7/2007New Jersey

old fashioned and passe



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BettyJen1303445038.8274748 PostsRegistered 9/29/2008

My grandfather used to buy one every Easter for me and my sister,and we hated wearing them.They were just big,and bulky!!

No I never see anyone wearing them.

Mersha1303445178.583808 PostsRegistered 9/22/2007

I think they are used for prom night and since it is getting to be that time, they are in the stores.


missy11303445335.3832615 PostsRegistered 3/4/2007

older ladies might

Missey11303445478.0973174 PostsRegistered 12/21/2008Sierra Foothills CA
On 4/21/2011 mamaslittlepotato said:

old fashioned and passe

Don't know why it would be passe. White meant your mother had passed away and red (I think) meant she was alive. It was worn in church.

Edited to say: it was to honor your mother and it was a single carnation given out by the church.

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occasional­ rain1303456299.30717321 PostsRegistered 8/21/2007

They aren't worn because they wouldn't go with their jeans and flip flops.

SusieEliza­beth1303457057.4335451 PostsRegistered 3/14/2009The Buckeye State

The older women in my church wore them. I do not think its really caught on with my generation. In my mind I have always connected corsages to prom and other such events.

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seehorse1303469499.932106 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 4/21/2011 Missey1 said:
On 4/21/2011 mamaslittlepotato said:

old fashioned and passe

Don't know why it would be passe. White meant your mother had passed away and red (I think) meant she was alive. It was worn in church.

Edited to say: it was to honor your mother and it was a single carnation given out by the church.

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When I was a kid (50s), we wore the carnations on Mother's Day, but we had pink for our living mother.

Haven't even thought about this, but I'll try to remember to look around on Easter and Mother's Day

KKali1303471277.6236346 PostsRegistered 11/15/2006NE PA

Some of the older ladies wear them to church on Easter morning. On Mother's Day, all of the women are given a small corsage. The youth group hands them out.

Anniecamp1303486413.0633817 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Who cares if they're old fashioned? If you like them, wear them!

Missey11303487228.9473174 PostsRegistered 12/21/2008Sierra Foothills CA
On 4/22/2011 seehorse said:
On 4/21/2011 Missey1 said:
On 4/21/2011 mamaslittlepotato said:

old fashioned and passe

Don't know why it would be passe. White meant your mother had passed away and red (I think) meant she was alive. It was worn in church.

Edited to say: it was to honor your mother and it was a single carnation given out by the church.

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When I was a kid (50s), we wore the carnations on Mother's Day, but we had pink for our living mother.

Haven't even thought about this, but I'll try to remember to look around on Easter and Mother's Day

You are right, it was pink not red for those whose mother was still living.

qvcfreak1303487566.146200 PostsRegistered 3/14/2005

I don't think they are passe, Mother's of the bride and groom still wear them at weddings and I see lots of women wearing them at Easter and Mother's Day at Church. I've even seen Mom's wear home made ones by their kiddo's at school and I think they are just precious.

AmNiLi1303489598.352735 PostsRegistered 12/10/2009Born in NY, living in MA

They are only worn for prom now a days. Its prom season so that is why they are out.

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KKali1303490593.3176346 PostsRegistered 11/15/2006NE PA

No one around here wears them at Prom.

MaggieToo1303491668.6938522 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004AZ
On 4/22/2011 Missey1 said:
On 4/22/2011 seehorse said:
On 4/21/2011 Missey1 said:
On 4/21/2011 mamaslittlepotato said:

old fashioned and passe

Don't know why it would be passe. White meant your mother had passed away and red (I think) meant she was alive. It was worn in church.

Edited to say: it was to honor your mother and it was a single carnation given out by the church.

Last edited on 4/21/2011

When I was a kid (50s), we wore the carnations on Mother's Day, but we had pink for our living mother.

Haven't even thought about this, but I'll try to remember to look around on Easter and Mother's Day

You are right, it was pink not red for those whose mother was still living.

I remember wearing the pink carnation to church at Easter time in the '50's. My mom wore a white one.

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VioletEyes1303491863.2213180 PostsRegistered 2/11/2009

I have seen them worn in church on Easter Sunday. I think they look lovely.{#emotions_dlg.wub}

If my husband gave me one I would wear it. I really don't care what the current thoughts on corsages are as it simply wouldn't matter to me.

happy hous­ewife1303491996.83333135 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007

in pittsburgh when you go out to eat on mother's day many restaurants give all the ladies a carnation. i always said it was my doggy Mom gift.

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scchicki1303492349.8133075 PostsRegistered 5/22/2007God's Country

We wear red on Mother's Day for your living mother; white for the deceased. Lots of ppl wear orchids on Easter morning. It's not as prevalent as it used to be, but ppl still wear flowers on these two days in my area.

ennui1303495475.80319957 PostsRegistered 4/17/2007
On 4/21/2011 mamaslittlepotato said:

old fashioned and passe

When did "pretty" go out of style? I miss "pretty."

occasional rain might be right about flip flops and jeans. Add Uggs.

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Blue Diamo­nds1303495482.7494 PostsRegistered 4/17/2011

They do at my church. Love, love, love Easter and seeing everyone all dressed up in their Easter frocks.{#emotions_dlg.wub}

TrackerGal1303495650.2923626 PostsRegistered 8/7/2007

I love corsages. I even know how to make them from working in a floral shop. Not sure how many women wear them to church though on Easter Sunday. My favorite in the past has been the orchid corsages.{#emotions_dlg.rolleyes}

Love Roses1303495751.78310784 PostsRegistered 1/10/2007

Corsages? I thought they went out with the horse and buggy. I don't go to churches but on a rare occasion I would see an elder woman wearing one at a brunch or Mother's Day.

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burtonfan1303496945.443738 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 4/22/2011 KKali said:

No one around here wears them at Prom.

They still wear them for prom in our area. My son just ordered his date's wrist corsage the other day and she ordered him a matching boutonniere.

Don't know about Mother's Day and Easter -- but I think I've seen older women wearing them. I'd wear a corsage if my hubby or son bought me one.

Bobbisue1303497206.0413779 PostsRegistered 4/25/2010

Sad, When my husband was alive he bought me a beautiful corsage to wear to church on Easter Sunday. My kids are now scattered about except for my son and he does not go to church. Very sad.

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