(Closed) American Apparel Bridesmaid Dresses

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Worker bee

it’s borderline…  i think you’d really have to 1. feel it/see it in person and 2. see what it looks like on each bridesmaid.  it looks fantastic on this model but might look like a tanktop & skirt on someone with different proportions, and depending what the fabric looks like up close.  maybe if there was a way to dress it up a little, i’d use them.  with cardigans or wraps, maybe.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

i think you can totally glam it up with accessories…the way their hair is styled…endless possibilities!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

I really wanted ella moss cotton dresses similar to these.  My bridesmaid that is married and has gone through this whole process said she was afraid that the maids would look way too casual next to my dress, and frankly, next to all the guests.  She would feel underdressed.

 So, it depends on your wedding.  I would say they are fab for a beach/destination wedding, especially if your dress code is "casual".  I’m having a winery wedding and I would probably have to say no.  And I would DEFINITELY say no if you are getting married in a church.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Not to burst anyone’s bubble, but American Apparel clothing are not of the best quality.  I have one right downstairs from where I work and most of their stuff stretches beyond recognition sometimes and is very much see through. I’m not sure about your BM’s but I wouldn’t be 100% comfortable wearing something so clear.  But hey, then again, I’m self conscious about my Pear shape, perhaps your BM’s are absolutely comfortable!  Good Luck!

Post # 8
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267 posts
Helper bee

It looks okay in black in the photo, but if you look at it in white or a lighter color it really doesn’t look dressy enough. And will your bridesmaids be able to wear a bra under it? It’s awfully thin, and without a bra it’ll just look like a flimsy nightgown.

I don’t think I’d have my bridesmaids wear it, even if I were having a beach wedding. It’s just too casual for me. I don’t think I’d personally even wear it casually, unless I were on my way to the beach or pool and had a swimsuit on underneath.

Just my thoughts…

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

Also, I looked at it and I’m pretty sure the description said "ribbed" — so you have that sort of "wifebeater" tank top look going.  It usually doesn’t show up in photos, depending on the color, but people will be able to see it in person.  Have you tried JCrew or Gap, if you’re looking for something that’s more on the casual end?  They’re pricier than AA, but better quality (JCrew more so).

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

PS — Cute style, though!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

A bit TOO casual…sorry! Keep looking – I don’t know what your price range is for BM dresses, but you should be able to find something cute, strappy, and semi-dressy for next summer. I know it’s exasperating looking. I saw a lot of cutesy dresses that weren’t over the top on Nordstrom.com (wedding section), also Aria.com has cotton eyelet bridesmaid dresses that are really cute.  I think you’re on the right track though. Just keep looking for dresses at retailers who don’t specialize in wedding attire. Depending on your BM’s sizes, you should be able to find either one cute summer dress for all of them to wear, or several cute dresses of differing desings but all in the same color or color family. Good Luck!

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