Appropriate Bridesmaids' Dress?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Is this a good choice for a bridemaids' dress? (explain your answer, please)
    yes : (21 votes)
    54 %
    no (explain-color, fabric, style, neckline, halter, or all of the above?) : (18 votes)
    46 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @nerdybee:  I think that is a beautiful dress and that the wysteria is a beautiful color.  

    However, I could not wear that very gathered, empire-waisted dress without it making me look as if I were seven or eight months’ pregnant and without half of my chest showing.

    If any of your bridesmaids is plus sized or has a large bust, I would not suggest this dress.

    Post # 5
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    10988 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @nerdybee:  I just looked at all of the David’s Bridal bridesmaids’ dresses that the website indicates are available in the crinkle chiffon fabric and in the wysteria color, but I don’t know that I could suggest the perfect dress for all of your bridesmaids.  There are many pretty styles, though!

    I personally would just try to avoid anything that is 1) too short, 2) has a lot of gathers or other bulk at the waist (ruching is great; gathers, not so much), or 3) is too low cut (i.e. no really deep V-necks, but sweetheart necklines should be fine.)

    Post # 6
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @nerdybee:  I might just pick the fabric, color, and length and tell them to pick a style that they love.


    Perfect!

    Post # 8
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    7075 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My only issue with halter dresses is I always get a headache if I have to wear a bra that goes behind my neck like that. Might be something to ask your maids if any of them are on the busty side.

    Post # 10
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    568 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    as a curvy woman….I can say halters look THE WORST on me. They make my shoulders and my arms look fatter than they are. I am also not a fan of halter in general I think it looks juvenlile on grown women. That being said I think the skinnier women could probably pull it off, but you would need to see the halter on the curvy ones, for me halters accentuate all the wrong places. The color is very pretty though and I think that color in another dress would fit your theme perfectly!

    Post # 13
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    42469 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @nerdybee:  works for me. I would love being a bridesmaid with the freedom to pick a style that worked for my figure.

    Post # 14
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    127 posts
    Blushing bee

    @nerdybee:  I completely agree with just picking color, fabric, and length.

    My sister did this and it worked out great! She picked wisteria as well and we got our dresses on Ebay!!! It was fantastic because we were able to get the dresses for really cheap ($35 and under I believe) and were able to pick out styles we liked. Some of the girls even bought long dresses and just had them hemmed because they were so cheap to begin with!

    It worked out really well for everyone.

    Post # 15
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    774 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

    I think you made a good choice. That dress will look good on a lot of different body types and it has some nice movement so it will look pretty as they walk down the aisle. 

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