(Closed) Bridesmaid Dress Fiasco

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

There are a few bridesmaid dress designers that offer “separates” where you mix-and-match the skirt and top.  All the pieces are made in the same material.  You could easily get away with picking one skirt that all girls wear, and they can choose the top that covers and supports as needed!  Wink  These kinds of dresses would cost about the same as most bridesmaid dresses at the boutiques – around $130 and up.

Here’s an example of one designer that offers separates, just to give an idea of what’s out there:
http://www.bestbridalprices.com/impression_separates_bridesmaid-dresses-c-3.html?designers=165

Another option is Macy’s / Boston Store / other higher-end department store.  Around this time of year, they have a very large inventory of dresses for prom season.  If you can manage to bring all your girls out together and do a massive dress-try-on spree, you’re sure to find at least a couple dresses that fit your style and work for all the girls, and for less than boutique prices.  Most stores would even be able to order you in the right size if they don’t have all your girls’ sizes on the rack.

Best of luck!!

Post # 4
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4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My 3 BMs range from short and skinny to tall and plus size. They all found Alfred Angelo chiffon dresses they liked and felt comfortable in. They’re all considered cocktail length dresses, but they fell just below the knee on all three of my girls.

ETA:  AA also lets you add 3 inches of additonal length to any dress for a few dollars more, whcih would make the cocktail length closer to tea length.

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