Bridesmaid dress opinions

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which do you prefer?
    LEFT : (59 votes)
    83 %
    RIGHT : (12 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 2
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    3718 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    In which color?

    Post # 4
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    1040 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    It depends on your bridesmaids figures. The right pic wouldnt work for big busted ladies whereas I suspect the left one would be more universally flattering. 

    Post # 6
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    237 posts
    Helper bee

    At first glance, I was going to say definetly on the left. After close looks, the bra straps on the right made the dress appear droopy.  Visualizing the dress without the bra straps, I can see it being a really good choice.

    Post # 7
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    2357 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Carrielicious:  I would agree with PP that the one on the left is more universally flattering. The fabric and fit of the one on the right seems like it would really accentuate any “muffin tops” or belly pouches.

    Post # 8
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    380 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Historic house and gardens

    As someone with a big bust I wouldn’t want to wear either, because both would require no bra or a strappless bra (those things suck). The one on the right would make me look huge, and the one on the left I would fall out of. I wore one similar to the left for my SIS’s wedding and it looked great at first, but I was falling out of it by the time we took photos. I hate those photos.

    Post # 9
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    245 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    my SIL wore the dress on the right shes a little bit larger, she was very comfotable and happy with her choice. I was just at a wedding where all the bridesmaids had strapless dresses, they were all very uncomfortable all night long kept pulling up their dresses even though they had them tailoered. Keep that in mind.

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    3082 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2016 - Virmond Park

    LonnyLee:  I agree. Although, I wore a shorter dress in similar style to the one on the right and it fit fine, but the tightness of that one would be extremely unflattering to me.

    For the record, I am a plus size and larger chested and my BM dress for DS’s wedding was this dress in cotton.

    ETA: My FSIL had 6 girls in a variety of sizes in strapless dresses. I put a halter strap on mine (as did 1 other girl). The rest of the girls were pulling up their dresses the rest of the night.

    Post # 11
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    3223 posts
    Sugar bee

    Left.  Right would be unflattering to a large bust.  Neither is really great to large busts though.

    But at least with left (and a heap of alterations) it could be more flattering if correctly fitted.

    Post # 12
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    77 posts
    Worker bee

    Carrielicious:  I really like the one on the right better, in theory. BUT, I’ve tried that dress on, and it looked completely terrible on me. Everyone else is saying it’d be unflattering on girls with large busts. I have a small bust and no curves, and it looked bad on me, too. I think it’s largely the placement/width of the sash, to be honest.

    Post # 13
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    1002 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I’m not a fan of strapless dresses, coincidentally almost every wedding I have been in I have had to wear some similar to the dress on the left. I’m very flat chest and was pulling the dress up all night and was really uncomfortable. This was even after getting it tailored to fit. 

    Post # 14
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    8018 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Left is more universally flattering. Right could have a reeeeal unfortunate “pooch” situation depending on the figures of your girls.

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