Bridesmaid dress, opinions needed!

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
588 posts
Busy bee

Are you going to remove all of the chiffon over hanging the dress – front and back? If so, I’m not sure why you picked this particular style to begin with. 

I don’t like the angle the one strap cuts the chest at. The dress might look better if it were a little larger though.

Post # 4
42082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s a pretty wishy washy color. In the interests of full disclosure, I really dislike one shouldered dresses.

Post # 5
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Honestly, I think you should consider going with a shade darker or a shade lighter, or a different color altogether.  Maybe it’s just the lighting in this photo, but that color looks way too close to her skin-tone.  It looks kind of like she’s wearing a flesh-colored dress.  There are lots of other pretty pinks that will add a little bit more contrast between the fabric and skin! 🙂

Post # 6
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I agree with previous posters, the color isn’t the most flattering against her skin tone. 

Post # 8
42082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mdm108:  I think it would be too short if you shorten the chiffon all the way to the bottom of the skirt hem. You could leave the chiffon a couple of inches longer than the skirt hem.

Post # 9
5187 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

I would either go lighter or darker, so the color doesn’t blend with the skin.  Also agree with PP that the chiffon should be a few inches longer than the skirt hem.

Post # 10
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

I don’t care for it. That colour doesn’t look good on pale people. I also don’t like the lace under the chiffon. The thing on the shoulder is a bit off too. 

Post # 11
40 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

I wouldn’t want my bridesmaids in a dress that short personally. I also agree with maybe going a shade darker or lighter, the color is very close to her skin tone. If you left the chiffon the length would be ok.

Post # 12
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

no. just…. no.

Post # 13
1762 posts
Buzzing bee

Mdm108:  My overall opinion of the dress in UNFLATTERING. The color doesn’t do much for this skin tone and I can’t imagine this cut and tight fit being well suited for varying body types. I don’t care for the design at all…

Post # 14
3 posts

If you want it honest, here it goes…

Color: No, I agree with everyone, too close to skin/flesh tone and it also looks 1900’s grandma “antique” style.  This will also make the bride’s dress sort of wash out and the bridesmaids look like they’re wearing a dirty dress.

Style: I agree with the strap comments, and the overall dress looks like an 80’s style throwback, with cheap looking appliques.

Length: I agree with comments about shortening the chiffon, definitely lowers the class of the dress and the occasion.  If you’re going to shorten it, I agree that it should be at least a little below the hem of the skirt underneath.

OVERALL: If you shorten it and stick with this color, it will look like you are wearing a dirty toga headed to a frat/sorority party… 🙁

Sorry for being so burtally honest, but I think you should look for another dress, as there are TONS of other choices! :o)

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