Post # 1
I am having trouble finding a bridesmaid dress style to flatter all shapes! One of my bridesmaids is petite small busted and very thin (she’s 28/MOH), another is petite and large busted (she’s 21/BM), and another is average height and build (she’s 15/ junior BM). I have considered getting different styles for each, but I really like the look of matching dresses and would like to find a good dress for all of them before I turn to mismatched styles.
I am looking for something that comes in different colors, so the Maid/Matron of Honor can wear the same style in a different color. I also want something that will look good on all ages. As you can see, there is a large age gap between all of them. I want something that will look sophisticated and elegant, but that won’t make the youngest look like she is playing dress-up. It is a summer wedding, so I would prefer short dresses. If any of you have had any success finding a dress to flatter all shapes, please post links and pictures to help me out. Thanks!
Post # 3
Tall and skinny look great in just about anything they wear, hence why most models are this shape.
Large busted and petite, is going to be your hardest to dress. Strapless on her figure will shorten her even more. Thin straps will make her look like a linebacker (trust me…I’m BB). Try a v-neck, or one shoulder number. Because she is also petite, a hem about an 1″ above her knee would be flattering fitting with your shorter dress idea!
The average size is almost as easy as the model to dress.
With this in mind, I’ve attached a couple of links I’ve found to demonstrate. If you could chose one girl to shop with…I’d pick the BB Petite. She’ll be the hardest to dress well.
(the top of this dress would be flattering on all body types)
Post # 4
What about convertible dresses? Like Infinity or Henkaa (check out sewlikemymom.com for easy to sew tutotial if you or someone you know can DIY)
Post # 5
The J. Crew Sophia was my choice for that reason (note – the pic below doesn’t look half as good as it does on the girls themselves).
Post # 6
I’ll put a plug in for mine…these are being worn by: age 44 size 2; age 38 size 24; and age 27 size 16. It slims the size 24 and 16 way down, which they love; and you could have switch the dress and accent colors on the Maid/Matron of Honor dress…
Post # 7
@angelheart: I second the suggestion of a convertible dress! It’s still the same dress but you can customize it as much or as little as you want to flatter all the girls. My Maid/Matron of Honor fell in love with the new Keira dress by Jenny Yoo and we decided this is the one! 🙂