Bridesmaids are not wearing dresses! pics! what are your girls wearing?

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

wifey2be:  Well, I think it’s safe to say their look will be unique.

Post # 3
1400 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

wifey2be:  I think it’s great that you’re not trying to force your friends to wear dresses or skirts, and pants can be a really cool alternative. 

But I think the necklace and especially the belt are too much– the head chain is a nice nod to art deco but adding more to it seems to me like a lot of jewelry for women who live in t-shirts. Also I’m not sure about that bolero. The pants are fun but not my favorite, but my opinion isn’t what matters. Personally I believe the most important part of pictures is smiles, and those are bigger when people love what they’re wearing! 

Post # 4
450 posts
Helper bee

julies1949:  indeed!!

OP whilst I think pants could work in an Art Deco way, none of those items seem to go together.  The bolero thing is at odds with the sandals and the belt and headgear just doesn’t work for me!

Post # 5
127 posts
Blushing bee

I love the pants, but I’d definitely drop the headgear, fur, and belt. That’s way too much stuff that don’t work well together 

Post # 6
3352 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Not a cohesive look really, have you seen it all together on at least one of the girls? Sorry to sound like a downer. 

Post # 7
65 posts
Worker bee

Im struggling to see how this will look with the bloero.. I personally would leave tht out but I have it all in my head and cant wait to see pictures! 

Post # 8
1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m just not sure that girls who normally living in jeans and tees will find this outfit any more comfortable than a dress? The shorts have a long chiffon dress like layer anyway, there is quite a lot of jewellery and accessories, a bolero etc? Part of me things a simple dress would be easier for them to cope with. What do the bm thinK?  Maybe you could scale it back a bit to the pants, top and head piece?


As an aside I saw a wedding of a friend who got married in the Phillippines recently and his wife had her bridesmaids wear white shorts and floaty tops so I do think outfits other than dresses can look good, just not sure if this is the best choice…

Post # 9
3016 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

I think they’ll look so cute! I love that you guys were able to organize it all long distance!!!

Post # 11
290 posts
Helper bee

What about the other half of your friends that like to get dressed up? It seems that you’re only taking into consideration what the other half wants. I would suggest making two options, this and something more “girly-girl”.

Post # 12
1762 posts
Buzzing bee

I really like the idea of your girls wearing pants and being unique. I also really love the colors together. Here’s the thing though…this look has A LOT going on. Personally I would scale it back some to keep it cohesive and tasteful. I would do a solid blue pant, the cream shirt, sandals and the headpiece. I think adding everything else would be fussy and distracting. Sheer pants, a faux fur bolero, sandals, etc. has the potential of looking like a costume. 

Post # 13
38 posts
  • Wedding: May 2015

Except for the head chain i didn’t like any! If a bride wear these in her wedding, she will look funny. These are not the things to wear in wedding. For a bride wedding dress should be a gown only.

Post # 14
852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

wifey2be:  I rather like it! Differnt and comfortable. I thought the fur and sandles was an odd combo till you explained the fur is just for an evening warm up rather than part of the main look. I love the wide pants and light floaty top as a decco look. The headpeice is not for me as my frizzy mop would eat it! But over all I admire your strike out for something different and taking your bridesmaids preferences into opinion.

Post # 15
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I like the pants, top, sandals and even head thing 🙂 not not the bolero, necklace and belt. But I do really like the pants!

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