Bridesmaids Convertible Wrap Dresses

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I went with infinity dresses for my wedding too!  I haven’t gotten my pro pix back yet but I’ll see if I can find find any good b.maid shots in the instagrams & camera pix that our friends shared over the past couple days on Facebook.   

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Just wanted to let you know I haven’t forgotten about you, I just haven’t seen any polished pix that highlight the bmaid dresses yet but will get back to this thread as soon as I see some! My ladies looked so great! ❤️

The best one so far is an Instagram that one of the BM’s took while getting ready & playing with the dresses 

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

Commenting to follow.

I am also wanting to do infinity wrap dresses!

k8:  pros, cons? They look great! Same color I plan to use, but in the maxi length.

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Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Pros: I had bridesmaids ranging from size 0 to size 20 & there was a way to wear it that flattered everybody!  Also I liked that all the maids got to show off their personalities with the dresses.  And a pro that they all stated was that they pack/travel well.  I like this dress so much that I bought one for myself!  

Cons: If you don’t try it out/practice before the wedding it can be a little confusing to figure out how to tie the dresses!  A couple of my maids were ready in a snap but we definitely watched lots of youtube how-tos while getting ready for the others who needed a little more hands-on help

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

SurelyAsTheSunWillRise:  I’m seriously considering the convertible dresses from Henkaa too, but in plum. I have an appointment at their store in Toronto next month to see them in person. 

I also have bridesmaids in a variety of sizes, so there are few dresses that would work on everyone. 

k8:  Thanks for the info. very helpful!

I also like that they are packable and washable. I have a bridesmaids dress from my MOH’s wedding last year, and it’s chiffon. Spot clean only! What are the chances of wearing a dress again that you can’t wash?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

k8:  I forgot to ask, did any of your bridesmaids get the bandeau? 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

mildlybookish:  I’d say about half wore the bandeau and the other half went without

My friend Heather had blue convertible wrap BM dresses on her wedding two years ago and I thought her maids looked so awesome that when I called her to say “I’m engaged yayayyyy!” I asked in the same conversation if I could borrow her bridesmaid dress idea.  Infinity bridesmaid dresses were literally one of the very first wedding decisions I made!

Here’s another pic with most of the wedding party on the dance floor but it’s not an awesome bridesmaid dress shot bc you can only really see 4 of them.  I’ll definitely post back when I get more pictures

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

k8:  Those are gorgeous! I am ordering covertible dresses for my BMs today, your pics just made me excited all over again! I want one for myself! lol

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Convertible dresses are not flattering, supr thin unforgiving fabric, and always scare me that there will be a wardobe malfunction and a boob will pop out.  <br />image<br />For example, the poor women in the above picture, unable to wear bras and proper undergarments, saggy looking breasts, belly bumps.  <br /><br />And in the above picture, can you imagine these women dancing, trying to catch a bouquet, etc.?  Boobs everywhere.<br /><br />Now, you can tell your BMs to pick any dress that is a certain colour, length, and/or material.  you Perhaps you can also tell them to pick to a specific designer so they are the exact same colour (make sure the designer makes dresses in the budget).  Examples:<br />

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We chose convertible wrap dresses for my bridesmaids and they looked great! In the end, it was their decision and they chose the convertible dresses. Everyone loved how comfortable they were and customizable. Also, all my girls were able to wear proper undergarments. No sagginess here!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m not a fan. I actually bought a convertible dress in a jersey fabric a while ago, and it’s fun as a summer beach dress.  But I was in a wedding last year where we had to wear long convertible dresses in a shiny fabric, and they just looked awkward and unflattering. They are not a substitute for a well-made, tailored evening gown, and they will always look like beach cover-ups pretending to be formal dresses. Also, when shipping and the bandeau were added into the cost (we got them from an Etsy shop), they were $150, which is less than many bridesmaids dresses but a lot for what is essentially a big shapeless piece of fabric.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

doeydo:  LavenderHouse:  to each their own!

I had a positive experience at my wedding & I wanted to have this type of bridesmaid dress after attending a wedding where the bride & her maids also had a positive experience.

I do agree that the material is thin but I also think it drapes very nicely.  And of course there are more and less flattering ways to wear it depending on individual body types – that’s why I hope to have a good shot of all my maids to share when I get my pro pix back – because I had a range of body types in my bridal party and I thought they all looked gorgeous!  

Nobody went with one-shoulder but they styled themselves strapless, halter, cap sleeve, thin strap and thick strap.  And, more importantly, our party stayed on the dance floor all night long without any wardrobe malfunctions!  We spent $59/ea during a 50% off sale through a company called Von Vonni. I dont think they’re in business anymore but you shouldn’t have to pay $150 for a dress like this if you wait for a deal.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

k8:  Those dresses are beautiful! I always find the “traditional” bridesmaid dresses are uncomfortable. Those look so comfortable and easy to move in.

Post # 15
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Worker bee

I LOVE THIS IDEA! It’s excatly what I’ve always had in mind for my wedding ever since I wore one of these dresses to my senior prom. I still wear it! how awesome is that!?! It fits every body-type and it actually works with the cliche “you can wear it again!”

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