(Closed) bridesmaids dress, calm fabrics, please help me

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

You might look at Nordstrom online – they have a lot of yellow dresses this season.  Nothing exactly like the JCrew.  I also liked a few of their dresses this season, but no way I am paying over $300 for something made of cotton.  My best suggestion, if you really like this exact dress, is to talk to a seamstress.  This would be a very simple dress to make, and a nice, yellow cotton of good quality shouldn’t be difficult to find either.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Go online to Nordstrom.com, Womens, Dress Shop, and then choose a category (Bridesmaids or Cocktail) and then you can search by color (blue) and there are pages of them.  Bloomies has a great dress shop, but not online.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

try target… they have a lot of great party dresses, and almost all are under $75… we went with a nice navy blue dress that wasn’t too shiny, for $50…

maybe something like this? http://www.target.com/Isaac-Mizrahi-Target-Taffeta-Tailored/dp/B000YJC9ZG/qid=1206817685/ref=br_1_7/602-7114140-9127041?ie=UTF8&node=144457011&frombrowse=1&rh=tgt%5F2%3ABlue&page=1 

it says it’s taffeta, but it also says it’s twill taffeta, so that makes me think it’s not vey shiny… you can easily return anything you buy online to the store, so maybe it’s worth a shot?? 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Nordstrom has a couple of really cute Nicole Miller dresses in navy in a simple sheath or halter design, but they both seem to be satin, which is not what you want. 

Nicole Miller Square Neck Satin Dress

Donna Ricco Stretch Satin Halter Dress 

The JCrew cotton actually is a mercerized cotton, which has a very shiny finish, so maybe that’s not actually what you want either.  Depending upon when your wedding is, you may have time to wait for the JCrew dress to go on sale?  Also there may be more selections in navy available later in the summer, when the fall dresses come out.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Check out Etsy for custom dress-makers.

 

This site I stumbled across when I was looking for BMs dresses http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5315387 

Her site says she can make any of the styles to fit, in a fabric of your choosing and the most expensive is only $140 (most are around $70) and the shapes look similar to your pictures.  Good Luck!

 

PS- you could always tell the maids they can choose whatever they want and leave the searching up to them!! 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

here’s a jim hjelm BM dress in matte taffeta:

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Have you thought about David’s Bridal?  They are all over and have the fabrics you are looking for.  Dresses run between $120 – $160.

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