(Closed) Different sized BMs, but I want identical dresses!

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

i think some people have pretty good luck with infinity/convertible dresses.. they fit a pretty wide range of sizes and can be tied slightly differently depending on body type.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

A-line!  Looks good on just about everybody. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Do the actual styles have to look exactly the same?  I’m wondering about those convertible dresses where girls can cover up a little more if they are ‘blessed in the chest’ lol or whatnot.  Those would be the same fabric and color, but the girls could wrap them differently to accommodate their body types.

 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

My girls ranged from a size 4 to over a 20. I choose dresses that had straps b/c the larger chested ladies are uncomfortable with strapless. And I also choose dresses with an empire waist – it defined the high waist right under the bust and then flowed out to hide the tummy. 

Overall all my girls were really comfortable in the style 🙂 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Also it might help to make sure that everyone will be able to wear a bra with it.  Not too low in the back, etc.  

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@AnnieAAA:  Yes!  I was trying to find something like that and didn’t see it in my 1 minute search. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@AnnieAAA:  Love those! They worked beautifully!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Another consideration is fabric. While a dress may be cut in a flattering way, some fabrics just stick.and cling and drape in all the wrong places. Straps are good!! And while theoretically empire waists are flattering, sometime it just makes people look pregnant depending on how they carry their weight. I think it may be a lot of trial and error but I’m sure there is something everyone will be comfy in.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@AnnieAAA:  Love your dresses!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We did a version of the infinity dress which each girl could wrap in her own way. I had a size 0 to about a 16.

 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I will give another vote to the A-line dresses.  My girls were a variety of shapes and sizes (short, tall, busty, flat, skinny, plus-size, and every combination thereof), and I think they all looked great in their dress.  They ordered dresses that ranged from size 4 to size 16.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’d go with something A-line, bra friendly, and in a forgiving fabric like chiffon.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I think something A-line with a natural waist should work fine.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We chose the Bill Levkoff style 674 in navy for our bridesmaids dresses! Like you I wanted everyone to be in the same dress and be comfortable. All of my girls are so excited to wear them! The dress has a corset type thing in the top so all of my girls feel stable and comfortable with it being strapless. Not to mention that they look spectacular!!! My girls range sizes 0-24!

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