(Closed) Different sized bridesmaids….Help!

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My girls are all different sizes… MOH/sister is a size 10, BM/friend is a size 28, and my FI’s cousin is a size 2.  When we went dress shopping I was open minded.  I knew my color but was willing to use more than 1 shade and was open to dress types but tea-length was my first choice.  My sister and my friend both loved the same dress.  My FI’s cousin liked another dress.  I left a little lost.  Ultimately I knew how much harder it is to fit my friend so I opted for all 3 girls to wear the same style and put my sister in a darker color.  I loved the results!  It sounds like you are a great sister so just let your sister find something she’s comfortable in.  Good luck and she’ll be beautiful regardless of her size! 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think cpgirl2000 had a really good idea on what to do. I’m planning on letting my girls have free reign, but it has to be in a certain small guideline.

And I am sure she will lose much more weight and look great! 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had this problem, too! I have a bridesmaid that is 5′ and one that’s 6’3! I’ve picked a color (at David’s Bridal) and a length and told the girls to choose their own dress. So far, I’ve been really please with their pics, and I know that they’ll feel comfortable and they’ll be coordinated. 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

What about having her own MOH dress/color? Or letting everyone pick their own style but in the same color? I hope she doesn’t feel too pressured to lose weight; I’m sure you’ll all look beautiful on the day of.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Have/had the same problem. MOH is a size 4 and 5’3″, BM1 is an 8 and 5’10” and BM2 is 5’7″ and a 20.  My BMs are his sisters, and 15 yrs older than us, and my MOH is my sister/1 yr older. Basically, they look nothing alike.

I decided to let them all choose their own dress from one designer/color. Frankly, I’m not quite sure how it’s going to turn out, but I’m pretty certain it will look fine and each dress will reflect the girl wearing it. And I’m good with that. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My bridesmaids are a 10 and 12 and my MOH is at least an 18. I’m letting them pick their own dresses. The BMs have chosen theirs but MOH is procrastinating (hoping to lose weight before July wedding) but she’ll definitely end up in a different dress and color than the other two. It’s a little more complicated to find dresses that come in the right sizes and are flattering to all, but if you’re compassionate and somewhat flexible (which it sounds like you are), it should all work out. I’ve heard of BMs chickening out because they’re self-conscious about size, so be prepared to do a little gentle coaxing if necessary.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have the same problem! Two BM are 0’s, one a 6, and the last one about a 20. Also, the 6 is about 8 inches taller than the others! I’m planning on going with a casual cotton dress and just hoping it will look okay on all of them!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think the idea of your sister wearing Ivory would be cute, with maybe a pink sash that is the same colour as your other girls dresses.

 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think that you have a great idea there! I also like Baileyh’s idea of the sash.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i have a similar problem—we decided on the “spiced wine” color bridesmaid dresses from jcrew–they have a wrap dress that will fit my larger bridesmaid and still be flattering. i’m letting them pick from 1 of 4 dresses..this was really our only option, as my maids live all over the country. they seem pretty happy with the decision though.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I have 5 bridesmaids.. They are sizes 24, 16, 8, 6, and 4. We ended up choosing Bill Levkoff’s #380 and #379. The girls can get whichever length they feel comfortable with, and the pleated chiffon will allow for all sorts of customized strap options. The dresses will be a solid color, either wine or espresso. (although the sample was navy and everyone loved it) 

 

http://www.billlevkoff.com/#/9/bill-levkoff-bridesmaid-dresses/bridesmaid-dress-style-379/1197/

http://www.billlevkoff.com/#/9/bill-levkoff-bridesmaid-dresses/bridesmaid-dress-style-380/1198/

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My suggestions are two fold:

My girls are a size 2 at 5’6″, size 14 at 5’7″ and 14 at 5’9″.  None of them have similar body types.  I picked a fabric, a color, a lenght and a designer, and let them choose.  So they all look similar but not exactly the same.  And i think the effect is great.

If that’s not really going to work for the look you want, go shopping with your MOH first, without the other bridesmaids.  It’s a way to make her feel special, directly address her concerns, and usually (but not always) if she finds something that looks great on her, it will look good on smaller, skinnier, or other wise shaped women.   Even try shopping together NOT for the BM dress, find a dress that fits her personality that she feels like she rocks, and use that as the basis for shopping for her MOH dress – shape, fit, cut, rouching.

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