Post # 1
My fiance is having his sister be a groomswoman since they are super close. We are having a black tie wedding and she said she is genuinely and completely up for wearing anything we want her in (suit v. dress). Does anyone have advice on what she should wear? If it helps, she has an apple body type.
Different options we’ve been bouncing around is: 1)same dress as bridesmaids but in black to match groomsmen 2) a black suit (well tailored, feiminie cut) 3) a black dress that is different from the bridesmaids 4) other?
Thanks for the input!
Post # 3
We had a best woman. She wore the same dress as the bridesmaids in black, and it looked GREAT! It was really nice because in the pictures she fits in with both the girls (most of us were freinds with her) and the guys (who were actually wearing kilts. I definitely suggest keeping it to a dress, its already obvious that she’s female so you might as well have her in something a bit more feminine!
Post # 4
I think a black dress different to the bridesmaids would look good. And give her a corsage (wrist or brooch) that matches the guys buttonholes. 🙂
Post # 5
I agree, a black dress to match your BM dresses would be the best.
Post # 6
I would post a picture of my bridal party but for some reason I can’t view any pics on here, not even my own, and they don’t work properly. For flowers she had a boutteinierre, and the rest of the girls had corsages instead of bouquets.
Post # 7
We are also having a groomswoman. She is going to be in the same color as the groomsmen. None of the girls in my wedding are wearing the same style of dress, so color is what is tieing both sides together (i.e. bride’s attendants in blue, groom’s attendents in grey). I’m sure the black dress, either in the same style as the bridesmaids or not, will look great.
Post # 8
We’re having a best woman! She got a very similar dress as the bridesmaids but in black.
Best Woman (bought in black):
Post # 9
@kasiak: I was considering this option. I think all your dress ideas are fine. It’s whatever you prefer. I was leaning towards the same dresses bc it was FI’s 2 cousins and I didn’t want them to feel “left out.”
Ultimately we just had a small party and didn’t include them.
Post # 10
I like the black dress idea! Either same as bridesmaids, if it’s flattering on her body, or another style. I think it’s fine to not match the bridesmaids exactly since she is on the other side, and is a person of honor as well.
Post # 11
@kasiak: my FI is having 4 grooms women. We choose to give them the same dress parameters as the bridesmaids, which is any long chiffon dress in a deep red color. We’re also going to be giving the grooms women bouquets.
Post # 12
I VOTED… Black Dress to match the Bridesmaids.
Altho as the other Bees have said you have lots of stylish choices…
I did a GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH for you on – Groomswomen – and here are the results… lots of great visuals for inspiration = https://www.google.ca/search?q=groomswomen&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=RbZaUqy1AsqiyAGMk4DACw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=610&dpr=1
Hope this helps,
Post # 13
I voted the black dress, but a wedding I went to this year had a grooms woman who dressed like the groomsmen. She was a gorgeous girl. Pretty blonde hair in an updo, pretty makeup. She wore very tailored tan dress pants, fitted white button up, and tan suspenders with stiletto heels. It was different and she stood out and looked really pretty and elegant. She also had the tall thin model build, so she looked a bit like one of the VS suit models. I couldn’t pull that look off as well because I’m curvier.
Post # 14
It is great that she is open to wear anything, but I think you should ask her what she is most comfortable with (does she want to stand out, would see rather match the men, or be dressed more like the maids?). I think probably either the like the bridesmaids or maybe the bridesmaids in black. I wore a tux for an orchestra I was in before that wanted women to wear tuxes as well and it was actually an outfit I enjoyed and looked good in, so that could be an option too (though I’d at least have her wear pants and a button down shirt made for a girl to give it a feminine flair)