Hate the bridesmaid dress :(

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Aww, I’m so sorry.  I have a dress like that – and my advice is honestly, buy it bigger so it’s looser in the hips and have the top taken in (if necessary).  On my dress like that, it pulls across my hips (I carry my weight in my hips and thighs). 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think it’s pretty! The rouching might be flattering. Wait to reserve judgement until you try it on :D

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m sorry. This is one of the hardest things about being a BM. Being forced to buy an expensive dress that you’ll likely never wear again. It’s nice that you’re so supportive of your SIL, though. 

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Bostongrl25:  It sounds like your shape is really similar to mine.  The dress will work. just make sure when you try it on you like how it looks and that it’s not pulling.  It’s SO much easier to take in a dress, so buying bigger is probably smart.

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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Bostongrl25:  

Sorrry!! It’s cute but it’s hard finding dresses that compliment every ones different body type!! Have you talked to her about maybe different styles in the same color/fabric? If not, at least it’s only for a night! Buy it bigger and have it taken in where it needs to be. Good luck!

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Bostongrl25:  That’s too bad, but at least your boobs won’t be hanging out. That would be my fear with any bridesmaid dress.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Bostongrl25:  You might be surprised. Im sorry you don’t like the dress. But try and wait til you actually get the drss and have it on to fully dislike it. Sometimes things dont seem like they will work and then they do! :) I agree though that it would be wise to go one size up and then have it tailored to your body. Anything looks better once its tailored! good luck!

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Bostongrl25:  hayyy idk that side ruching might be very flattering!

I actually really like that dress and I carry a lot in the hips department! lol

I love the hemline and I think its veryyyy classy.

I agree with a PP that said order a size up and then get the top altered if needed. At least in that scenario you’ll have a little extra room to move around in.

Please update us when you finally try it on Wink

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

The rouching will definitely help, it’s the fabric that will show… things. (Size 22 here!)

 

I agree with @abbie017:  Buy it bigger and have it taken in!

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Helper bee

@Bostongrl25:  

 

Has she already ordered the dresses?  If not I would tell her your concerns.  If I were the bride I would want to know if the BMs felt uncomfortable.  It’d be one thing if you just thought it was ugly, but it sounds like you will feel self-concious about your body.  I would tell her if I were you.  If she has already ordered them, Spanx can work wonders so don’t fret too much about it until you have it.  I agree with ordering a size up, then you can have the top taken in while having it more loose around your hips.

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