Post # 1
I’m torn between which style to go with for our bridesmaid dresses. I’m for the most part going to allow my girls to choose their own dresses but I have selected these styles based on what I think they would look good in and what styles they tend to lean towards. All of the dresses will be some form of burnt orange and tea or knee length. I’m not attached to any specific fabric at this time.
Some wedding backstory…
We are having a fall themed wedding on October 7th, 2011. The ceremony will be outside overlooking the lake and the cocktail hour/reception will be inside. The guys will be wearing nice khakis, chocolate brown blazers, white button down shirts, burnt orange ties and custom burnt orange and brown sneakers. Since the guys are going to be somewhat casual, I feel that the bridesmaid dresses being floor length will look strange, hence my decision to have them in short dresses. Our venue is typically considered on the formal side so we’re already pushing it with the guys not wearing tuxes.
If this were your wedding, which collection would you choose for your girls?
Chiffon from Bill Levkoff:
Satin with rhinestone accents from Alfred Angelo:
Satin with gold sash by Alfred Angelo:
Taffeta by Mori Lee:
*Some of the colors may look off. All dresses will be ordered at the same time so that the dye lot is the same.
Post # 3
I voted for the Taffeta by Mori Lee only because they are not fitted around the hips and I honestly would wear any of those three dresses before any of the others.
PS I LOVE burnt orange! That will be so pretty!
Post # 4
I like the last set (Mori Lee), but that may not be the most forgiving style with the full skirts (as much as I love them).
I think the Bill Levkoffs might be the most universally flattering. I always find that satin shows lumps and bumps…
Post # 5
I actually think my girls would probably choose one of the more fitted collections if I gave them the option but my mom and I really like the taffeta. So many choices!
@heatherkristin: FI and I seem to be the only people who like the burnt orange. I think it will look great for a fall themed wedding. I also like that the color isn’t overly used in the wedding world.
Post # 6
@UpstateCait: All shades of orange or my favorite color and FI as well! I think orange generally has a bad rap as being an ugly color but I think it is sooo pretty!
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
I love the chiffon. Not a big fan of shiny BUT they might bring a bit more formality to your wedding, if that’s what you were after.
I like the fall/burnt orange look. It’s different & will make for stunning outdoor shots!
Post # 8
@jaguar: You know, I’m not normally a fan of the shiny either but there was just something about those dresses. I don’t know what it is but I feel like the texture really compliments the whole fall theme.
Post # 9
I chose the taffeta as well because of the “boxy’ness” of the dresses! Im a Plus Size girl so I honestly wouldnt feel comfy wearing a satin/fitted style dress!
Post # 10
I can see why you’re having such a hard time choosing the dresses, they’re all great lol but I do love the taffeta by Mori Lee
Post # 11
I like the first collection and think it will go better with the groomsmen. While I like the other dresses I think that they are a little too formal for the guys attire. Great colours!!
Post # 12
I like the last collection. It could fancy up the wedding, if that’s what your going for. I think the girls will look lovely walking up the aisle in those dresses and they look like fun dresses.
Post # 13
They’re all gorgeous dresses, but I like the chiffon the best. I think they best match the formality of the wedding and I would definitely wear any of those dresses again. That said, any of them would look amazing in pictures.
On another note, the orange will look AMAZING with an October wedding! I can’t wait to see pictures!
Post # 14
I think the satin might be too formal with the guys’ attire, but I really like the first set of chiffon dresses. They seem formal without being stiff, and they look flattering for several body types. Plus there’s something airy and light about chiffon that would go well with the guys’ khaki. I’d wear those again before I’d wear something with a big skirt or formal/heavy satin.