HELP With bridesmaid dresses!!!

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: will pencil skirts and sweaters for bridesmaids make them blend in with guests?
    yes : (12 votes)
    60 %
    no : (8 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 2
    42082 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    KateriPetrie:  I think it’s a great idea. I think FH and bridesmaids are picturing an individual BM. When you see them in a group, it’s a cute look and one they WILL be able to wear again.

    Post # 4
    2787 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think it depends.  If it is the “chose your own pencil skirt/shirt/shoes” they will probably blend in.  If it is something that you pick out and they all wear the same, then people will realize what is going on. 

    Post # 5
    67 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I think it’s a great idea – especially if it’s not a super formal affair. You can have lots of fun accessorizing. They’ll stand out because they’ll be gorgeous…absolutely go with your gut 🙂 

    Post # 6
    1737 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

    KateriPetrie:  Do what makes you happy.

    Post # 7
    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - hotel

    What makes bridesmaids stand out is the fact they all look uniform, whether it be that they all wear the same dress, or the same colour and different dresses etc. it’s the whole package or the hair, make up, shoes, flowers and accessories that makes them stand out from guests.


    I think the idea sounds absolutly adorable and it will look amazing! With skirts and blouses being so trendy right now there are tons of lovely options too. You’re bridesmaids will be amazing.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  CuppaSarah.
    Post # 8
    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Depends on how casual or formal your wedding is and if they’re all wearing matching skirtd and/or sweaters or mismatched. That’d have been too casual for any weddings I’ve been to so far, but, as a bridesmaid, I’d have preferred that over everything except being able to completely pick and wear my own dress (when not limited to specific bridesmaid designer or bridesmaid brand). as your bridesmaid, I’d prefer to be able to pick any dress I want in a certain color/length and then buy and wear the same sweater or shawl/wrap as other girls. 

    Post # 9
    5935 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I do think it could make it look more casual. Have you tried to find a dress that has a similar shape to a pencil skirt?

    Post # 10
    2107 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Ugh, I love the skirts in the 3rd photo. I think to make it look great you’d have to make sure they were all in the same skirt, which can be difficult due to body shapes (I know I look like craaaaap in pencil skirts, but I rock an A-line/circle skirt like no one’s biz), and in an offbeat color/fabric/pattern, or I think you run the risk of them looking like they’re coming from work (like i wouldn’t do a black or khaki twill if you get my drift).

    Post # 11
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I personally don’t like the look.  It also depends on your dress (the example pictures you have the bride is in a very casual dress as well).  Plus pear shaped girls (like me) look pretty horrible in pencil skirts.  

    Post # 12
    218 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods

    Do it! I think it’s a fun idea, and totally rewearable. Your girls are going to be carrying bouquets/walk down the aisle during the ceremony so they’ll stand out/get honored then. If they blend in on the dance floor, who cares?

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