Post # 1
I love the idea of a converitble dress that my bridesmaids can wear again and can also wear in a way that they fell most comfortable and expresses themselves!
Has anyone worn these yet, or has your bridesmaids worn these? I would love to see real life pictures of them and the pros and cons of using them!
the website is http://www.henkaa.com/
Post # 3
I believe Mrs. Pencils used convertible dresses from Victoria’s Secret.. check out her wedding recaps and past posts, I think they looked great; it’s a good idea!
Post # 4
A company called “Two Birds” Sells a convertible dress that is absolutely amazing! The website has a huge gallery in it of photos of models and also photos of real brides. There must be close to 20 albums of real weddings with bridesmaids wearing this dress in all sorts of styles.
Here is the link. You’ll find the albums under “lovely days” on the right.
Hopefully you can at least draw inspiration from these real wedding photos. I know these particular dresses run a bit expensive, but a perk is the company will mail you color swatchs of the fabric before you choose.
Post # 5
My friend’s friend used them for her wedding and loved it! If you compare prices to Two Birds, Henkaa is much cheaper. The wedding’s pictures are posted on Henkaa’s gallery:
Post # 6
I haven’t used them yet… but I will!
Post # 7
I was wondering if there is some place for my BM to try it on. Are these in any stores?
Post # 8
I have tried these on. There was a store in toronto that carried them. I believe that if you go to their website you will find where their stores are located. I was considering getting these for my BMs, although they were significantly cheaper than the other convertable dresses that I was looking at I found that the fabric quality was worse, as they were very thin and “clung” to me. We went with a seller off of etsy. Also their colours are very limited, and didnt look anything like they did on their website. I wish I could have used them!
Just noticed how long ago this was posted. Hopefully its helpful to other brides 🙂
Post # 9
My BM’s used these dresses for my wedding, they turned out super cute, I loved them and got tons of compliments, BUT they were a bit complicated they definately took two people to make them work and we had to plan well ahead of time how each girl was going to wear it because as I said it was complicated and we needed to make sure we were capable of making the dress style we wanted!
Post # 10
I bought a convertible dress off Etsy that I LOVE. It’s from http://www.etsy.com/shop/CoralieBeatrix. They’re all made to order and fit amazingly (regardless of a “one size fits all” size). I am 5’3, wear a size 4, so I guess I’m on the petite size, but I also wear a size 34 D and I can go without a bra and it’s totally flattering. She also sends you swatches before ordering if you’d like. Good luck!
PS they’re really affordable.
Post # 11
You’re right. Sounds like a great deal. LOTS of colors AND affordable! That link didn’t work tho. Try this…
Post # 12
@OutsideWeddingBee: My friend made us order the henkaa dresses for her wedding thinking they would be a great solution since we were all different shapes and sizes. It turned out that the dress only comes in one size and did not fit two of the girls (who are not super large). They also did not look as elegant as the pictures show. When returning, it took a VERY long time and we were all charged a re stocking fee for each dress and the shipping again.
Post # 13
Its always best to be able to wear the dress again
Post # 14
Convertible dressse are awesome!! although we had some issues with a different vendor 🙁 At least u were able to return!! We ordered from a vendor off etsy to try to save a bit of money and they were aweful quality – like as if someone who just learned how to sew made them and the fabric felt like starch (not flowy like in all the pics u see on websites of these dresses). We weren’t able to get a penny back because they were supposedly “custom.” We ended up ordering from Henkaa and were bummed that we had to buy another dress, but trust me, the fabric and quality is MUCH better!
Post # 15
I was just doing a search on convertible dresses and I think Henkaa is going to be perfect for my wedding. I checked out their fabric and the cost and time frame is going to work for my wedding.
I’m having a destination wedding and this picture from their gallery totally sold me!! I love the fabric and contrasts in colour.
Post # 16
I was going to use Henkaa, but the fabric colour I wanted is discontinued. I am still talking to a slew of Etsy vendors to try and pin down my exact colour.
I am definitely using some sort of convertible dress for our bridesmaids in out destination wedding though.