(Closed) How to pick bridesmaids dresses that compliment my dress?

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
4442 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@MoodyFoodie:  BM dresses don’t need to “go” with your dress.  I LOVE that BM dress!  My only concern would be it looks expensive – can your BMs afford it?

Post # 5
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m wearing an all lace gown and my consultant talked me out of bridesmaids dresses made out of lace.  She said that it would take away from my dress.  We had all my bridesmaids try some on with lace next to my wedding dress and she was totally right!  Since your dress is made out of delicate looking materials I’d go with chiffon

Post # 6
2766 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

So this is your dress?

I get the thing about not haing lace BM dresses with lace bride dresses, but you don’t have that much lace on your dress and it is black, so I don’t think the same rules apply.

The main thing I would be looking for is that the lace pattern is similar on the BM dresses to yours – and I think it is.

I think the dresses would look really good together. My only concern is that the sleeved dress might be a bit hot to wear especially after a bit of dancing. I’d prefer it if it were just one-shoulder. 


Post # 7
2766 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

What about these ones by Sophia Tolli – but in black with white/ivory details? I think it would be cool to have a subtle reference to the lace on the bride’s dress, but in reverse (white on black). 

Post # 9
2766 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MoodyFoodie:  You could always get the girl who wants sleeves to wear a bolero? Might be easier than finding a suitable dress with sleeves, as there aren’t many.

Or the girls could wear different dresses. Since I assume they will all be wearing black it would be easy to match them, especially if you decide on the same fabric for all of them.

Like, if you get dresses from the Dessy group (Dessy/Alfred Sung/After Six/Leila Rose) I believe all their fabrics and colours are the same across the range, so it’s easy to match them.

Dessy 6234


(are these enough of sleeves?)

After Six 6611


Dessy 2895


After Six 6613


You could also add a white flower belt to match yours, they’d be easy enough to get from Etsy etc.

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