(Closed) Is this dress too casual?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Is it too casual for a wedding?
    It's fine! : (19 votes)
    61 %
    Way too casual! : (5 votes)
    16 %
    It would be okay for a beach wedding, but nowhere else : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Other (explain below) : (5 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    972 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m not crazy about this dress, Marissa Miller is a tiny curvaceous woman and this dress does nothing for her. What kind of material is it?

    Post # 4
    Member
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    For a beach wedding, you can wear anything as long as it fits the formality. For a semi-formal wedding, it’s questionable. However, if the model is anything to go by, your topheavy attendants (if you have any) will be self-conscious in the dress due to the low cut in front. That said, I don’t personally care for the dress at all.

    However you should not purchase anything without each attendant trying it on in person first to make sure it is flattering on everyone.

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    4466 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m also not in love with it because I think the material will end up looking kind of cheap.  From what I’ve heard about VS, the clothes fall apart easily, are thin, etc.

    I think you can do much better for your price range.

    Post # 7
    Member
    4024 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I don’t think its too casual at all, but i’m just not CRAZY about the dress. I think it looks kinda “baggish”, and HELLO boobs!

    Post # 8
    Member
    4024 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I don’t think its too casual at all, but i’m just not CRAZY about the dress. I think it looks kinda “baggish”, and HELLO boobs!

    Post # 10
    Member
    1580 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think you can do better. I agree VS is not the highest quality. Since she is the only bridal party member, just search for deals at Macy’s or Dillards or maybe a BCBG outlet. You should definitely be able to find a lot of good options under $150 or $100.

    Post # 11
    Member
    4024 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I got my BM dresses from J Crew. They are simple and reasonably priced. My girlfriend actually got hers from like Hot Topic or something! They are super cute and only cost like $50!

    Post # 12
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    4466 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @FlipFlopBride: If she is curvy, I don’t think that’s going to work at ALL.  I’m a 34DD myself and those “convertible” styles NEVER work for me because there’s just not enough support anywhere.

    Have you asked her what she has in mind?  Since you just have one BM and you seem to be pretty easygoing, maybe ask her if there’s anything she’s seen/been interested in.  Have you tried the standard places like David’s Bridal, J. Crew, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Alfred Angelo, etc. etc.?  Also, is there a certain color you have in mind?

    Post # 13
    Member
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Check the special occasion section at Macy’s, Dillard’s, JCPenney, any local dept store. Most of those dresses are perfectly appropriate for any event, whether casual or formal and are less than $200 without having to pay for any bridal salon prices, alterations, shipping charges, etc that adds up very quickly. She should be able to wear it again later if she gets something she likes in a color and cut that is flattering on her.

    Post # 15
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    4466 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @FlipFlop: Try department stores, definitely.  I just did a quick flip through Nordstrom’s website and saw tons of cute longer dresses that could be worn again in your price range.

    Good luck!

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