Post # 1
Hoping for some advise on a bridesmaid dress that has caught my eye. Maid/Matron of Honor has tried it on and says she loves it but I can’t tell if she is just being nice.
Here are my questions:
- Is this appropraite for a Church Wedding at 4PM and Hotel reception 6PM in early June?
- The material is Jersey. I have not seen it in person. Is this formal enough?
- My Maid/Matron of Honor and BMs are hispanic, white, and black, all differnt shapes and sizes. Do you think this will flatter everyone?
- Does this go with my dress?
- And finally, which color?
Thanks for your help ladies! I hope that the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress won’t make some of my conservative girls uncomfortable.
For reference, wedding and reception will be ocean front, but not on a sand beach.
I am thinking of a loose color scheme. I don’t want the BMs to match the tableclothes, nothing too matchy, but more organic feeling. I am thinking of natural shades of greens, blues, brown, and ivory.
Our invitation suite
Post # 3
Um, first I must say your dress it to die for!
Then I must add that the azure goes wonderfully with your whole scheme and dress. It really pops, looks elegant but laid-back, and is more flattering than the other colors.
Post # 4
I personally think the dress is a little too informal up next to your dress. (your dress is gorgeous by the way!)
I would also be worried if the girls were bigger chested and worried about the dress clinging to them, it might show more than they are comfortable with.
But I do really like the azure color. I know, I probably didn’t really help haha, sorry! But good luck!
Post # 5
I’m not a fan of the jersey material. To me, it feels like what a beach/sun dress should be made of. It is also kind of clingy, which will not be flattering for anyone with curves. I think that the gowns will look out of place contrasted against your elegant gown.
Post # 6
I agree with jb30 and jojo… I’m not sure this dress matches the formality of your dress (especially the jersey fabric). The azure color is beautiful, and looks like it would be perfect with your color scheme. Maybe you could look for other Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses in this color?
On a side note … your dress is stunning! 🙂
Post # 7
I’ve seen these dresses in the store, but haven’t tried them on. I think they’re fine, but it depends on what you want. It’s comfy material, but looks like a formal dress. You should check with your girls too. I like the azure color! They also have brown!
Post # 8
Thanks for the feedback bees and the compliments on my dress!!!
You guys have been bringing up some of my concerns.
jb30 , JoJo Bananas, and beachbride0810, I had been wondering about the jersey too!
pmerr does the jersey look jersey-ish in person? I guess that’s a weird question?
Post # 9
My Maid/Matron of Honor tried on a jersey dress when we went shopping. It looks just as it does from the picture; you can’t really tell that it’s jersey unless you touch it. It is indeed very comfortable but often not very forgiving on some body types.
Post # 10
I second the poster who said consider your BM’s chest size. That’s a very deep V and could look totally inappropriate on a busty lady, plus make her very uncomfortable. But if the dresses do flatter your BM’s silhouettes, then I say go for it. I think the violet might go best with all the skin tones, but I also like the other two. I’m so indecisive with colors lol!
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
I think it’s a very pretty dress. I think the halter style is pretty universally flattering. You could even do boleros or wraps for the girls if they aren’t comfortable showing that much skin. (But I don’t think it’s too much, personally.) If you’re going for an organic feel, definitely choose the green.
Post # 12
I like jersey dresses like that. They are classic and timeless. However I don’t think they will flatter everyone, especially if you have some larger BMs. Jersey tends to cling and be unforgiving – it shows every bulge. I would have all your girls try it on before making a decision.
I also agree that these dresses don’t look fancy enough next to your dress. See if you can find dresses like those but in a fancier fabric – satin, organza, chiffon, etc.
Post # 13
I like the violet and I think the dress is great. I think it will be flattering on pretty much everyone. My only concern would be if you have an bustier brides because it’s kind of low cut. Otherwise, great choice!
Post # 14
First of all… your gown is gorgeous!
Secondly… IDK about the style or material. You may get away w/ the jersey since few study dress material, but I’d be concerned about your size varying BMs’ boobs coming out! I think it may be safe to let it go and find a safer choice?
I feel the popping Azure to be the most beautiful color!