(Closed) Need ideas to help a BM find a long, bra-friendly & age-appropriate dress!

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

it can be very difficult find pretty bridesmaids dresses with sleeves! i know because i tried to find some for my girls, but i couldn’t find any in my price point. one of my girls can’t wear strapless bras either, so i tried to find something she could be comfortable in.

have you checked aria bridal? they have a lot of classic styles that could work for any age. and you can mix and match; they have different skirts/lengths to choose from so you can really customize the dress. if they had been a little lower in price i would have gotten my girls’ dresses there.

Post # 5
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2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

how about this one from aria? http://www.ariadress.com/Desciptions/Desc173KA.htm it can be made in full-length a-line.

i second looking at aria, their dresses are almost completely customizable. prices are a bit high, but they’re worth checking out.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Depending on your price point, I have a few suggestions.  I, too, had great difficulty choosing my bridesmaid dresses because for one, I have 7 bridesmaids… for two, they are very different body shapes and sizes… from teeny tiny skinny and short, to plus sized with a large bust, to over 6 feet tall!

Anyway, we loved Bill Levkoff’s dresses, but they are a little pricier than Davids Bridal or Alfred Angelo.  This one in particular looked very elegant and classy, not at all like a prom dress… http://www.billlevkoff.com/style/bridesmaid-dress/679

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

http://www.billlevkoff.com/style/bridesmaid-dress/679

http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1265803756160&c=Page&cid=1334717240040&pagename=vsdWrapper

http://www.lanebryant.com/plus-size-dresses-skirts/view-all/double-neckline-dress-by-seven7/4031c17320p132174/index.pro?Mpper=96&Mpos=1&pageSize=96&Mcatn=view+all&Mcatpn=dresses+%26+skirts&Mcatg=category_root&Mcatp=cat_4031%406000&Mcat=17320%406000

http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=68334&vid=1&pid=123717&scid=123717062

http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1265803369654&c=Page&cid=1334717240040&pagename=vsdWrapper

Other options:

-When shopping, look for “mother of the bride” dresses – it’s more likely to have what she’s wanting.

-Look for built in bras. I have large boobs – I know how it is not to be able to wear anything strapless/etc, but some built in bras support me just fine(VS tops/dresses) with halter tops/small straps/etc.

-Wear a strapless dress and wear a jacket/cardigan/bolero/shawl over it.

-Wear a skirt and a shirt.

-Compromise on the length – there would be a lot more options if she’s willing to with a tea length or knee-length dress.

 

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