(Closed) One Dress- different girls

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t think it is flattering for the bust. A lot of those girls don’t look as “pert” as they should. Are your BMs big boobed and would they be able to carry it off?

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

Im not a fan.  I agree with JoeyEmma about the bust

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I picked a color and fabric and let my girls choose different dresses to fit their tastes and body types (and budgets)…so naturally, I think my choice was best. lol. I do think $270 for nylon/spandex/jersey is a little steep though… :-/

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It’s great in theory and it was so awesome of you to be concerned about finding one that would work for everyone! Great job! That being said, it is a little unflattering in the boob area. I know that kind of fabric doesn’t really work for me often in that department. What kind of look are you going for?

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

And my experience with those types of dresses is that they are not as easy to style and wear as they look on the website.  One of my friends recently wore one to a wedding and she spent the entire night having to readjust it so that she stayed covered and at one point had to go to the ladies room and completely retie the dress.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I actually posted a question about this same dress before! I think the thing that turned me off is that there is not a lot of coverage in both places at once–front and back–and being plus size, I know that personally, I wouldn’t feel comfortable!

Have you asked your girls their thoughts? Could they go to American Apparel and try on the dress they have that’s very similar (it’s the same concept basically) and see what they think?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree that it’s a great concept in theory but I don’t know how well it would actually work. And I think $270 is quite steep considering it is a nylon/jersey/spandex dress.

I think cinemaparadiso had a great idea for your girls to go to American Apparel and try on a similar dress and see what they think about it.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

No matter how many different ways it can be worn, $270 is a lot to ask for a bridesmaid to pay when she’ll be paying for many other items including shower and wedding gifts. I would suggest a dress for less than 1/2 that amount if possible. Or, pick a colour and let the maids get a dress of their choosing so they can pay as much or as little as they want.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I kinda do like the dress but not as a bridesmaids dress. More as something for myself that I would be able to play around with and make different without having a ton of different dresses.

I think if you searched around you would be able to find something better suited for your girls. I like your idea of doing different dresses in the same color. Also if you really couldn’t find 5 different ones you liked what about adding a sash or some accessories to a style that worked for a few of the girls to make them different? The flexibility of the dress is nice but it is pricey and IMO not very flattering for a bridesmaid dress.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it’s a great concept!  There is a similar convertible dress at Victoria’s Secret for a fraction of the cost.  It’s on sale now for $95… definitely better than $270!  🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

A girl I went to college with had her bridesmaids wear this dress. it was neat to see how versatile it was but to be honest… I’m not a fan but I think it is because the jersey knit material isn’t very forgiving.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’ve read other people post that this dress is so complicated and difficult to actually style –to wrap it in the different ways — that some bridal salons offer a special service in which they send someone out to help the bridesmaids get dressed. Apparently it’s not at all user friendly — which is a bit of a bummer, because it’s a great concept!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m not a fan. One it doesn’t look flattering on the chest, and two I’m not big on the material. Props to you for trying to find a dress suitable for all your girls! Keep us updated on what you decide!

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