Post # 1
So I’m still bridesmaids dress shopping. I did find these awesome jackets that I think would fit my steampunk/masquerade theme pretty well.
The only thing is I can descide if tea length or long dresses would be better. If I could find a dress with gear detailing around the hem I would be happy, but I can’t find anyone that does that.
The Groom and Groomsmen will have ties like this and if I could find dresses with similar details I would be so happy.
Ok so for the dresses I do like.
And long styles:
So these are just some ideas I have. If anyone else has any other thoughts you can throw them my way. Also if anyone knows of someone who can either add gear detailing around them hem or makes something like that that would be awesome.
Note: I am paying for the dresses so don’t take into account how much my girls will have to pay because they aren’t paying for anything. So I don’t need to go with whatever is cheapest to be easy on their wallets.
Post # 3
Oh and the last dress wont have the bow part.
Post # 4
With the very first Bridesmaid or Best Man dress listed that jacket would look amazing! I also am loving those ties! I think it all looks great!
Post # 5
@Crisark:I love the first one, but I originally wanted long dresses. I’m so torn now…
Post # 6
@Corilee13: if you’re going steampunk, think “victorian-style” for the gowns. As long as it’s rouched and/or has pick-up’s you SHOULD be set. (Or, the western-style gowns with the front cut short….)
Hope that helps!!!
My opinion: go with the black one (either short OR long) with the pick-ups. With that top… would look AWESOME!!! (Just add goggles, and it’d be perfect 😉 )
Post # 7
I’m usually not a fan of long dresses but I think for what you are going for its almost a must that they be long!
Post # 8
I think the first one (short/black with pick ups) is perfect and that bolero is to die for! I can’t wait to see your photos.
Post # 9
If you want a gear print around the hem, I think it would be easier to do it with a tea length dress. If you have a plain fabric and a hem like dress#2, you could have a seamstress add a strip of the print at the bottom of the skirt. It could easily be removed so the girls can wear their dresses again.
I really don’t think ribbon at the hem would work with dress #1 or #3 of the tea length dresses. You could consider adding a sash.
Alternatively you could get some printed fabric or ribbon and incorporate it into the swirls on the jacket.
Have you thought of contacting the manufacturer of the ties to see if you could get some extra fabric?
Here is a source for some steampunk fabrics:
Post # 10
@julies1949: The maker of the ties actually stamps them with fabric ink so it isn’t a printed fabric. If I could find some bigger gear stamps I’d add the details myself but that will probably not happen. Those fabrics are awesome though. If I can find one with a mroe delicate gear print I’d totally make table cloths..