What do you think about this bridesmaid dress I chose?

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Should this dress be the bridesmaid dress?
    yes : (22 votes)
    42 %
    no, not a fan : (20 votes)
    38 %
    keep looking : (10 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

    I LOVE the color, but I feel like it’s not quite perfect in two ways:

    1. It doesn’t scream “turn of the century mansion setting” to me, I think more “Brooklyn ultrachic dockside brewery with a very hip couple” which may not fit the theme. Mansions are a little more traditional in styling, I think.

    2. It is a style that is flattering on a very, VERY limited number of people. If you have any bridesmaids who aren’t 5’9″ and a size 00, they’re going to look frumpy at best (or topheavy/overflowingly chubby at worst.)

     

    I say keep the color and see if you can find anything else with that sort of lovely detailing/beading along the neckline.

    Post # 3
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    39 posts
    Newbee

    Love your dress!! But no to the bridesmaids 

    Post # 4
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If the bridemaids found the dress, I assume they like it.I also assume they wouldn’t pick a dress in a style they didn’t think would be flattering to themsleves.

    Do you like it? That’s all that counts.

    It’s a gorgeous dress. No one in their right mind would expect that anyone wears circa 1900 clothing, so you are free to pick the look you love.

    l

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee

    Hmmm…. I am not sure about the dress… what are some other ideas you had? (also, love your wedding dress! is it an allure?)

    Post # 9
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    1749 posts
    Bumble bee

    My issue with it is that I feel your dress looks far more formal and the bm dresses are pretty casual to me.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

    julies1949:  Who said anything about wearing 1900s dresses? In my opinion, formal setting = more formal dresses, casual setting = more casual dresses, beach wedding = things that are comfortable to wear on the beach, etc. Rappig:  pins it down – they just look too ultra mod casual to me for a formal Edwardian mansion. Not to my tastes, for the reasons in my post. However …

    tkala:  If your bridesmaids chose them and liked them, that’s really the perfect scenario! They may not be what I would choose, but the lace detailing on the sleeves well complements the lace in your gown. Same with the “touch of bling.” They certainly won’t clash, if that was your concern, and as I said – the color is marvelous!

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    tkala:  I think it looks stunning on the model but I would get your girls to try it on before ordering. That cut might not suit everyone 🙂

    Post # 12
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    1499 posts
    Bumble bee

    tkala:  I like the dresses on their own, but I don’t think they “go” with your dress, to be honest. Your dress is so structured with the stunning lace and has a lot of glamour. I feel like the maids dress is too flowy, almost more of a wedding guest dress.

    I also would suggest a different colour for the bridesmaids. Seeing as you said you weren’t looking for a purple dress, I don’t know if you are attached to it still. But I think with the pretty colour in your wedding dress, I would go with a more neutral colour so yours really pops. Like a charcoal grey would be stunning, and would look pretty in your venue and with the rest of the colours!

    Post # 13
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    rachel85:  It’s not all about you. I wasn’t talking about you nor referencing you.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

    julies1949:  Then who/what were you referencing, if I might ask? You were expecting a swarm of bees clamoring out of the woodwork to specify that you can only wear period pieces in period locations? Because if your comment wasn’t a subtle jab at my saying the dress could be construed as too modern for the setting, it really has no context.

    I don’t know if it’s the phase of the moon or what, but it feels like the snark-o-meter on the Bee has gone wild the past few days.

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