Post # 1
I’m giving my bridesmaids separate, individualized gifts they want that they won’t be wearing on the wedding day and then, for the wedding, they’re wearing whatever dress they want in any shade of a neutral color I picked (so they’re getting good gifts and they’re less restricted on what they’re wearing for my wedding than most).
I prefer to have some cohesion to getting ready pics (it’ll be for only 3-4 hrs at most before the ceremony).
I sew and they’ve all teased me trying to get me to make something for them- I’m thinking about sewing maxi skirts (convertible into tube dresses) for them to wear on the wedding day. I’ll make each bridesmaid a skirt in a color or pattern she likes- they’re uber comfortable and it’ll work perfectly for the weather at our venue. Since they’re stretchy, they’ll fit well (even if one or two change sizes or get pregnant before then). Each girl can wear the skirt with whatever bathingsuit, shirt, or tube top she wants or just wear it as a dress.
I’d make something like the pics below- what do you think?
if you fold the top down, it’s a maxi skirt w/ a yoga waist band:
My original post is http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/what-would-you-want-to-wear-while-getting-ready#axzz2ty8cLcNR, but I’ve narrowed it way down based on my bridesmaids’ preferences and would love your opinions. My ladies wouldn’t all be comfortable in robes (or already have robes they like more), I’m not getting them anything w/bridesmaid role on it etc., button-down tops aren’t a good option b/c it’ll be hot and some girls are too busty for the shirts to fit right (others wouldn’t wear them again).
Some bees get upset about wearing something similar while getting ready, but mine will all be fine with it if I buy or make them something they like and would be comfortable in. Their hair, makeup, nails, shoes, and dress can be fully plain or nearly anything they want (I just asked for a grey/silver short dress from any store or from their closet). After, they can keep the getting ready item, wear it around the house, give it away, or give it back to me- it’s fully fine. So please no suggestions that I not have any cohesive look while getting ready.
Post # 3
I think the skirts are cute, and I’d totally wear one to get ready and then after your wedding day. My only request as a tall girl would be to make sure it was long enough for me. 🙂
Post # 4
@Shkragoldfish: I like them a lot! I’d definitely like wearing those while getting ready. I’d definitely wear it after the wedding, too.
Post # 5
@Gemstone: Yes, good point. The tallest bridesmaids are only 2 inches taller than me, so I’ll definitely accommodate that. A good thing w/these skirts/dresses is that you also have the option to wear em lower or higher on your waist too, so there’s a lot of “wiggle room” and I don’t need exact measurements.
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Cute, and I love that it’s not monogrammed- they’ll use this for years.
Post # 7
@Shkragoldfish: Whatever the reason I would be very exicted for a friend to sew me one of those 🙂 Do you have a pattern, I woudnt mind having a go myself!
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Cute! I’d probably wear it as a skirt with a button down shirt, cause my flat chest looks terrible in strapless stuff…
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2014 - Beach
I love them 🙂 Great choice
Post # 10
Yea sure…it’s a cute idea!
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
@Shkragoldfish: I feel like I spent basically all last summer trying to find a skirt just like that, and when I finally found one I wore it EVERYWHERE, so I would be well up for one of those.
Post # 12
@Shkragoldfish: That’s a great idea! They look adorable and love that it’s convertible. I’d wear the crap out of that after the wedding.
Post # 13
@Shkragoldfish: I have a skirt/dress like that from J. Crew and I wear it *all the time* in summer. Go for it!
Post # 15
I too think it’s a great idea. They can choose what type of top they want to wear with it, so it should work for all.
Post # 16
@Shkragoldfish: I think it’s a better idea than robes for sure, because it’s much more wear-able! And it’s really cool that you’re sewing them yourself. Very meaningful! 🙂