Post # 1
Just had my girls try on the Ann Taylor dresses I ordered for them – ‘Lemon Twist’ in three different styles. The problem is they look kind of… cheap. The fabric looks a little chintzy or something. It didn’t help that the zipper broke on one of the dresses on the first try. Has anyone used Ann Taylor Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses before? Did they look good? I’m hoping they’ll look great once they’ve got the shoes/hair/accessories going on.
Post # 3
they look very similar to Target’s bm dresses to me. I think maybe the problem is that the dress just looks really stiff in that picture, like it wouldn’t move much.
Post # 4
I don’t know anything about the quality personally, but the dress is the photo is really pretty! I’ve bought regular clothes from Ann Taylor in the past and haven’t had quality issues, so hopefully the broken zipper was an isolated incident.
Post # 5
One of my sister’s friends used Ann Taylor Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses for her wedding last summer and i think they turned out really great. They were a blue color and looked very pretty on everyone. Hope that helps!
Post # 6
As an avid AT shopper (over 90% of my wardrobe) I can tell you that the quality has gone down over the past year (many items now come unlined, unhemed, etc.) Not sure with Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses though. For a good understanding at the overall situation, you can read http://momstowork.com/04/14/ann-taylor-ann-taylor-why-must-you-suck-so-much/
Post # 7
Jenny did you use those dresses & how was the fit? Do you have to order them online? I hate ordering online without trying on. I’d like to order that exact dress for my BMs.
Post # 8
@lovlea1: Hi, just saw this. Yes, we did use the dresses. The great thing about going with retail dresses was the ability for my girls to make exchanges. All my bridesmaids ended up exchanging their dresses for either a different style and/or size. We did have to do all the ordering online, I’m pretty sure their “Celebrations” line is online only. Their sizing seemed pretty normal/true to size if a little bit big. Ann Taylor also frequently has sales for 30-40% off, so if you can wait it out for a sale, the price is pretty good too. My concerns about the quality of the dress were a non-issue. They photographed really nicely, and let’s be real, they are probably not ever going to wear the dress again.
What color are you thinking of?
Post # 9
My friend had us wear Ann Taylor Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses for her wedding, and I have to say they did not flatter any of us and they were pretty pricey for the quality. Now, I shop at Ann Taylor all the time for everyday clothes and LOVE it, but would not get Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses from there.
Post # 10
We had Ann Taylor dresses for my brother’s wedding that we bought off the rack no less. They were great but this was 10 years ago so perhaps the quality had changed as a pp mentioned.