(Closed) Are convertible dresses too casual for Bridesmaids dresses?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

something like two birds or dessy would be fine! also, they sell matching tube top things that your girls could wear over their strapless bras to give them more coverage if necessary.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think that dress could be worn with a bra. If there were spots where it was slipping (like @ the sides of the arms) I would probably just pin it to my bra from the inside to keep things covered.

There are strapless/convertable bras that can be worn with one strap, so I think there are tons of options there.

I love love love these dresses and wish I could afford one!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

If you’re going floor lenght as shown I wouldn’t worry about it being too informal. They are a jersey material, but there’s a bit of sheen to them. I think with the girls all done up (hair, makeup, jewlery, and heels) you won’t be concerned with the formality of the dress. BUT you’re totally right you can accessorize if you are.

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think that it really depends on what feels formal to you. They’re jersey knit, so if you think of other knit dresses that will give you an idea of how they look in person as far as fabric. 

As for wearing a bra, find a company that offers the tube tops to go under them. They make them in the same fabric, and it just adds more coverage. 

The main downside of these is that typically when you tie them to have coverage in the front, you lose it in the back, and vice versa. It’s hard to wrap them to give full coverage where you can wear a bra- hence the need for the tube tops under them. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m ordering mine through a seller on Etsy…we are definitely getting the tube tops for modesty.  Also, I’ve seen some have more intricate hems, which seem more “dressy” to me…I would love these if we weren’t on such a tight budget!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

my bridesmaids are doing convertible dresses, each with their own styles and we did a “test run” and i think it looks awesome. we have a beachside wedding, so it fit that sorta formality for sure. not sure what you’re working for, but imo, i think the fabric makes more difference than the style.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I also think that going with a darker color could increase the formality…. the picture you showed us is a deep blue, which gives a more “evening” look… if you went with something really light in color, it might make it look even more “daytime” and casual…. 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m facing the same problem! I am looking into the convertible dresses in a stretchy material (label says poly). I bought one for myself and love it for a formal look. I would likely do them in black but length is at the knee. Id like a relatively formal wedding, but worry the length and style of the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses isnt formal enough?

 

 

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