(Closed) Are these really that bad??!?!

posted 11 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@courtbu17: haha why are people so rude???? i wore a bridesmaid dress for my friend’s wedding that was not so forgiving to the bust line (and i’m a g cup, so it was plenty obvious).  at the end of the evening, her drunk, hillbilly relative told me, “between you and me, i can’t believe those stayed in there” and gestured towards my breasts.  i was mortified. 

Post # 18
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Honey bee

I think they’re fine dresses, and ultimately a bridesmaid should wear what you want (within reason), and it’s awesome that your parents will be paying for the dresses and that you’re giving the girls a choice…

BUT (knew that was coming, eh?) all three dresses ultimately have more or less the same silhouette. Like your bridesmaid, I know that NONE of those dresses would flatter my figure, and I’m 5′ 8″ and a size 8. I have a pretty normal body, but the way the waist line fall on those three dresses would make me look VERY thick.

Could you open the options up to include a different waist line? Or any dress of that fabric by Jenny Yoo?

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

They don’t look hard to wear at all!

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I would say its the waist line that she doesnt like, they all have the same one.

 I’m 5’1 120 and that waist line looks HORRIBLE on even me! I would let her pick something that makes her feel better about herself.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee

While I think they are beautiful, the first two DO look hard to wear IMO.  The waist in is kind of a weird spot and even the model looks a tad hippy because of it.

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

See, I’m 5’9″ and a size 8, and I think all three of those dresses would look great on me.  Pretty much every dress I own are those silhouettes.

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - Anthony’s Fine Dining

I LOVE them, but I know my bmaids have expressed to me that chiffon is a difficult fabric to mask problem areas.  They also tend to not work as well with Spanx because they tend to cling to seams, etc.  Maybe if they really wanted Spanx they could wear a slip in between to help with some of the static?  I think the cut of those dresses might help prevent this problem…they look pretty flattering!  Personally, I ultimately decided against chiffon, but mostly because satin looked better with my dress.  I do think the chiffon would look better with yours.  Maybe if your bmaids are concerned, you could have one or two of them try on and kinda feel out their comfort level?

Post # 26
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Bumble bee

@MindyLou: Honestly?  No, it’s really not all that flattering on her.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am about her size and I wouldn’t be worried about the curves becuase I can just wear spanx. But I would be worried about the length. I am 5’2″ and dresses that length tend to make me look like a little oompa loompa. As long as she can get the bottom shortened it shouldn’t be a problem, and it would look beautiful on her!

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I can totally see what her issue with the dress is. Is there a similar style with the wrap under the bust that would prob make her feel better.

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I LOVE those dresses! Especially with them being free, I wouldn’t hesitate to wear it .

My girls wore chiffon, and my Maid/Matron of Honor isn’t skinny (but not obese) and she looked beautiful. As long as it fits properly, all your girls will look gorgeous in these dresses.

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