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

posted 11 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I dont think anyone would nit-pick what she looks like but my concern would be if she feels uncomfortable its going to show. I know I want my girls to look & feel their best.

Post # 32
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It is a bit unflattering on her but I think it  could be greatly improved without the bow. Any chance of an option without the bow?

That being said, I don’t think she should complain especially, because she doesn’t have to pay. And she really shouldn’t blast facebook with something like that. 

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The straples dress is definitely unflattering on her. I think the chiffon isn’t good for her hips. Also, any horizontal line will make a short woman look shorter. Personally I’d rather pay for a dress that is flattering than have a free, but unflattering dress when I have to stand up in front of the whole wedding. I do love those dresses and Jenny Yoo in general. Perhaps you can find something with princess seams to be slimming in the middle, and different non-drapy fabric like silk dupioni. Stiffer fabrics are better for short women with “problem areas.”

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My girls will pick there own dresses. I am also a Bridesmaid or Best Man in a wedding in Oct and she let everyone pick what they wanted.

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it is cute but the bow and length are both slightly questionable. I am going to be honest here though in hopes of helping you out — one of my bridesmaids was big, bigger than yours, and I stressed and stressed over dresses and it was probably the thing I deliberated over the most early in planning. I wanted to make sure she looked good and felt comfortable. I even ventured away from traditional bridesmaids dresses because they are often unflattering, and spent a lot of money buying dresses online and shipping them back. Eventually I just picked one from a bridal salon. Did she look the best she has ever looked in her life? No. Bridesmaids dresses are not always going to be the best dress ever. But she looked pretty, it fit into our color scheme/style, and she wore it with a smile on her face like bridesmaids have for generations, and like I certainly will at her wedding. 

So basically, don’t worry too much. 

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The third style you posted would look great on any girl out there with an hourglass/curvy figure. I am a size 10 and have an hourglass figure and know that anything that is a wrap or faux wrap tends to look great on my body type. I wore a similar style as Maid/Matron of Honor in a friend’s wedding last year and it look fabulous.

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think she’d look best in the dress with straps, but the options you chose are all lovely to me.

(Seriously.  I would totally wear that sucker again in the color you’ve picked out.)

And I understand wanting your bridesmaids to be comfortable, but it’s not your job to ensure that she looks like a supermodel.  I’m with Miss Octopus on this one – part the job is wearing a dress that may or may not be your cup of tea, and my closet has the baby blue satin to prove it.

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You can’t please them all.  It’s probably just not her taste… but I really think those dresses would be very flattering on her.  If she’s not paying for it, she can’t be that picky!

Post # 40
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Blushing bee

That dress would like fine on her if she stood up straight and wore a pair of long line (bra line to mid thigh) spanx.  I’ve worn spanx under every kind of dress (and costume) you could imagine.  Chiffon or not, you can’t see them.  I promise. 

I just did a show for six months where my costume was a tiny tiny slip and I wore spanx the whole time and no one noticed. 

SPANX cure everything. 

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

That’s a sample, so if it’s not her size, of course it’s going to pull across her hips and look unflattering.  It’s also too long.  Her real dress won’t look like that!

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it looks great.  She needs to just suck it up, it’s your day.

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I agree that dress is not flattering! I honestly think its the fabric and the waistline. I’d wear it anyways if thats what the bride chose, but I would never pick a dress (as a bride) for my Bridesmaid or Best Man to wear that didn’t flatter them.

Post # 45
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I see where the problem is, I can’t blame her for feeling uncomfortable with the fit. I think she should try the third dress and go for spanx or a bustier underneath.

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