Post # 1
So myself and a few of my BMs have fallen in love with Bari Jay Style 131. I’ve tried in on (few sizes too big but pinned) and thought it looked great, but still a little concerned that it may make everyone look pregnant with the pleating in the front.
Here is the dress on the model and me. Thoughts? Anyone have a Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress similar?? I want the girls to feel comfortable and I know I’d be mortified if I thought I looked pregnant!
Post # 3
@mrscran: I don’t think it makes you look pregnant. It is a very cute dress!
Post # 4
I agree, it doesnt make you look pregnant at all. I like the dress too!
Post # 5
the “poof” at the front will actually help to hide tummy bumps if any of your girls have it. so i say go for it!
Post # 6
for me as a size 14 in my wedding dress anything pleated in the front makes me look like im 4 months at least prego!!!! for a smaller girl like a size 2 to 8 it looks super cute!!!
Post # 7
but for who is wearing the dress in the pic its looks really cute im jealous!!!
Post # 8
Almost got this for my BMs but had an issue with one of them hating it… _I_ love it though and think it’s super suitable for many body types!
Post # 9
It’s so cute! Heck, I want it!!
Post # 10
Have any of your BM’s had kids? It might accentuate the baby bump that many mom’s have. If you don’t – it is such a cute dress, wish I could wear it.
Post # 11
I think where the waistband sits makes a huge difference with the pleating. In the photos you shared it is just at natural waist level, which is flattering. too high in an empire position and it would look maternity.
Bridesmaids with a longer torso might need to have it altered a bit to let the waist sit low enough.
I think its a great dress choice.
Post # 12
I love it. Just recently wore a Bari Jay silimiar to this for a friends wedding. It will look great 🙂
Post # 13
If your BMs are large chested, I’d stay away from styles like this. Otherwise, I think it’s great!
Post # 14
If you have slim BMs it will be great. If your BMs are in the double digit sizes, they will look awful.
Post # 15
If your BMs are even a little heavy, it will look like they are pregnant. This only works on tiny BMs.
Post # 16
Our dress had pleating in thr front and kind of stuck out a little, but no one looked preggo. One problem we did have was with wrinkling!