Following up on this…
193 was not yet available in Canada – and we wanted to ensure that the girls were able to try it on. 3 of 4 girls tried on 521, and 2 of 4 girls (with diff bodies) tried on 165.
My thoughts on 521: I loved the sash, but didn’t like it tied in the front. To tie it in the back, you would lose the satin material on the outside. I wasn’t a fan of this. It looked great on the tall girls, but made my shorter Bridesmaid or Best Man look shorter and heavy (and she’s not heavy! She has a beautiful body!). The bust was also neat with the extended sweetheart neckline, but it didn’t give much shape. 521 is great for tall lean girls.
My thoughts on 165: LOVED IT. It looked great on ALL bodies. The sweetheart neckline is very flattering. The rouching of the material is just right – and the waist falls in just the right place (compared to 193 as we were unsure). The sweetheart was first described as deep by my shorter Bridesmaid or Best Man, but on a second try it looked FAB (the 193 looks like the sweetheart neckline is not as deep).
All girls said the BL dresses felt well made and they were very reasonable in terms of pricing (more to come on this in a second). They are flattering, and they have beautiful colours. J Crew makes similar long dresses, but the prices are double.
I took a risk and ordered from bestbridalprices.com. I chose not to order from canadian salons, as they were priced between 225-263$! bestbridalprices.com price matched from another site that guarantees authentic dresses – and with extra length @ 30$ a girl, the dresses came to 163, plus free shipping to my US border mailbox (Kinek.com). The dresses will be arriving early June, so I will keep you posted!
Sizes – will also keep you posted, but we all decided to go by the waist and bust size. We will see how it all fits!!
I am very excited! More photos to come when the dresses are on and ready!
*sorry for the bad quality phone photos*
521 on the left, 165 on the right – both flattering.
521 made my shorter Bridesmaid or Best Man not look as good. 165 looked better on both!
165 looked great on my Bridesmaid or Best Man who was worried about not looking girly in a dress.