Post # 1
Bees, my Bridesmaid or Best Man want to start looking for Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and hopefully buy them during cyber monday. They can pick their own dresses as long as they check off the following requirements:
1. Deep purple color
2. Floor length
3. Similar fabric (shiny vs not shiny, taffeta/satin vs chiffon for example)
The feeling I’m going for is elegant glamorous but still laid back/rustic(ish). Think lots of gold accents, candles, tall centerpieces, Chiavari chairs, letterpress invitations, but messy flowers, wood and the outdoors. Point is, it’s a formal affair.
Question is, which fabric is more formal? Is there a difference or is it just personal preference?
Also, one of my Bridesmaid or Best Man is a size 16+ and I don’t know what would be more flattering on her. I could ask but I know her weight is a sensitive topic and she’s the one who pointed out that out of my 8 Bridesmaid or Best Man (yes I know that’s a lot) she’s the only one who’s not a size 2. I fear she might feel I’m being rude or tactless by asking her specifically.
Post # 3
This is my wedding dress btw. It has a semi- cathedral length train since I’m kinda short that’s how the chapel length ended up being lol
Any suggestions for Bridesmaid or Best Man dress styles that you style experts think might work would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 4
@minipenguin: There are beautiful formal gowns in both fabrics.
I do however suggest that chiffon is more flattering for larger girls. Shiny fabrics reflect the light and photograph differently than chiffon.
Post # 5
I’d be careful with the shiny fabrics. They aren’t flattering on a lot of women, and it’s not unusual for them to look cheap.
I suggest going with chiffon or other matte fabrics, because they look good on almost all shapes and sizes of bodies and move nicely. It also sounds like a matte fabric would work well with your wedding decor.
Post # 6
Chiffon is flattering on a lot of different bodies. Formality will also depend of how their hair is done, what accents/jewelery is used… personally, I think the long chiffon dresses look more formal than short styles
Post # 7
I think that shiny fabric in general, photographs looking like complete and utter garbage under anything but the most ideal lighting and cameras. It reminds me of like, the $30 Halloween costumes. Matte fabric forever!
Post # 8
@minipenguin: I’m all for the non-shiny…much nicer and more classic
Post # 9
@minipenguin: I picked not shiny and OMG your dress is so freaking gorgeous! For a plus size Bridesmaid or Best Man I would look for something with ruching or a wrap style. Definitely not a sheath.