(Closed) BM dresses that they will feel comfortable in

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

My sister sounds similar to your Bridesmaid or Best Man… We ended up going with a V neck similar to your second photo. The straps were wide enough that she could wear a decent bra and feel comfortable. The dresses are in, and she loves it!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

sashes add bulk and make the waist look larger…. a full figured woman doesnt look so great in these styles.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

You might want to for-go any strapless, spaghetti straps or halter styles. If she’s bigger up top, she’s going to struggle getting bras to work with those styles. I think you’d be better off with the second style with the wider straps and v-neck – but again, be careful of them being too low-cut – because she’ll be popping out of them inadvertently. 

Maybe something like this?

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Or even this:

After Six

Post # 7
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Honey bee

@pokergirl84: really? I would think (depending on the height and width) they would help define the waist???

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

hmmm i am size 14 and a 36 D… i dont look good in dresses where the sash is right under the bust bc i look preggos… its better for me when the sash hits at my waist (the smallest part of me) something like this would look great on me… i also actually like strapless and with the right undergarment most busty ladies look fabulous in them 🙂 oh and sweetheart necklines are my best friend… seriously… for my body… it does wonders 🙂

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Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@jaguar: that first one would give her monoboob, i think, but that second one I want for myself!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@helenberrycrunch: haha, very true – the second one is hot! I do love it too. honestly, it’s hard to say without her trying them on – so I would just try a whole stack on, see what she picks out for herself & see what happens! Dress shopping is weird.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

steph is right. I have seen BMs in these sorta gowns with the sash under the bust and trust me it looked bad. they were self consicous too.  Most of my friends are larger proportioned as am I and I would never chose something like that for them.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I picked a color and designer, and my BM’s tried on dresses and picked their favorites.  They would give me veto power, but I really liked their choices and know that they are getting their favorite and something they would choose to rewear.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

see what i mean? this dress gives her more bulk around her waist and shortens her torso…. i hated it as did she.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

that is an alfred angelo design btw

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@stephanie63087:What website are those two dresses from? They’re both so cute!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’d definitely avoid spaghetti straps if she has a large bust.  Maybe you could have her go out and try on a bunch of dresses and send you pictures?  I did this for my sister’s wedding and that’s how we ended up finding the dresses.  That way you can see how they look on her.  Maybe give her some guidelines (e.g. it has to come in this colour, it has to be this length).

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