Post # 1
OK! I love the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses I’ve chosen. This dress will fit all body types and plus my awesome aunt is making them by hand!Awesome Deal Right? So heres the problem, all the groomsmen will be wearing converse + the groom! And I want them to look and feel comfty! My wedding theme is rustic vintage and my Bridesmaid or Best Man arent really high heel kinda gals which i can understand! so i thought the BM’s could wear converse too! But would they look good with the dress?
Bridesmaid or Best Man dress:
Fabric for Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses:
and the shoes im considering for them
So honest opinions?!
Post # 3
I think you found the perfect Converse match! I personally prefer heels, but if your BMs are uncomfortable, why the heck not wear Converse?! It’s unique and you’ll probably get some really fun pictures.
Post # 4
Honestly I don’t find this cute or appropriate for wedding. I think it’s immature. When else would you ever pair a dress with tennis shoes? never.
If they want to be in flats, find cute ballet flats that are occasion appropriate.
Post # 5
see thats the thing! we threw out the typical formal crap and want to feel oursevles! i cant stand things to be formal, me and my Fi are far from formal things! so i feel these are perfect! just wanted to see if it looks right :))
Post # 6
@cassandra102012: I didn’t say it wasn’t formal. I said it wasn’t cute. Ask yourself this questions: would you go to a wedding as a guest and pair a dress with converse? When you wear a dress for other occasions like church, brunch, a date, would you pair it with tennis shoes. Chances are your answer is no. Of course if this is your typical look then I guess go for it. But remember that it’s your bridesmaids wearing this outfit so you should really run it by them. I know that I would feel ridiculous if a bride asked me to wear this, (but still would, for her)
Post # 7
I have to agree that they look silly with a dress. You can find cheap ballet flats in black that will go with anyting.
Post # 8
I think it would be cuter if you did something that wasn’t the same color. Like this:
Post # 9
@Meowkers: I just want to say that I for one would wear a dress with tennis shoes, but I have disabilities and have had to learn that comfort is sometimes more important than fashion or formality. The only times I wear anything other than the tennis shoes my orthodics are in is when I’m in my wheelchair, obviously that is not always the case when people play with the rules of formality but I think it can be fun to put a little bit of who you are everyday into a formal event.
To the OP I think they look good, you’ve found a match for your dress fabric and I think it’s cute that your girls and guys will have matching footwear.
Post # 11
toms are a better idea like someone said already. plus the toms wedges are more comfortable than the flats!
Post # 12
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@kala_way: I agree!!! I love the sneaker idea and I don’t mind the sparkle. But it should be a different color
Post # 13
@Meowkers: I think Your response was rather rude, Just letting you know, converse with dresses is actually a HUGE up and coming fashion. I almost always wear converse with my dresses and everybody in my bridal party (even including my father, on his own terms) will be wearing converse. In fact, I hate flats (the “formal” kind). get a new pair of converse and keep them clean and they look great. however my point was that I think you calling this “immature” was VERY rude.
Post # 14
OP, I totally get your desire for everyone to be comfortable. Since you seem open to honest feedback, the first word that came to mind when I saw those particular shoes was “young.” Perhaps you could have your bridesmaids wear some basic Steve Madden flats. If you’re really into the added sparkle, this blog http://modernlywed.com/2011/09/06/tuesday-shoesday-diy-sparkly-shoes/ shows you how to use modge podge and glitter to make basic flats a little spicy.
Post # 15
I have to say, I find the converses very unflattering with a knee-length or tea-length dress. If your bridesmaids really like your idea, then obviously my opinion is completely irrelevant. However, if comfort is the problem with more formal shoes, I assure you there are plenty of shoes that look more flattering or appropriate while being more comfortable. I’ve worn new converses without socks before, and it took my feet days to recover from the trauma. If formal appearance is the problem with more formal shoes, then I’m not sure why you selected nice formal dresses. But again, if everyone who matters loves it, my opinion is irrelevant.
Post # 16
I think at the end of the day, you have to do what makes you happy. But, that isn’t what you are asking! 🙂 I think that ballet flats would be a better choice than converse, that way they are kinda dressy, yet kind of along the same lines as the Converse.