Post # 1
My Bridesmaids range from skinny to “BBW/very heavy” & I am fine with them choosing their own dress styles;however, I want only 3 things to be the same on all the dresses: the color, length & fabric. My problem? I don’t know what fabric(s) will flatter ALL the girls equally. I don’t want my bigger girls to feel uncomfortable, but I also don’t want to let them all have different fabric. To complicate matters, they all live in different states! Help, help! Thanks Bees 🙂
Post # 3
I am going through the same thing. My idea was to go through David’s Bridal and pick a common color and then have my bridesmaids pick out any dress as long as it was in that color and kneelength. That being said, my sister then found a David’s Bridal dress that is in a pattern. My other bridesmaids, who are all different sizes love it, so now I guess I get matching bridesmaids after all. Here is the dress that my bridesmaids, ranging from size 6 to 22 want to wear:
Post # 4
If I were you, I’d avoid flowy, figure-revealing fabrics like chiffon, satin, or silk, all of which have the potential to make their wearers–even thin girls–look dumpy. I’d stick to stiffer fabrics that can create clean lines and lots of structure. A well-structured dress looks nice on everyone, and if the fabric is a little heavier-duty, it will work to actively give your bigger girls a shape while still being flattering on the figures of your smaller girls.
Post # 5
I’m in a similar position.. I have 4 BMs and I chose the fabric, length, and color for their dresses. They vary from very thin & petite to plus size. I chose chiffon mostly because of the climate. We will be in the Caribbean, so it will definitely be warm. I also love that chiffon is light, breathable, and flowy. With the proper undergarments, I believe that it’s flattering to most body types. The shape/cut of the dress also deeply affects how good it will look on certain body types, regardless of the fabric.