Post # 1
I am having the hardest time trying to find bridesmaid dresses, and I figured this would be one of the easier tasks on my long list of wedding to-do’s. I have decided to let the ladies pick their own dress, as long as its black and not completely different fabric materials…but alas, they are all still looking for my opinion and my guidance. So in response I have been all over with my Maid/Matron of Honor to look and we have all been searching for online sites as well…heres the main issue: I have four maids, all with VERY different body types…so every time we find a dress that looks good on the hanger, it ends up not looking so good on the person. Each maid will have a different dress (style and length)…I am in search for a good source or website where we can order dresses and not pay an arm and a leg for it…all the local places we have been to seem to only have super short bubbley type dresses (which I would totally rock out, but they all HATE their legs and want something a little longer)….does anyone have any suggestions?????
Post # 3
There are a few bridesmaid dress designers that offer “separates” where you mix-and-match the skirt and top. All the pieces are made in the same material. You could easily get away with picking one skirt that all girls wear, and they can choose the top that covers and supports as needed! These kinds of dresses would cost about the same as most bridesmaid dresses at the boutiques – around $130 and up.
Here’s an example of one designer that offers separates, just to give an idea of what’s out there:
Another option is Macy’s / Boston Store / other higher-end department store. Around this time of year, they have a very large inventory of dresses for prom season. If you can manage to bring all your girls out together and do a massive dress-try-on spree, you’re sure to find at least a couple dresses that fit your style and work for all the girls, and for less than boutique prices. Most stores would even be able to order you in the right size if they don’t have all your girls’ sizes on the rack.
Best of luck!!
Post # 4
My 3 BMs range from short and skinny to tall and plus size. They all found Alfred Angelo chiffon dresses they liked and felt comfortable in. They’re all considered cocktail length dresses, but they fell just below the knee on all three of my girls.
ETA: AA also lets you add 3 inches of additonal length to any dress for a few dollars more, whcih would make the cocktail length closer to tea length.