(Closed) Bridesmaid Dress for varying shaped girls…. suggestions welcomed!

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 17
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Bumble bee

@Merlin29:  definitely chiffon fabric is the best as its flowy, halter dresses will look good on small chests and big chests and empire waists

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

This is an empire waist and loose Chiffon the rest of the way, my girls are a little on the heavy side so they all said they felt comofrtable and beatuiful in this, which is what I wanted 🙂

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Merlin29:  I’m having my seamstress make them up for me since I can’t find the specific color I want anywhere. But I’ve seen them on dessy and etsy and from various online boutiques.

@JrzyGurl:  I did have them try on one that she had previously made. My bm also put the tube top of the same material under it so she can wear a normal bra for more support. As for the clingyness, most of my bm’s will probably wear spanx under it to smooth everything. They all actually liked the dresses…which saved me a lot of hassle.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I went with a long chiffon Bridesmaid or Best Man dress. If my “lots to love” Bridesmaid or Best Man would have gotten her dress altered, it would have been even more flattering but I still think the chiffon material was a good choice.

 

 

Post # 21
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Blushing bee

6 bridesmaids also with very different body types. Picked a color and fabric from bill levikoff and let them choose their dress. Just went for 1st fitting and they look amazing!! I’m not a fan of too much matchy matchy anyway. Guys are all wearing a different tie but in same shades if green. 

 

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Merlin29:  Have you considered choosing a color and then letting the girls pick any dress in that color?  For example- all of my girls got thier dresses from DB.  Personally, I think almost anything in there compliments each other (for the most part).  Most important thing for me was that each of them was comfortable in what they are wearing.

And they each ended up going with a different dress. 

1 got a satin-y Vera Wang, My sis (MOH) got a Vera that has a 2 different textures- it’s fricken awesome.  1 got a chiffon, and one got a black DB brand dress with a matching “jacket” if you will.  They picked them out (I went with all of them)- they know what they feel most comfortable in.  My sister has an average body type (bigger bootie though, smaller everywhere else), one will have had a baby 1 month before the wedding, another will be about 4 or 4.5 months pregnant during the wedding, and the other is relatively short with average body- so there are quite a few different things going on there!!

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MrsEME:  +1 I did this also.

My girls will all have the same red color, however each girl has a different body. We’re talking MoH is a size 4, one Bridesmaid or Best Man is a size 20, and the third was pregnant when we picked out dresses. She has since had the baby but her body has changed quite a bit, especially her breasts.

They each picked a dress they LOVED (and are so excited to wear and feel fabulous in, which I feel like is so important for them) and it’s the same color. In fact, MoH’s dress is short and the other two girls are long. It works out since that is now the feature that sets MoH apart. 🙂

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I went with Mori Lee 285 in Marine blue and it looks great on all my girls. For reference, I have a bridemaid that is about 5’5″ and 100 lbs all the way to a Bridesmaid or Best Man that is only 5’2″ and has a lot of curves. It looked so flattering on everyone and they all loved it!

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I used chiffon and it was amazing on all my girls who are all different sizes.   It was very slimming.

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am trying the Kennedy Blue line, and I believe they have long dresses (I’m using the short chiffon) in multiple fabrics.  They have a decent findtrybuy program because they are mostly online and only have one store.  Multiple necklines though, which is why I liked them.

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My three girls are all differnt shapes and sizes (and there is almost 1ft of height between the tallest and shortest!) so we went for light and floaty, nothing too clingy or busty, and they all felt more comfortable in floor length (especailly my tiny bridesmaid – she wants to wear big heels to pump her height up!!)

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Although my girls could all be models (damn them!), they are all different shapes (and 2 out of the 4 are actively trying to conceive so there may be some baby bumps!) and there was some arguments about the neckline (one refused to wear strapless, another refused to wear straps, one will be breast feeding and would like to keep the utters accessible etc.) so we compromised on chiffon convertible dresses in the style of jenny yoo’s monarch and had jasmines make them so they were within budget. I originally was looking at the standard convertible dress, but that jersey fabric is AWFUL! its so unforgiving, even on the models, and they are quite pricey for what they are….

I’m very happy we chose this style, I think they’ll work beautifully, each girl can choose her own neckline, but theres still the fluidity in that they’re all wearing the same dress, in the same length, with the same colour and fabric. 

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Merlin29:  I am in similar situation with living distances! I am from Canada, so my bridesmaids are all there, two are in the same town as the wedding will be, one is about a 4 hour drive away, the other is on the other side of the country (9 hour flight), and I’m on another continent (Ireland) so the ordering online worked well. I sent the girls to different places to try on dresses but it was frustrating that there wasn’t any consistency in the dresses between stores (even chains like david’s bridal had a huge discreptancy between what dresses one store had, and what the other one had) so the dresses that one girl tried on and loved, wasn’t available for the others to try on!

Ordering online made the most sense for us.

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