(Closed) Bridesmaid dress help please!

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Bridesmaids should be able to choose...
    everything - it's more "vintage rustic" that way : (4 votes)
    10 %
    nothing - it's YOUR wedding and you want an oompa-loompa NOW : (8 votes)
    20 %
    just the style - they should go with the color, fabric, and skirt style you like : (15 votes)
    38 %
    the style and the skirt - but the color and fabric you chose : (10 votes)
    25 %
    Alex Krycek has one arm. : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    I’m curvy and I prefer the column type, the other would make me look super hippy, but If I were your bridesmaid I would put up with it for a day for you 🙂  I think it will definitely set her apart from the others — do you want that? or would you be okay with it?

    Post # 5
    411 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    the pictures of the full bodies, the first three look really nice togther, i think the strapless looks out of place with them.

    Post # 6
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    ^ good point!

    Post # 7
    776 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think it would look out of place honestly.  What is her reasoning for thinking it won’t work with her body type?  If it’s truly going to look awful, then personally I’d rather her be put in a better shape for her body type. (But if it were me, and that were the case, I would feel the need to have all mixed skirts as well as tops)   But if she’s just being overly critical of it, then I’d ask her to please stick to your choices.  

    Post # 8
    11747 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    if the column looks good on her, so will the shirred! Stand your ground if that’s what you want. 

    Post # 9
    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1999

    @peachacid:  Love your bump it!  Smile

    Post # 10
    1238 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    i asked my ‘maids to choose a dress that was a shade of purple, nothing satin-y or too modern looking, and nothing slutty (haha!)

    they all chose beautiful dresses, and I loved the coordinated mismatched look. Two were used consignment dresses, and one already owned the perfect dress. Needless to say, they all loved me for not making them spend a lot of money on their attire.

    Post # 11
    2009 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It will look weird.  If the column will look good, I think the shirred will look better by nipping in her waist and skimming the hips.


    Post # 12
    901 posts
    Busy bee

    I can definitely see how the shirred would look extremely unflattering on anyone who has hips. I think the column style is much better suited for anyone with any semblance of an hourglass shape.

    Post # 13
    515 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I really wanted to vote for “Alex Krychek has one arm”… but I decided to be serious this time. I think if you have a Bridesmaid or Best Man who will be uncomfortable in a certain style, you shouldn’t force it. Mismatched Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses can look cute and if you just choose the fabric and colour and give them some options for the shape of the dress, it will probably look great AND you’ll have happy BMs.

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