Post # 1
I told my bridesmaids they could choose a dress style, as long as it was the same color, fabric, and skirt style, from Aria Bridal. I have one bridesmaid who thinks the skirt style I chose looks funny on her. Should I say it’s okay for her to have a different skirt style? Will it look weird to have three of one, and one of the other?
Here are some pictures:
These are the skirt styles available…I asked them to choose “knee-length shirred” but she wants “knee-length column”.
These are the styles I asked them to choose from:
Post # 3
- 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 # 4
Anyone else have input? I’m going to bed, will check back in the morning and BUMP IT.
Post # 5
the pictures of the full bodies, the first three look really nice togther, i think the strapless looks out of place with them.
Post # 7
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
if the column looks good on her, so will the shirred! Stand your ground if that’s what you want.
Post # 9
@peachacid: Love your bump it!
Post # 10
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
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
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
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.
Post # 14
@RedAngelDreamer: See I disagree…with hips the column shape makes them balloon out and look awful; the shirred will hide them and just make the person look like they have a small waist. If someone doesn’t have hips the column looks fine because they’re just nice and straight.
She tried on the one with a shirred waist and it looked FINE…she is super skinny and so I think it just didn’t FIT.
I feel like I will be super demanding if I tell her to get the skirt I like. But she doesn’t care. UGH.
Post # 15
@4years3months7days: yeah, i think so too! no one is choosing strapless, though, so it’s fine. i just wanted them to have the option.