Post # 1
Please provide honest feedback about the dress below all bridesmaids are relatively the same skin tone as what’s pictured below. Almost forgot, we are going to shorten the dress by removing the chiffon from hanging below the skirt hem.
Post # 2
Are you going to remove all of the chiffon over hanging the dress – front and back? If so, I’m not sure why you picked this particular style to begin with.
I don’t like the angle the one strap cuts the chest at. The dress might look better if it were a little larger though.
Post # 3
MOHlookingForIdeas: Thank you for your reply and thoughts! I see what you’re saying about the strap. The chiffon would be cut shorter to match the hem of the skirt underneath. What about the color against the skin tone and when next to a white bridal gown?
Post # 4
It’s a pretty wishy washy color. In the interests of full disclosure, I really dislike one shouldered dresses.
Post # 5
Honestly, I think you should consider going with a shade darker or a shade lighter, or a different color altogether. Maybe it’s just the lighting in this photo, but that color looks way too close to her skin-tone. It looks kind of like she’s wearing a flesh-colored dress. There are lots of other pretty pinks that will add a little bit more contrast between the fabric and skin! 🙂
Post # 6
I agree with previous posters, the color isn’t the most flattering against her skin tone.
Post # 7
Thank you all for the quick replies, I really appreciate your opinions, please keep them coming even if it’s a repeat/agreement with previous posts.
We were thinking it was close to skin tone, some of the girls like it and thought it might be OK if everyone got good tans (or spray on). So the more opinions on this, the better, since it may be a hard sell to change colors.
If the chiffon layer is hemmed up, is the length OK for a wedding, or too short? It’s actually listed under the “Cocktail Dress” section instead of “Bridesmaid.”
Post # 8
Mdm108: I think it would be too short if you shorten the chiffon all the way to the bottom of the skirt hem. You could leave the chiffon a couple of inches longer than the skirt hem.
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY
I would either go lighter or darker, so the color doesn’t blend with the skin. Also agree with PP that the chiffon should be a few inches longer than the skirt hem.
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle
I don’t care for it. That colour doesn’t look good on pale people. I also don’t like the lace under the chiffon. The thing on the shoulder is a bit off too.
Post # 11
I wouldn’t want my bridesmaids in a dress that short personally. I also agree with maybe going a shade darker or lighter, the color is very close to her skin tone. If you left the chiffon the length would be ok.
Post # 13
Mdm108: My overall opinion of the dress in UNFLATTERING. The color doesn’t do much for this skin tone and I can’t imagine this cut and tight fit being well suited for varying body types. I don’t care for the design at all…
Post # 14
If you want it honest, here it goes…
Color: No, I agree with everyone, too close to skin/flesh tone and it also looks 1900’s grandma “antique” style. This will also make the bride’s dress sort of wash out and the bridesmaids look like they’re wearing a dirty dress.
Style: I agree with the strap comments, and the overall dress looks like an 80’s style throwback, with cheap looking appliques.
Length: I agree with comments about shortening the chiffon, definitely lowers the class of the dress and the occasion. If you’re going to shorten it, I agree that it should be at least a little below the hem of the skirt underneath.
OVERALL: If you shorten it and stick with this color, it will look like you are wearing a dirty toga headed to a frat/sorority party… 🙁
Sorry for being so burtally honest, but I think you should look for another dress, as there are TONS of other choices! :o)