(Closed) Bridesmaid dress shopping nightmare…please help!

posted 11 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
2143 posts
Buzzing bee

Maybe just try going to a shop they generally buy clothes from and try to find a nice dress? I know it’s not ideal, but it can still look nice. Some designers carry separates. Have you tried looking at those? (I don’t know what size they go up to)

Post # 4
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Maybe you could go the custom route? I don’t know much about it, but that could be an option you could look into.

Post # 5
773 posts
Busy bee

I would definitely suggest visiting a reputable seamstress in your area and talking to them to see what is possible OR you could try an etsy alchemy request and have the dress made in their measurements.  Are you having all the girls wear the same dress, or are they wearing different dresses in the same shade?  If your bridesmaids have a wide range of body types, you might give them a color and ask them to choose a dress or have one made that they feel comfortable in…

Post # 6
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2020 - St. Charles Borromeo Church/Jefferson-Orleans North

DaVinci Bridal has bridesmaids dresses in up to 30W. You could look there for a similar style, and ask local bridal shops if they carry this brand to try to match up swatches to the best of your ability.


You can also check out http://www.alight.com for dresses up to size 30 if you can’t find anything there. 🙂

Best of luck!!


Post # 8
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

What about just ordering the dresses in the largest size and ordering a few yards of extra fabric?

I did this once because I needed some extra fabric to build up the bust area (and keep my chest from falling out) and it worked great.

Post # 10
16 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

I too had a variety of sizes/shapes so I told them the color, floor length, in satin from Alfred Angelo and told them to pick their own dress. The bustier girls actually picked out strapless dresses. I was surprised they went for them, but they looked good and weren’t falling out. But you can add spagetti straps at no extra charge.

My wedding is also in sept (early sept) and they will be ordering this week or next. You should definately have them order within a month. Just incase, you don’t want them to not have dresses. I’m getting freaked out myself because they haven’t ordered. But I’m sure they will come in before the expected 14-16 week mark. You just want them to have their dresses with ample time not only for alterations, but just in case the wrong size, color, dress whatever was sent. It happens to some people. Hopefully not us.

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