(Closed) bridesmaid dress terror! :)

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
898 posts
Busy bee

Personally, I love weddings where the girls get to choose their own style in the same color. Otherwise, you risk some of them looking smokin hot, and others looking horrible. When you have Bridesmaid or Best Man of different body types, you really do need some variety.

A wedding I was in had BM’s from size 4 to 18, so the smallest and largest girls went to the shop with the bride and we were able to find a dress that looked good on all sizes. But it took forever.

I think it would be lovely to have different styles, and i know a lot of people are actually purposely putting Maid/Matron of Honor in other shades.

Post # 4
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I agree with FilpFlop on having different styles (that’s what I’m doing) and also having it be okay for your Maid/Matron of Honor to look a bit different.

If you really want to have everyone in the same dress though, I suggest looking at two piece dresses with a corset style top.  That’s what my sister did, and the dress really did look good on everyone (which meant me at 5′ and pretty masculine build, her BFF at 5’8" and curvy,  and her Future Sister-In-Law who fluctuates between a size 8 and 14 plus a couple other BM’s who were also pretty differently sized/shaped than us three).

Post # 5
33 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

i agree, my BM’s range from size 6 to 20 and no one style would work. I picked the color and we just searched through designers that offered my color (or the closest possible variation). The girls all picked a dress that made them feel beautiful and comfortable and the difference in the shade is so minimal that only the BM’s and I know that it’s not the exact same color.

Post # 6
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have the same issue with my bridesmaids. It is quite difficult to find dresses that flatter everyone. If I could do everything again, I would have told my girls to pick any dress they liked as long as it was cut in the fabric I selected. I’ve got busty girls, disproportionate girls, girls with no torsos, girls with broad shoulders…it was a long process to find THE dress for everyone since the girls’ dress sizes run from 14-32. I have seen photos of weddings where the bridesmaids have worn different shades of the same color and it looked good. It’s your wedding; do whatever you want. I was always under the impression that the Maid/Matron of Honor should stand out from the other bridesmaids. My Maid/Matron of Honor is wearing a different color dress than the other bridesmaids. I think it will be a nice look.

Post # 7
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I chose the color and let my maids all pick their own style dress- I think it looked lovely.


Post # 8
1 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009

All of these posts I can totally relate too!! I am very new at this blogging thing so i am not that good but I know it will help me relieve some of my stress in a healthy way!! I have 4 sisters and they are all different ages and very different sizes.. Most of all very different personalities!! They are making me insane and I know they dont mean too but shopping for a bridesmaids dress should be fun and it has been nothing but a fight between who looks better in specific dresses! Its insane!!! My dresses are long and black and not tight… how can that look bad on anybody? Who knows! However I am the bride so I picked one and thats it! God bless all of you brides I know how difficult it can be!

Post # 9
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

I don’t see the allure in forcing all your girls to look like paper cutouts.  I think different styles will really look good, and don’t you want your girls smiling in their pictures??  They look good, they feel good, they smile. Happy wedding!

Post # 10
815 posts
Busy bee

I love the idea of having each bridesmaid pick out their style, as long as you like the style they pick.  In the end, having them all be comfortable and happy is much more important than asking them to stuff themselves into a dress that may or may not fit them all properly.  

Post # 11
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I picked my Maid/Matron of Honor knowing she was (hopefully) going to be 8+ months pregnant at the wedding.  So I figured at least she would wear a different dress!  My two other BMs are 5’10" and 5′ tall.  AKA SO different.  🙂  So I decided that since my Maid/Matron of Honor will be in a different dress anyway, why not have them in different dresses?  I was thinking I’d choose a company and they’d pick a dress, but we’re 5.5 months away, and I am now thinking I’ll choose a few companies, and the colors will sorta go together but not match. 

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