Post # 1
Hi, I keep running into a wall with bridesmaid dresses and I don’t want to pick colors until I pick the dresses which is making things very difficult. I wanted all of my bridesmaids to wear the same dress, however, I have plus sized and non-plus sized bridesmaids and am having a really hard time making that work. Also, my dress is all ivory guipure lace and it’s difficult to find dresses that don’t take attention away from the detail but also don’t contrast too harshly. Even colors are difficult to figure out…I go from wanting ivory to light blue to burgundy and back and forth. I’ve been researching for hours and hours and still can’t find anything affordable that suits my vision (all my bridesmaids are students so there’s a very minimal price range). Here’s a link to my dress as well; http://www.pronovias.com/us/wedding-dresses/prola
Post # 2
- Wedding: January 2016 - The Great Southern Club
I had five bridesmaids all with very different body types and one that was pregnant with twinsies… i used Christina Wu bridesmaids dresses. I chose the color, fabric, and length and had my bridal party pick the dress they wanted within those guidelines. It turned out really pretty imo. I think the most expensive dress was about $189 or something but there were also ones that were a lot cheaper! This brand has a ton of colors and dress options!
here is a picture i have posted before.
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2016 - Muhlhauser Barn
I have convertible dresses for my maids and they can style the top of the dress however they want. There are TONS of different ways to style this to flatter everyone so maybe this could be an option. Find a style you can make from a convertible dress that flatters all the members of your party. I got mine off of Etsy — TheDaintYard is the name of the shop
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2016 - Simsbury 1820 House
I’m going the convertible route. (David’s Bridal Mesh Convertible, long). It makes it easy for everyone to be uniform along with tying it however best works with their body types.
Post # 5
These light blue dresses from Asos would be great for what you need. See how the dress looks beautiful on both models:
Post # 6
What lovely dresses -that was one beautiful red !
Post # 7
Try Azazie. Each girl can pick a style suited to her body, just in the color you choose. I would much rather go this route (as both a bride and BM). You want your ladies comfortable, and it sounds like that won’t happen if you put them all in the same dress. Azazie is affordable, and you can request the dress to be made at custom measurements, which minimizes alteration costs.
I’m using it for my girls, and my cousin who is actually getting married a month before me is also using it now. My Bridesmaid or Best Man liked the system so much, told her friend (another bride) about it and now she is using it. My Maid/Matron of Honor is getting married 6 months after me, and has hinted that she wants to use it also. I hope she does lol
Post # 8
I also did the dainty yard! I have all different sized bridesmaids and they all look great in them! I was pretty worried, but all of the dresses are beautiful. They also come with a little strapless bra! I think they were $70 total including shipping!
Post # 9
I had a similar issue with sizing – 1 of my bridesmaids is very slender (she’s only 13 so it’s no wonder), 2 would be what I guess you would call standard sizes, and the last is plus size. I was all ready to have them in different dresses, then I came across one by Chi Chi London that actually looks great on most body shapes – all the bridesmaids gave it the thumbs up and I ordered them. Chi Chi London often make dresses in standard, petite and curves sizes so you can see how they look on most body types.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2016 - Canaan Valley Resort, WV
I actually advise against using “bridesmaid” designers. We went to David’s Bridal and a local wedding shop but we found ours at Macys for $60 and everyone looked great in them.
They had the same dress at David’s Bridal for $200. Just go find something at a department store, it will be cheaper and it will actually be street sizes so no one’s feelings will get hurt. My sister for example is an 18 but she was a 30 in Christina Wu’s sizes and balled her eyes out for 3 hours afterwards because she just lost 50 lbs before the fitting and she was a bigger size in that dress than she ever was before.
Post # 11
I did the same thing as VaticanCameos. I went with Bill Levkoff and they had a HUGE selection in the color, fabric and length I wanted (all about $200 I believe). I went shopping with my 2 Maid/Matron of Honor and had them pick a dress that they liked – I picked the color and then I told all of my BM’s to get whatever they wanted from that collection in that color (other than the exact dress my Maid/Matron of Honor were wering) – they each picked a different dress that they felt pretty in (my bridal party went from 5’0 to 5’10 and a size 2 to a 22). Knowing they all felt good in what they were wearing made me feel good 🙂
Post # 12
i told them it needed to be a color and floor length and then let them choose from the 100+ styles. It worked out very well and each dress was $125-$150
Post # 13
Weddington Way is a little pricier, but has a gazillion options!
Post # 14
please no convertible dresses!!! they are horrible on anyone that isn’t a twig and even if you are a twig they end up looking like a mess unless you have a pro there to tie people into them
in general usually something with a natural waist and some ruching or something is best for many plus sizes and looks fabulous on straight sizes as well
also you might want to give them the option of straps/cap sleeves or not too
Post # 15
Wish I had seen this post before all the searching and the back and forth.
I ended up going with Mori Lee. I am still yet undecided on color but prices will range from $120 – $200. They can then pick their own dress for their own body type. When I figure out a colour Ill let them know.
We also had thought about the convertible dresses….but for anyone plus sized it just doesn’t look right.