(Closed) Bridesmaid dresses — help us choose!

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Which set of dresses would you choose?
    Satin set : (6 votes)
    9 %
    Chiffon set : (59 votes)
    87 %
    Neither - keep looking! : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    1014 posts
    Bumble bee

    Satin is very unforgiving, I think if you’ve got bridesmaids of all different sizes then they’re likely to be much happier if you choose the chiffon.  I also think it’s nice to have a softer fabric for the bridesmaids’ dresses if your gown is satin – too much satin looks quite harsh.

    Post # 4
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I just hate satin bridesmaid dresses so I voted for the chiffon.

    Post # 6
    14 posts
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I would definitely go with the chiffon dresses! They’re gorgeous and can flatter anyone’s figure! I also think too much satin would look very harsh. (I guess I’m kind of biased considering I’m not a big fan of satin) I don’t really think it matters if the material of your dress and their dresses are the same. I’ve been worring about that too. I’m having an outdoor wedding June of 2014 and have been really in love with this lace trumpet dress; however, I have heard some thougths on how it might look too heavy for an outdoor wedding in summer. My bridesmaid’s dresses are going to be short and chiffon, so very light and airy, and I’m hoping my dress doesn’t look off if it’s a heavier material. If you want to see the dress I have a post on here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/need-some-opinions-on-dresses?replies=1#post- 

    Post # 7
    23597 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I love the chiffon dresses – they look so airy and comfortable!

    Post # 8
    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    Another vote for chiffon. Such pretty dresses!!!

    Post # 9
    532 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013


    I voted Chiffon ………… granted, I’m a bit bias because the purple one looks exactly like my bridesmaids’ dress, just a different color. 

    Ultimately, my group of girls went with chiffon as it is much more forgiving on the figure, less harsh, and more airy/breathable. As I’m having a May wedding, the weather can go any which way, and we thought ultimately it was better to have something breathable in case it gets hot. 

    If you are getting married in late March, you may not have that concern though.


    Post # 10
    4687 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    Chiffon will make the plus size girls feel a little more comfortable I think! And it’s comfy

    Post # 11
    1177 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Indoor or outdoor? More importantly, daytime or evening? I feel like the satin only really works for a formal, indoor, evening wedding.

    I don’t necessarily agree that chiffon is more forgiving – satin dresses with internal structure can actually be much kinder to figure flaws than a chiffon dress that lets everything hang loose. But it depends on the girl and the dress.

    Post # 12
    3667 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015


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