(Closed) Bridesmaid dresses – need opinions! (pics)

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What would you do in this situation?
    Get the J.Crew dresses, who cares about the price. : (9 votes)
    21 %
    Get the Cotton Chiffon dresses, since it's the exact color I want. : (19 votes)
    45 %
    Ditch the aqua dresses & go with slate grey, since it's a better fabric. : (14 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    If they’re the same price and you don’t have your heart set on that color then I’d probably get the better fabric. They’re both nice colors. But I really think either one would be fine, so if there’s a significant price difference I would go with the cheaper one.

    Post # 4
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    619 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I would have voted for #2 but it sounds like the fabric is more important to you than color. Sounds like a no brainer – go with the slate grey.  They are very pretty too

    Post # 5
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    120 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would sit down and talk to your bm and make sure they can afford that dress keeping in mind someone may have to have alterations. Since they are already paying their expenses in a destination wedding.

    Post # 6
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    1296 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA

    I Love dress 1!!  However I do feel that’s a bit much to spend on a bridesmaid dress.  So for that reason, I’d go with dress #3.  Dress #2 really isn’t doing it for me!!

     

    Good luck!

    Post # 8
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    1296 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA

    I know this isn’t the exact style you are looking for but they have a chiffon dress on Modcloth in the color and fabric you like:

    http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/frost-and-foremost-dress

    It’s only $74 and in the “reviews” section I found this pic of this dress being used at a beach wedding:

     

    Post # 9
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    1513 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    you and i are definitely in the exact same boat and we keep commenting on each others posts about it! i have thought long and hard about this and i think i arrived at a solution. i think we will do jcrew but we are going to hold off unitl black friday, when j crew typically has a 40% off sale. i have read several other threads about other girls taking advantage of that sale. it makes the dresses about $160 or $170, which i think is totally fair. if they do not do that sale this year, then we will go with either the same jasmine bridal dresses you picked (although i am sad to hear they look cheap. i am scoping them out next weekend) or these dresses from alfred angelo (but in a teal blue color):

     

    since our weddings are 1 week apart, we have pretty much the same time frame and i think if we have to order dresses in december we will be ok!

    Post # 10
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    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    What about this dress from Nordstrom?! It was my bridesmaid dress (in the color below) but they have MANY other colors! All my girls loved it. It’s $158

    Here’s other styles from the same designer:

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/donna-morgan-strapless-silk-chiffon-dress/3026968?origin=category&BaseUrl=Donna+Morgan

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/donna-morgan-belted-pleated-chiffon-dress/3360905?origin=category&BaseUrl=Donna+Morgan

    Post # 13
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    577 posts
    Busy bee

    As a past (6 time) bridesmaid I always appreciated being able to save a little money on a less expensive Bridesmaid or Best Man dress. Paying $280 for a dress I’d only wear once would be a little depressing. 

    Post # 14
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I am having the same thought about j. crew! I love their Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, but I’m with ya, I don’t think it’s reasonable to ask all my BMs to pay 280 for the dress – that doesn’t even take into account other expenses like hair, makeup, lodging, etc…depending on your wedding. 

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

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    Post # 16
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    The fabric may feel a little cheaper in comparison to the more expensive (too expensive!!) J. Crew dress, but if it’s the color and style you want and is affordable for your girls, you should go with the Jasmine Bridal dresses.  You will not be able to tell the quality of the fabric in your pictures (shiny fabrics yes, chiffon not so much) so I wouldn’t worry about them looking cheap.  I mean, unless they look REALLY cheap, like sloppy seams, awkward fit, etc. Keep in mind there will be flowers, the girls will have hair and makeup and jewelry, you will be there in all your bridal glory in your  dress… the fabric quality of the BM’s dresses won’t be a big deal the day of.  $280 is A LOT to ask of your girls, especially if they are going to be putting money towards a lot of other things for the wedding.

    I personally don’t like how your guy’s clothes would look with gray dresses.  Have you checked out Jordan Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses?  They have TONS of colors and their chiffon is a good quality for a very reasonable price.  http://www.jordanfashions.com/collections/jordan?color=179&hemline_multi=208&limit=40

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