Post # 1
Hi Ladies! Well we went shopping for Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses today and it was very fun but more stressful than I imagined. I am not a good decision maker and it was tricky to find dresses that were different that still went together. I think my favorite right now is the strapless draped style dress (dress 1 below) and my BMs all like this one except my sister, who likes the other strapless dress (Dress 4 below). I’m debating whether to put 2 girls in one strapless dress and 2 girls in the other one or just make my sister wear the same dress as the rest of my girls. My BMS are awesome though and will wear whatever I pick. They really are so sweet.
Anywho, I’ll show you the dresses and please let me know what you think! Faces are blurred/masked to protect the innocent! 🙂
Also my colors are plum and dark grey. here’s my dress for reference
dress 1- my favorite ones didn’t get to see my color but very flattering on all of the girls my sister is in the hot pink
Dress 2- this was my second favorite my color is the plum one and I think it’s gorgeous but the girls said it was a little heavy
Dress 3- this one we didn’t care for but I think it looks great looking back on it
Dress 4- this is my sisters favorite it’s similar to dress 1 but a little more forgiving might do two girls in this, 2 girls in dress 1
Dress 5 – we were pretty meh about these
Dress 6- TOTALLY LOVE THESE!!! Just not in my color 🙁 the plum didn’t show as much of the lace detail but my girls looked SOOO good in these Really liked the hot pink and red
Post # 2
Dress 4 is the most flattering on all of the bridesmaids if you want the same dress for all
Post # 3
Could you let the girls choose which dress they specifically want? Kind of a mismatched but still cohesive look, all in the same color. I did this with my bridesmaids (all had to be chiffon and long) and it worked out great because of Everyones differing body types
I think 4 is the most flattering.
Post # 4
I like 1 and 4! the 1st dress is very flattering on your sister and the girl on the far left while the girls in the middle really suit dress 4. I really like the idea of having varied styles.
Also, is that your wedding dress? It’s stunning! 🙂
Post # 5
I agree with a pp. Dress 4 is the most flatteriing on all the girls. Most of the styles look great on the slimmer girls, but the extra draped fabric in dress 1and 2 does no favors to girls with hips.I think they will look fabulous in dress 4 in your darker color of plum.
Post # 6
I think varying styles works beter when the dresses are all different. If only one bridesmaid has a different dress it looks like she joined the party late. If you had your girls each pick a different dress in the same fabric, color, and length it will look like it is on purpose. Personal opinion obviously 🙂
Post # 7
I like dress 4 the best- I also like dress 1 & 3.
Post # 8
I think 4 is really nice on all of them and also has bit more of a formal feel. Just depends on what you’re going for!
Post # 9
Dress 4 all the way! Looks great on all the girls!
Post # 10
I like dress 1&4, I think it would great if 2 girls wore #1 and 2 girls wore #4!
Post # 11
I like number four on all the girls. Or you could let the ladies pick the dress they like but in similar color and material. Back in my younger days, the maid of honor was put in a different dress but same color still, than the rest of the girls. To honor her or denote her role of honor ? So I don’t know if your sis is the maid of honor but you could maybe you could try that ? Instead of two and two, just honor in one and the maids in another. Of course if sis is honor.
Post # 12
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thanks for the input ladies! My original idea was to let them choose which one they liked best and they would all be the same color BUT 3/4 of them like dress 1 and dress 4 the best. They would wear either one. My sis is not my Maid/Matron of Honor But will be right next to her. Maid/Matron of Honor does not like dress 4 so I could do
Maid/Matron of Honor (2nd from right)- dress 1
Sister(far right) -Dress 4
Bridesmaid or Best Man A (2nd from left)- dress 1
Bridesmaid or Best Man K (the one on the far left) – Dress 4
so they would alternate? Does that sound dumb/ would it look weird? I have no photoshop skillz but I wI’ll try to create something to show what I am Talking about!
Post # 13
I think it would be kinder to let them choose the dress they think is most flattering to them individually. If they are all the same color and fabric, there will be enough cohesiveness.
Post # 14
Oh well drat. Ok. What so YOU like? You are the bride and looking at your sis in dress one she looks good in it. , also. So I think you need to move past pleasing them ( how sweet you are) cos it sounds like someone will end up in a dress they don’t like if you alternate, right?
So, pick the dress you like. If you planned for everyone in one dress, pick your fav and go with it. Give your sis hugs, tell her how much you appreciate her being supportive. Maybe they can pick their own shoes but in the same colors so they will be comfy? Or something like that…
But, if you care about the girls being happy, just let the girls pick a dress the like w the guideline of similar color and material.
Post # 15
but 3 out of the 4 of them like the same dress. and Bridesmaid or Best Man K and Bridesmaid or Best Man A like both dress 1 and 4 equally So they don’t care which one they wear. should I let my sis have a different dress than everyone else?