Post # 1
Your challenge, should you wish to accept it…
I need some help. I have 5 bridesmaids and 2 flower girls (I know, who do I think I am). The flower girls and mini, so no problem there- they can be in cute little outfits from Next or somewhere.
However, my bridesmaids range from a 13 year old tweeny, to a very curvy lady, size 20+, and everything in between! I would like everyone in the same style if possible, or at least exactly the same colour. Happy to pay for alterations, but would like to buy “off the peg” is I can. The budget is £100 approx per dress. Colour Blue/Purple. Is this do-able?
Anyone fancy helping me with the challenge?! You will receive infinite bridal gratitude from across the land, for your assistance. Go on, you know you wanna! Thanks brideys.
Post # 3
Are you looking for Long or short styles? I would say stay away from shiney fabrics and go with a chiffon or something that doesn’t hug the body too tightly. That will create a more uniform look for them all.
I am at work >ghasp< I will log on when I get home, I know I have tons of magazines, and I have a specific dress in mind, but I can’t think of who makes it:) So I will definitely get back to you!
Post # 4
I wouldn’t do Chiffon. This is going to sound really bad, but stay away, it’s going to look like a tent on the girls who are a 20+ size. it is going to find the widest part of their body and just hang on them and make them look wider then they are. It will give them no curves. You don’t want a dress that is clingy and tight but you want a dress that has structure that will give them some curves.
Post # 5
Thanks ladies, do you know of any companies who might be good? Do you think it would be best to go for different styles with a theme (e.g. all with lace detail) in certain colour, or to go uniform and try to get a one style fits all? So hard isn’t it!
Yes please Ronneykay re. Specific dress suggestions! I had a look at the “two birds” website, but I am not sure about their dresses. The whole wrapping dresses in different ways scares the hell out of me!
Post # 6
Are you open to online dress shops like Dressilyme? I have been looking on there because Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses in Australia average $300 from what I’ve seen (wayyy out of my budget) and I have a large size variance between my girls as well.
Dressilyme has heaps and heaps of dresses for about $100 (thats in AUD, so even less for you) and you could get different styles in the same colours if that works better for your girls.
Post # 7
Oh, and I wasn’t a fan of the twobirds dresses, I love the idea, but I looked at the different styles you can make and most of them do not seem bra-friendly. I know my girls who are bigger said the one thing they must have was a dress they could wear their own bras with.