(Closed) Bridesmaids Convertible Wrap Dresses

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I wore one of theses dresses for a wedding I was in. They are not as comfortable as you would think because you have to wrap the straps around you about 40 times to get them to tie because they are so long. Also, if you have a larger chest, they aren’t very flattering the way the the fabric is stretched over them. I would not do them for my own. I get the idea of wearing it again… but lets be honest, not sure anyone would wear that again. Also, being a plus sized girl, I am not sure its flattering on every size either. It might fit, but it doesn’t mean it looks great.

Post # 21
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We ordered the Henkaa’s – It was $200 for the dress plus the top to cover a larger chest. I would have rather spent the money on an acutal dress with support than 80 yards of fabric I could fold 12 different ways.

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I did convertible dresses, and I was happy with how they looked. It took a little practice for the girls to get the hang of them and figure out what style they liked, but it was nice that they got to choose a style that was comfortable for them.

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Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I recently wore one of these dresses (the Two Birds brand) as a bridesmaid. I really liked that we could customize how we wore the dress, but pleeeease have your maids get the bandeau as well! I wore my dress as a one shoulder, and when I was out on the dance floor, things got “out of place” a couple times and I almost had some boob exposed. We also had one maid who had watched all the YouTube videos before hand and helped us tie the dresses, so you might want to encourage someone in your party to do the same.

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

I had one of my bridesmaids asking for these, the other and I put our foot down to a big stamp of HELL NO. My dress is extremely formal I was not about to have jersey knit wrap dresses that could take an hour to put on in the photos. I think they are cute when done right on the right body, however it does not work for everyone and I feel it is super informal. This was not the look I was going for.

Post # 27
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SurelyAsTheSunWillRise:  Do you have your heart set on these dresses? They’re neat in concept, but I’ve worn them before as a bridesmaid (including a Henkaa one) and they aren’t very flattering on a lot of body types. The material is very odd too, kind of like swimsuit material. I wasn’t a fan. If they are really what you want, though, then go for it! Just wanted to give two cents from someone who has worn them 🙂

Post # 28
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SurelyAsTheSunWillRise:  If you are really set on these, please have the girls go in and try them on. The dresses are a great concept but not as nice in reality. I am a size 0 and wore the shiny Henkaa version as a Bridesmaid or Best Man. There was constant adjusting needed, my strapless bra is showing in some pictures and I felt like it looked sloppy overall. The fabric is also thin with no lining, so the dress would get caught in my butt or at times reveal too much when I walked.

 The other girls ranged from size 4-12 and only the size 4 looked good in it as she didn’t need to wear a bra and had no visible bulges. The other girls were also constantly tugging on their dresses to make sure everything was covered, and there were some unflattering bulgy areas too. Contrary to what the sales girls might tell you, double sided tape does not really work for this dress  🙁

If the dress had been gifted it wouldn’t have hurt so much but we felt like for the cost, we could have found off the rack dresses that were a better fit.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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SurelyAsTheSunWillRise:  my size 0 bridesmaid styled herself like the maid on the L in 
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urchin: ‘s photo. Actually she also wore it about 6 months before my wedding to her sister’s wedding rehearsal dinner.  She was very pregnant at the time & said sge was very glad to have a dress that expanded along with her and still looked great!

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dewingedpixie:  I had a very formal dress and a large budget for my wedding & didn’t give a hoot that my bridesmaids wore a dress that wound up costing <$100 because they looked gorgeous!  Just bc I spent thousands on my outfit doesn’t mean that my maids had to.

Disney World wasn’t the look I was going for but I don’t go into the Disney wedding threads and (Winnie The) Pooh on those brides.  There’s really no need to rain on the parades of people who like this bridesmaid look and are really happy with their choices!

Post # 30
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

<address>Im having this style dress for my bridesmaids. I orderd from this etsy shop. (https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/CoralieBeatrix)  </address><address> </address><address>When they came in I could not resist trying one on and it looked FABULOUS and that was without any help tying it. </address><address>I also orderd one in ivory with blush lace straps for myslef which i also LOVE!</address><address> </address>

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