Post # 1
I have chosen my dress and it’s chiffon. My bridesmaids are going to be mismatched, but we haven’t decided on a fabric yet.
Should we be looking for something in chiffon for them or will satin or taffeta look ok?
Post # 3
I think the style of the dresses will matter more than the fabric. My dress is satin but my bridesmaids are in satin, a sort of jersey, and a chiffon overlaying satin, but the the dresses are the same level of “dressiness” so it still looks cohesive.
Post # 4
My dress is taffeta and theirs is chiffon so I don’t think they necessarily have to be the same fabric. You are the bride after all 🙂
Post # 5
I am having my bridesmaids wear satin. I have a lace overlay over satin so it should go together well enough. Besides, the day is about how good I look and not how good the bridesmaid look! (I joke! I want them all to look spectacular!)
Post # 6
@Knubbsy-Wubbsy: i totally agree… also, i think if you’re going to go with a true “mismatched” look (meaning different designers, not different dresses from same designer), it looks best when the fabrics and shades of color are varied. i think as long as you give them a color palette, and an idea of formality, they’ll be able to find something that goes really well with your dress.
Post # 7
I don’t think it has to be chiffon to match you. But I don’t know if their dresses *have* to be the same to each other. Mine are getting a mix of materials, but I personally don’t really care about things like that.
Post # 8
I think if a Bride is in Chiffon, the girls need to be in a light, whimsical fabric as well!
And a heads up if you go through AA for Bridesmaid dress…RESEARCH (I have no doubt you will because your a smart cookie) but I find that the Chiffon colors are much different in person than they are in photos!
Ex. Im doing my girls in AA’s Charcoal (Satin), but the same color in Chiffon looks almost LILAC/PURPLE to me in pictures. Another example was my first Bmaids appt when I politely asked if my girls could safely/gently walk outside (in dresses) to be in the sunlight; a DB consultant admitted that their flourescent lights make the color appear a bit different, esp. in photos.
Post # 9
My gown is a matte satin and my BMs are in chiffon over satin. Their gowns mirror elements of my gown in style (floor length, sweetheart, strapless, ruching at waist and flower detail on the left), thereby tying everything together nicely.