Bridesmaids Dresses – does style REALLY matter?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Do your bridesmaids have an opinion?  I would ask them what they think if you are on the fence, since they will be wearing the dresses.  Otherwise, I think I would have to see some photos to decide.

Post # 3
4796 posts
Honey bee

Do they like the nude pink color (honestly, that color washes me out and looks ghastly on me)?  So I would check that first and foremost.

Then I would check with them that the available styles in that color work well on their body type.

How it looks on them and how happy they are in the dress is going to have a way bigger impact on how good your photos look than specific dress details.

Post # 4
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Yeah I’d agree with the others, check in with the bridesmaids, on both the color and the style. Nude pink can be a tricky color, it definitely does not look good on all skin tones. Also, style definitely does matter, to a point. As in, the style has to fit well and it has to be practical (for example, a busty bridesmaid may need straps that cover a bra). As long as there are options that fit the body types of your bridesmaids, and that have coverage that each bridesmaid feels is appropriate, I don’t think the smaller details matter as much. Azazie is very reasonable pricewise, so that’s another reason I don’t think the small details matter quite as much. So I’d send these options and the color to your bridesmaids, and ask them their opinions.

Post # 5
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Why dont you just have them buy different dresses of that particular shade from other stores?

That shade is super easy to buy in, its not a rare colour by any means and that way they can get beuatifl dresses in whatever price range they want and it will look alot better together then a bunch of bridesmaid style dresses that you dont even like the style off to begin with.

Post # 6
10631 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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schmayne :  

Whatever you choose, do check with bridesmaids  first.   Nude pink is really hard  to wear unless  you have very olive or  dark skin. If you are pale -skinned you can look, well,  nude ,   if the fabric is thin/stretchy/tight.  Washed-out too, as a pp comments.

Style types matter if the wearer has generous  boobs and/or bum or is not happy with  plunging   necklines  etc.  

Post # 7
7555 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

The most important thing is that your bridesmaids are comfortable and feel beautiful, especially if they are paying for these fresses that they will likely only ever wear once. So when you talk to them tell them it is important to you that they are honest because so many bridesmaids just say what they think the bride wants to hear so as not to upset the bride.

Post # 8
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I agree with PP’s on asking your girls about both color and style. I almost chose a peachy light pink color for my bridesmaids dresses and seriously, only 1 out of 5 of my bridesmaids looked “okay” in it. These bridesmaids are your best friends presumably and you want them to feel confident in what they’re wearing! 

Post # 9
4706 posts
Honey bee

Nude pink is a super difficult color to wear. I would choose a color that is more universally flattering and has more style options. Your friends will be more comfortable and therefore happier on your wedding day.

Post # 10
675 posts
Busy bee

Style would matter very much to me as the wearer. There are some styles i am just not comfortable wearing (ie strapless) and would very much prefer not to have to. I like to be able to wear a good supportive bra at all times..

Im pale and freckly – a pale pick wouldn’t do much for me but I could probs live with it.

iD say come suit your girls and try to accommodate as best you can. You want them to be comfortable and confident and happy. I don’t think you’ll be too arsed looking back at photos in 10 years time whether something is blush or dusky pink to be honest.. you will be thinking more of the memories than the precise colour scheme. And no one else will give two hoots!!

Post # 11
1600 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I don’t care about the style provided it flatters the bridesmaids. 

Post # 12
2722 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I look absolutely sick in nudey pink (thanks northern European skin) so while I would deal with it as a bridesmaid, I wouldn’t be happy at all.

I do think style matters as well.  I’m not super busty but more pear shaped and would hate to wear a sheath style dress.  I also dislike halter styles.  Even though I know I’m likely only going to wear the dress once (especially if it’s pinkish in color) I still want something I feel good in.

And I agree with the others that if you have a busty bridesmaid she needs something supportive.

You may want to rethink the color if the choices are that limited.  You don’t want your bridesmaids moaning behind your back, especially since they’re the ones buying the dresses.

Post # 13
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I wanted my bridesmaids to be comfortable, and I had one petite bridesmaid and one plus sized bridesmaid. Our priority was to find a designer who was able to accommodate both sizes, and then selected the colors from that list – not the other way around. I wanted them to be able to dance and have fun, and I knew that they were going to be in their dresses all day. For me, fit was more important than color. I was able to find a navy that I liked (more of a grey navy than a royal blue navy) in the designer’s collection and then let each lady pick the style from that designer they’d be comfortable in. It worked out perfectly and my photos looked lovely. 

I feel like your priority should be making sure they’re going to be comfortable in a dress they’re going to wear literally ALL day. 

Post # 14
54 posts
Worker bee

Choosing colors is so hard— I got Azazie swatches, too! The swatches I liked best we’re very pale pink and very light grey, but when I looked up real life weddings using those colors it actually was much lighter than the look I wanted and the colors did seem tough for a lot of skin tones. 

Did you get a swatch of pearl pink? It has a ton of style options on the site. It’s a light pink but not as pale/nude as blushing pink, rose quartz, and rose petal. Also much lighter than dusty rose. It wasn’t my favorite swatch at first sight, but when I looked up real life weddings on Azazie and Pinterest it photographed as my favorite. I haven’t made a decision yet but here are some pearl pink pictures that I’ve found in case it helps. Posh mark also had a lot of Azazie resale dresses that had real life pictures. Good luck in your search!

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