Post # 16
Steph77: You’re welcome! If you have the chance to go and see the skirt in store today, go for it. If it’s not what you are expecting in real life, you’ll be able to discard the option immediately and go down the custom-made route faster. You might even be able to check out fabrics during the week-end.Another thing to keep in mind is that this kind of skirt doesn’t fit everybody. The shape of the original dresses is probably more flattering. So take your bridesmaid’s body shapes into account.
In order to keep your sanity, give yourself a deadline to “fix” your bridesmaids’ outfits. If you haven’t found a solution by, say, next Wednesday, let it go and stick with the original dresses. You have more important things to take care of so close to the wedding 🙂 Your dress is gorgeous by the way!
Post # 17
applebee15: Thanks! Both my bridesmaids are UK sizes 12 & 14 with larger busts & I am concious of picking shapes that flatter them. The original dresses were going to be worn with petticoats underneath & both ladies like the full skirts at that length so its really just a case of staying away from strapless or high necked tops (easier said than done!) I will look at the Coast skirt at the weekend & possibly get my Maid/Matron of Honor to try it on with a petticoat but my seamstress has said she can source fabric mid week and make skirts Thursday / Friday to send out next weekend, she would even be cheaper than buying the skirts from coast! Shes been a star. Thanks for the comment on my dress!
Post # 18
I think the skirt would look great, and looking at the video on Coast’s website, it obviously have some tulle or something underneath to give it a bit more shape.