Post # 1
I have to be honest that I had zero intentions of coming back to WB after being harrassed more then once. However I feel like even with the things I’ve experienced from multiple bees that WB overall is a helpful wedding community overall. So I figured I’d give it one more go as I’m stuck on trying to find bridesmaid dresses. I’ve looked at Jordan, David’s, Bari Jay, Forever yours, Eden, and many others and when I find something it’s more then I feel comfortable asking the girls to pay for (in the 200s). Please can you help me find some affordable dresses that are in black and aren’t sleeveless.
Post # 3
Mine are from Alfred Angelo and came in under $200 with tax and everything.
Post # 4
We went with these ones in marine, which come in black too.
(I hope that link works). I have to say that I am really impressed. They were inexpensive, the fabric has just enough give to be flattering, and it looks good on every body type–and we have them all, from a size 2 to a size 26. It worked for all cup sizes too, and I am really quite impressed. We have six bridesmaids and they all loved this one. If you were looking for something knee-length, these can easily be shortened. Most of my girls plan to shorten it afterwards anyway.
Post # 5
I don’t have any suggestions for a particular dress (and I’m not sure whether you mean not sleeveless, or not strapless). But, I ended up ordering my dresses from Netbride. I was quoted everything between $179-212.00 for the dress I wanted (Alfred Sung D447) but was able to get them through Netbride for $120.00 including tax and shipping (another 35 each for customs since I shipped them to Canada, but still cheaper than anywhere else). I had absolutely no problems with their service, and the dresses came on time and looked great.
I think if you have something in mind but are just deterred by the price, you should try to get them to at least give you a quote.
Post # 6
Dressfinder.com has links to every dress designer available. You also have the option of designing your own and having them custom made by a local seamstress.
Post # 7
J Crew has many of their dresses on sale right now. Sleeves can be hard to find but this is this is $150.
Since black non bridesmaid dresses are pretty common have you thought about looking at something like that? As fall clothes come in to stores there will be many more options with sleeves. I would suggest looking at Ann Taylor or Nordstom.
Post # 8
Priscilla of Boston has some really cute ones that are around $180…Dessy also has some cute styles that I believe come in under $200.
Post # 9
I used the Dessy group find BM dresses (www.dessy.com). Lots of dresses, lots of colors and sold through lots of stores. We found great dresses for $150.
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Post # 12
try Bill Levkoff, the BM dresses I am getting are from his line (they are in the $150-$200 range)
Post # 13
I’ll second Miso’s suggestion of Dessy. I got my girls dresses from the Dessy After Six line and they were $130. I’d recommend ordering them online though – the cheapest a bridal salon could get them for me was $185 but I found them for way less at lots of different places online.
Post # 14
I agree with brady3537- check out Bill Levkoff’s site. I have 3 girls in my wedding party, all with completely different figures. They all chose different style dresses to compliment their figures and just ordered them in the same color and fabric. None of them paid more than $170.
Post # 15
Shiny Orb (http://www.shinyorb.com) is a new online shopping site for bridesmaid dresses. They aggregate the catalogs from lots of different online dress stores and put them through their own search engine, which lets you search for dresses by length or neckline or other styles. There’s also a price slider for budget concerns. I’d give it a shot there and see if there’s anything you like.
They also have a social feature that they call the “dressing room.” So if you do see a couple of dresses you like, you can save them to the room, then invite your bridesmaids to see the dresses, too. There’s commenting and adding more dresses and all that jazz.
Hope this helps! Good luck!
Post # 16
Our BM dresses are from David’s Bridal, but I really considered Aria and Joielle for a while. I love the beautiful simplicity of both Aria and Joielle!