Post # 1
Can someone PLEASE tell me the best place to buy convertible dresses? And hopefully in Texas. If not, online is just fine. 4 of my 8 BMs are full figured and we need the best option for all. Thanks in advance.
Post # 3
I wish I could help, but I’ve never heard of them. You could just have them get the same designer, lengthe, color and fabric, but in the dress of their choice. Like, all Royal Purple, all Satin, all knee length. And then let them pick the dress.
Post # 4
Davids Bridal has them I think
Post # 5
I looked into getting convertible dresses for my BMs but ultimately decided against it. From what I’ve heard, there not the best things for full figured women.
Google it. There are several places that have them. I think that Victoria Secret’s sells them the at a reasonable cost.
Post # 6
Dessy has them.
But I agree that they aren’t the best option for bigger women. I tried one on for a friends wedding and I was a size 10 at the time, so bigger, but not really that big. And it was SUPER unflattering. It provided no support for my top and it hugged in all the wrong places on the lower part of my body. The fabric has to be really thin in order to adapt to all the different positions which means it’s also really clingy and unforgiving.
Post # 7
There is a company called two birds bridesmaid that does convertible dresses.
You can tie them into short sleeve, one shoulder, etc. I didn’t google reviews so I cannot vouch for them, but it seems like a pretty good concept.
I found someone selling them on Etsy too: http://www.etsy.com/listing/65382606/convertible-bridesmaid-dress-jersey
Post # 8
I got one from Isadora Clothing, on Etsy, and LOVE it!! It’s so flattering and the quality is awesome!
I think they do bulk discounts (?maybe?) and they’ve got such an awesome range of fabric and color options. They also have several skirt styles/fullnesses. Love love love them.
Post # 9
daydreamwanderer, do u mind sharing a pic?
Post # 10
@JalapenaLena: I don’t post personal photos on the internet, but this is the dress I got http://www.etsy.com/listing/79000332/classic-chameleon-convertible-bridesmaid in the organic cotton/bamboo/spandex mix, dark plum.
Here are their fabric/color choices: http://www.etsy.com/listing/60765225/color-swatch-sample-for-chameleon
ETA: I’m a size 10 who is self-described “squishy” all over and DO find these dresses to be very flattering. Not a lot of support for the bust though – the Isadora dresses come with a band/tube that you can wear beneath the dress though (same fabric) and it would easily cover a longline or strapless bra. The fabric I bought my dress in is NOT overly clingy. It’s like super soft, slightly heavyweight tshirt cotton.
Post # 11
Mine are Coralie Beatrix from Etsy. She is amazing to work with, and her prices are the best. Here are my girl’s dresses:
None of my BMs are plus size, so I don’t have exact experience, but she does sell plus sizes. worth a shot!
Post # 12
I know Victoria’s Secret has them.
If you or any of your friends sews, they are super easy to make. I bought the fabric for maybe $25 and whipped it up in less than two hours.
As Moose1209 mentioned, the way they fall can sometimes be unflattering. I will say though, that I’m a size 10/12/14 (depending on the day) and they tend to flatter me well enough. Some of the ways the dress can be tied can accomodate a bra if needed.
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Whatever you do, DO NOT order them from [email protected] a.k.a. Kays Convertibles. I did, and they sent the wrong coloured dresses, said they would replace them with the appropriate coloured ones, never did, and caused me to lose $700+.
Post # 15
I own one from target, the fabric is not the best quality but feels fine on and you cant tell its not the expensive ones unless you are closer also there are only a few colors are available chose against using them for my wedding because it keeps getting more and more fancy.
Post # 16
@JalapenaLena: I just got my BMs dresses in this week. We ordered from http://www.henkaa.com/ and they are beautiful. All four of my BMs range from a 14 to a 24 and they look amazing in these. Although I would suggest anyone who is uncomfortable showing a little bit of skin really should think about purchasing the matching tube. The tube has really opened up a lot of styles that my BMs would never have considered before. Also Henkaa offers up to 5 color swatches for free.
One word of warning, keep in mind that this is a Canadian company so be aware of the conversion rate from Canadian to American dollars, plus most credit cards will charge an additional fee for an international order.
Hope this helps!