(Closed) Convertible Dresses

posted 9 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

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
271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Davids Bridal has them I think

Post # 5
1987 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

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 # 8
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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 # 10
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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@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
2194 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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. 

Post # 14
3 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

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 # 16
9 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

@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!

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