(Closed) Convertible Dresses – Looking for feedback

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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2750 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m using BL Couture from Etsy!!  Great competative prices and we recieved the dresses two weeks ago (great quality!).  She also sends free swatches!

Post # 4
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135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I definitely recommend katesy from radicalthreadco shop on etsy.  We haven’t gotten all of our dresses yet, but working with her has been a dream!

I wanted a charcoal color, and she sent me a bunch of free swatches in the beginning.  I was between two colors/fabrics and she guided me toward which one would be a better fit. She also has the option to send you a free sample dress so you can see what it looks like and how it feels before you buy (You do have to send the sample and the swatches back once you are done looking at them, but that did not bother me one bit) I ended up choosing a fabric she only had a limited amount of fabric on (and so didn’t have a sample), and decided, on my own I would order one in that fabric, pay for it, and see if I like it (I was already planning on buying an extra for myself for the hineymoon!) She rushed that order, and got it to me within a week, so I could see it asap! The dress was great quality and all of my girls LOVED it!

She’s been working with me ever since, and answers all of my questions with a couple hours usually, and has pretty much helped with anything I asked! I would recommend her 100%

Post # 5
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2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have some thoughts from wearing convertible dresses… get some fashion tape, etc to help hold the dresses in place, especially if undergarments are a concern. There are great youtube tutorials on how to wear the dresses (i needed these, at least). Make sure the fabric isn’t too clingy – there is one I actually got from target on clearance that is super cute, but is sitting in a drawer until I lose another 10 lbs or so because it doesn’t hide much. You might not have that problem from etsy, though, that dress was pretty cheap.

Post # 9
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2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I used Coralie Beatrix on Etsy. She was a dream to work with and my girls looked AMAZING. Her quality is fantastic, and the long gowns are about $100.

I got TONS on compliments on my Bridesmaid or Best Man dress pick. The girls loved that they could choose how to wear the dress, and they all picked really flattering styles.

Good luck!

Post # 10
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146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Convertible dresses SUCK for girls with big chests!!  I am at 34D and the convertible dresses were so innappropriate looking on me! You can kind of get away with it if you’re prepared to wear a low back corset with it, otherwise you will be pulling on your bra all night. 

Keep in mind that if you have to wear a bra with the dress, you limit the number of ways you can wear the straps. 

Take your girls to American Apparel and have them try on their brand of convertible dress before you go buying off the internet. 

It takes a specific body type to pull these dresses off comfortably!

Good luck!

Post # 11
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141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve been thinking of putting my bridesmaids in convertible dresses but I’m worried what it will look like.  They range from 4’11 to 5’10, a size 0 to a size 12.  I think I may wind up just picking a designer, fabric, color & length and letting the girls pick their own dresses.

Post # 14
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3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I chose convertible dresses too and was going to order through Etsy – the PP is right that Katesy was really great to work with. Ultimately though, I couldn’t get her prices where I wanted them and just had my girls order the Dessy Twist Wrap dress through ToastBridal.com. 

Girls with larger chests can typically get a matching tube top to go with it – that provides more coverage and the ability to wear a bra with any style. 

I also recommend watching the tutorials. I got a sample convertible dress for myself and it was REALLY hard to figure out the styles on my own, and much easier when I had a friend helping me. So make sure you/your BMs plan for a decent length of time to get dressed on the actual day. 

 

Post # 15
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131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we went to twobirds a while back and LOVED their dresses but at $270 a pop I’m trying to find a less expensive alternative for my girls. i’ve been in touch with Kate as well but I’m a little uneasy about the material choices and not being able to see a dress in the fabric i’m interested in makes me really nervous (she does send out loaner dresses but these are usually in her not-as-nice fabrics).

have all you guys that have used her before been happy with the end product? 

i’ve reached out to Coralie and BL couture as well. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@kate02121:  My bridesmaids are wearing the Dessy Twist dress also!  I will have to look into ordering the tube tops for them.

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