Post # 1
I am looking around at Bridesmaids dresses and trying to find something elegant but also affordable. I saw the cotton sateen dresses on the DB website and I was wondering how they look in person. Is the cotton too informal for a March wedding in a church? (the groom will definitely be wearing a tux and likely the groomsmen too.)
thoughts from anyone with experience would be most helpful!
Post # 3
my friend has a cotton sateen dress from DB and her complaint was that it wrinkled easily
Post # 4
@marikja: I think they may be too informal. They wrinkle super easily, and they are very summery. While they might be cute for a springtime wedding, I don’t think they are formal enough for a tuxedo. Why not try chiffon? It’s a very comfortable and lighweight fabric, and it flatters everybody!
Post # 5
Where do you live? I got J. Crew bridesmaid dresses for $30 at a warehouse clearance sale. They’re silk teffeta and were originally $250. If you live near an outlet or distribution center, it’s worth a call to see when they are having a warehouse sale.
Post # 6
I had one Bridesmaid or Best Man who LOVED the cotton sateen when looking online, but hated it in person. I would definitely see it in person before purchasing (and I agree, it wrinkles too easily).
Target even had some cute Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses awhile back that were very affordable.
Post # 7
I agree – the cotton sateen is very informal – more like a summer dress. The mateiral reminded me of something I’d wear to a picnic. So my girls veto-ed it right away after seeing it in person. Try charmeuse or chiffon for a more formal church wedding.
Post # 7
I think it’s better suited to a casual or outdoor wedding & would look out of place with men in tuxes.
Post # 8
thank you guys so much! I live in DC, but my BMs are all over the place–Seattle, San Francisco, DC, etc. DB is appealing because everyone can just to go the closest store or order online.
any other ideas for affordable Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses?