Post # 1
I am having a winter wedding and I want to use the color “Apple” from David’s Bridal. I am not paying for the dresses so I am super $$$ conscious because that is a concern. I like satin but it seems like chiffon dresses are both less expensive and there are more options. Also, I have heard that chiffon is more flattering than satin (and I will have bridesmaids from +size to size 0!!! so that’s a range!!!).
Has anyone used chiffon from David’s Bridal before? Did you like it? Were there downsides? Do you think the color (which is a scarlet red) would look nice in chiffon???? THANKS!
Post # 2
Their chiffon gowns are beautiful. The girls in my wedding wore them in coral reef, so a bit of a different shade but when we were in the store to try on we saw all the different colors and they’re beautiful. I’m not a fan of satin, and my girls were thankful because chiffon is light and airy and easier to move around in.
Post # 3
Tell them to shop online and if they must try it on in person to make an appointment and expect chaos at the store.
I tried to pick my dresses from the POV of my bm’s, and I went with chiffon dresses from DB in the color begonia. I chose short dresses, and I feel like those are lower maintenance in terms of fit.
I have been a bm with david’s bridal before and it was not that bad and the fact that I only had to spend 80 bucks trumped any negative experience.
It’s nice of you to be concerned, I was just in a wedding where I shelled out nearly 2000 dollars for the whole thing including travel costs for the bachelorette party then wedding expenses. I think the bride banked on the fact that I make decent money and she was very nice about everything but I was the only out of town bridesmaid so I don’t think she was aware enough. The bm dress was 280.
Post # 4
My bridesmaids wore DB chiffon and it was so pretty and flowy. I was very happy and so were they. But it was a summer wedding, and satin would have been too heavy anyway. I personally would say it’s much nicer than the satin.
Post # 5
My Maid/Matron of Honor is wearing a plum chiffon dress and I can say that we fell in love with the material foremost. Chiffon is so flowy and pretty, it definitely works great for a wider range of sizes than other materials mainly because it can be form fitting while also covering a lot more than you realize. My Maid/Matron of Honor is a short woman size 14-16 so she’s definitely curvy and the dress really flatters her figure. I’ve never seen a chiffon dress that didn’t do wonders, haha. It’s my favorite material personally, very feminine and sweet.
My only recommendation would be to make sure the dress has a waist tie – chiffon is gorgeous but it is very flowy and looks best when you have your natural waist cinched in my opinion.
Just make sure your girls are very warm, chiffon is a thinner material than satin, etc.
This is her dress:
Post # 6
Chiffon is great, definitely more flattering than satin IMO, but do note there are 2 types – the regular, and the crinkle. The crinkle is a little richer in my opinion. If they are all wearing dfferent styles though, I dont think you would notice if some had regular and others had the crinkle. I think your color choice will look much nicer in chiffon over the satin.
Post # 7
You guys are so helpful!!! Thank you so much!!!
I forgot to mention that I am planning on letting everyone choose her own style. So, everyone will have the same length, color, and fabric, but the actual styles are up to them. I feel like it is most fair because they are paying for them but ALSO there is such a range of body types (even beyond numerical size) that everyone will absolutely not look good in the same thing. For example: my sister is a size 0 waist but wears a 32D bra!!! One of my other bridesmaids wears a size 12 and is an A cup. So it’s a huge range on so many levels. I really want everyone to feel beautiful and happy!
Post # 8
I loved the chiffon gown i bought from davids for a wedding i was in it was comfortable and flowy. Since you are having a winer wedding i think you could get away with satin and it would look ok.
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2016 - Muhlhauser Barn
I am having my wedding in November and EXACTLY like you I chose chiffon and the color but they can choose whatever long style they want because they are all so different. They were all so excited about the chiffon because it is so much more comfortable and form flattering than satin.
I would say though to tell your maids not to buy their dress unless DB is doing one of their many $20 off sales. I swear I think I get an email about every other week about them running this $20 off sale.
Post # 10
Chiffon, absolutely . And long ,or at least knee length , your bigger girls will bless you for not making them look like puffballs.
Post # 11
Chiffon is light and flowly and flattering for all body types! My girls range from size 2-24! We ordered our dresses last month. in apple too! Haha it’s one shoulder lace top and goes flowy and even has a slit! Here’s the dress in chiffon and apple
Post # 12
thank you for the pictures- SO HELPFUL!
Post # 13
I think chiffon is a much more flattering fabric choice than satin and looks good on all body types. I have been in 2 weddings that chose chiffon, and I was so happy that it was not satin.
I chose the short version of this dress for my girls in plum. Its a super cute style, and I think they could wear it again.