(Closed) Dessy Twist/wrap convertible dress for bridesmaids….anyone use these???

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 4
1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010


There is a picture of a plus size model wearing one of these on this etsy site (I was going to buy bridesmaid dresses from here but my sister didn’t want them).  I actually saw a picture recently of bridesmaids wearing them but couldn’t find it again when I went searching!  They looked good though.  If you get them, post pictures because I’d love to see how it turns out!

Post # 5
2066 posts
Buzzing bee

There is a boutique in Houston that carries them.  Apparently they are so complicated to tie (and look half way flattering) that the boutique owner offers a service to come out and tie them on the bridesmaids before the wedding.

I’ve seen them in pictures in a photographer’s portfolio and I thought they looked awful.  I think its a great idea, but its an idea that works on smaller girls with out curves.  The material is not figure flattering and it ended up making the bridal party I saw look huge.  

Post # 7
92 posts
Worker bee

Actually, how it wraps depends on the materials used. I sewed one for myself using a light cotton jersey and I really liked it! I have posted pictures of my dress on my blog, but please don’t judge on those cause they were hastily wrapped for the pix. Lol!



There is actually a version for larger women that you can purchase, which has videos of how to use the wraps:


Post # 9
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I will be wearing one of these as a bridesmaid in April! The bride ordered them from amazon.com. Since we don’t live near each other they are waiting at her house. Here sister tried it on and they both really liked it. I guess they ordered a M and L for sampling and decided to order everyone an L (her sister is normally a size 4) for the extra fabric. I am a bit afraid of tying it wrong or it coming undone but kind of excited to be able to play with the different styles. I’ll pick up the dress around Christmas and let you know how it looks. We are wearing them for a destination wedding by the beach.

Post # 11
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Thanks so much for the link, I think I may try to make one of these dresses for my bridal shower and cruise honeymoon since it looks so easy!

Post # 12
24 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

My opinion?

I was a bridesmaid in my best friends wedding earlier this year. We had convertible dresses from victorias secret and they were a complete nightmare!!! None of the bridesmaids liked them (there were seven of us) and they were so difficult to put together in a way that looked nice.

So that’s just my opinion, but maybe your bridesmaids will like them?

Post # 13
1 posts

I tried on one yesterday (the Dessy twist) as a test run for my sister’s upcoming wedding. I’m a size 8/10 with Dirty Delete bra size. I didn’t find it challenging to tie and had tried about 5 different styles for the staff within 30 minutes and all of them were very cute. I did however spend a considerable amount of time online reviewing videos etc to figure it out before I tried it on and I do love fashion and clothes so that might help.

My obeservations were:

  • there are definitely enough styles for a variety of body types
  • they aren’t the challenging to tie – it would be helpful to have an extra set of hands (at least for some of the styles)
  • the ties are quite long for someone that is short – so you need to wrap it around you a few times (i’m 5’2)
  • the material drapes well and is very comfortable
  • quite a few of the styles of a bit of side boob showing so you might want to be careful if you are well endowed
  • i’d wear nipple covers as the fabric doesn’t cover your nipples very well

At $205 CAD, I’m not sure you couldn’t make it yourself cheaper for this dessy version.  The one Canadian store that carried two birds version doesn’t carry it anymore. there is also another version made by a new canadian company henkaa.com – but they don’t have as many colours, nor am I sure about the fabric. But they are cheaper at $79.99 with free shipping.

Hope that helps.

Post # 14
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i wanted the short version for my bridesmaids dresses as well, but the price was a little too steep. looking for something more affordable out there. if i find anything i’ll definitely share!

Post # 15
13 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

Erin Leigh Heart on Etsy makes these dresses…they are pretty inexpensive and she offers great wholesale discounts for bridesmaids:



Post # 16
1 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

@texasmeredith: hi how are you doing i was writing you to ask if you had the name of the boutique that sold those dresses… will you please email me with the information at [email protected]

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