Post # 1
Is that possible? I’m kind of crazy when it comes to symmetry etc and I have never liked the idea of bridsmaids wearing different dresses, even in the same color. I just like it all even, lol.
But my 5 BMs are all different lovely shapes. One is very thin, 2 are plus size, and 2 i would say are average.
I want them all to be comfortable and feel beautiful but I was hoping this could be achieved with the same dress.
Are there certain styles I should be looking at that can be universally flattering? Or is this impossible?
Post # 3
i think some people have pretty good luck with infinity/convertible dresses.. they fit a pretty wide range of sizes and can be tied slightly differently depending on body type.
Post # 4
A-line! Looks good on just about everybody.
Post # 5
Do the actual styles have to look exactly the same? I’m wondering about those convertible dresses where girls can cover up a little more if they are ‘blessed in the chest’ lol or whatnot. Those would be the same fabric and color, but the girls could wrap them differently to accommodate their body types.
Post # 6
My girls ranged from a size 4 to over a 20. I choose dresses that had straps b/c the larger chested ladies are uncomfortable with strapless. And I also choose dresses with an empire waist – it defined the high waist right under the bust and then flowed out to hide the tummy.
Overall all my girls were really comfortable in the style 🙂
Post # 7
Also it might help to make sure that everyone will be able to wear a bra with it. Not too low in the back, etc.
Post # 8
@AnnieAAA: Yes! I was trying to find something like that and didn’t see it in my 1 minute search.
Post # 9
@AnnieAAA: Love those! They worked beautifully!
Post # 10
Another consideration is fabric. While a dress may be cut in a flattering way, some fabrics just stick.and cling and drape in all the wrong places. Straps are good!! And while theoretically empire waists are flattering, sometime it just makes people look pregnant depending on how they carry their weight. I think it may be a lot of trial and error but I’m sure there is something everyone will be comfy in.
Post # 11
@AnnieAAA: Love your dresses!
Post # 12
We did a version of the infinity dress which each girl could wrap in her own way. I had a size 0 to about a 16.
Post # 13
I will give another vote to the A-line dresses. My girls were a variety of shapes and sizes (short, tall, busty, flat, skinny, plus-size, and every combination thereof), and I think they all looked great in their dress. They ordered dresses that ranged from size 4 to size 16.
Post # 14
I’d go with something A-line, bra friendly, and in a forgiving fabric like chiffon.
Post # 15
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I think something A-line with a natural waist should work fine.
Post # 16
We chose the Bill Levkoff style 674 in navy for our bridesmaids dresses! Like you I wanted everyone to be in the same dress and be comfortable. All of my girls are so excited to wear them! The dress has a corset type thing in the top so all of my girls feel stable and comfortable with it being strapless. Not to mention that they look spectacular!!! My girls range sizes 0-24!