Post # 1
I need some opinions, please, bees! I am looking for bridesmaid dresses that will flatter a size 4 to full figure while keeping everyone’s boobs in check. Easier said than done, right? My dress (I think) is a lace v-neck on top, a satin/charmeuse/whatever sash, and a floaty skirt. I know I want full length dresses that match, but that’s where it ends. So far, most v-necks look very low cut and would not work at all.
1. Would it be weird if my dress were a v-neck and their dresses were scoop or square neck? Or should I keep looking for v-necks that are not cleavage-tacular?
2. My dress is an array of materials. Should I put them in satin or chiffon?
3. I do not want to break their banks, but so far, David’s is not showing me anything I realllly like. There is one I could probably work with, but it is definitely not the look I want. What kind of price tags am I looking at for Bill Levkoff or B2 by Jasmine? I am expecting in the $200 range? How about Alfred Angelo or Eden? Any recommendations?
Post # 3
If you have a V-neck, I would recommend something with straight lines for the bridesmaids (no scoop and no sweetheart). As far as material, you should probably just try to match whatever material is prevalent on the skirt of your dress if possible.
Check out the necklines on these two dresses (note the spagetti straps)…
Hope that helps!
Post # 4
I appreciate the reply! I would just worry that first one on a busty gal would look like a big giant X marks the spot over her chest. The second kind of straight strapless neckline is one I am considering.
I am not worried about matching necklines exactly since it is not always easy or practical, I just don’t want it to look seriously mismatched. This is what I am looking at (available in full length):
Post # 5
Wow I really like the second one! Rouching around the torso always does wonders to conceal bumps and stuff. 🙂
Post # 6
I bought an Alfred Angelo for a wedding I was a bridesmaid in. I believe it was around $175, but prices in Canada tend to be a little higher than the USA. All the dresses were around the same price from that line.
Post # 7
Thanks SapphireSun, that’s not much cheaper than I expect those two to be. I thought AA might be in the <$150 range.
Thanks, jenbrandner. That’s part of why I like it, and even though it is a straight across kind of neckline, it looks like it hits high enough that it won’t create a boob shelf. I could totally see the first one looking like your boobs are on a platter. :
Post # 8
I think both of those would work well for a busty gal. From my own experience though the big chests can be really hard to fit, and the best thing would be to get them to try on a bunch of different styles. Even if only one or two can go with you, it might be nice to go to a shop where they can try on a bunch of different cuts and necklines and see how they look. If you can’t find the exact dress you like, it would still be useful to see what some different styles look like in person.