(Closed) Finding Modest Bridesmaid Dresses

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 5
5622 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I hear you! I wanted to find something pretty and modest as one of my bms is 17, and the one is VERY well endowed.

We ended up going with this dress from davids bridal and it was beautiful on both of my girls [one who is really thin, and the other who is bigger].

They both loved the dress.

Post # 6
2221 posts
Buzzing bee
Post # 8
3631 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Depending on HOW conservative you’re looking for, and if you’re okay with online,  lots of LDS dress makers are sometimes worth looking at. Some are frumpy but lots are trendy dresses with sleeves and higher necklines.

Post # 9
2221 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Oops I missed the “long” part. Here’s a cap-sleeve long dress from Mori Lee that comes in ‘wine’. http://www.morilee.com/bridesmaids/bridesmaids/691 

Alfred Sung makes a short-sleeve long dress that is really nice looking http://www.bridesmaids.com/alfredsung501.html 

After Six has some nice ones too 




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Post # 10
30400 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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AinLA:  Don’t limit yourslef to “bridesmaid” dresses. Use a site like Shopstyle to search “long red dresses”.


Post # 11
754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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AinLA:  They come in floor length as well ๐Ÿ™‚


ETA: I see goblueca: already noticed! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
93 posts
Worker bee

Daintyjewells.com has several great options,  all are modest (the owner comes from a conservative background). She may be able to do special orders too for specific colors.

Post # 13
2053 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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AinLA:  One of my bridesmaids needed to be able to cover her garments… these were the ones we were choosing between:

http://www.sophiesgownshoppe.com/espresso-401/81ww7w85w514  (the v can be brought up higher) 

http://www.lightinthebox.com/Sheath–Column-V-neck-Floor-length-Chiffon-Matte-Satin-Mother-of-the-Bride-Dress_p51978.html (We did find a lot more that would work in the MOB section.) On this site, in particular, they had a huge selection of more modest but still beautiful full length gowns.

We ended up with these 


the sash is being altered into a little flutter sleeve and the front/back could be built up if needed, but we found once she had it on that it was much higher than it looked on the model.  It is a gorgeous dress (they’re wearing claret, they tried on the dark purple in store).  I have 5 bridesmaids who range from a size 8 and 6′ to a size 18 at 5’9, a size 6 at 5’2 and a size 14 at 5’2 (the fifth is a 13 year old!)  And this is the only dress that flattered everyone.  

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Post # 14
1638 posts
Bumble bee

David’s bridal has quite a few options in a few different shades of red. I suggest checking them out.

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