Post # 1
All of my bridesmaids are picking their own dresses from Alfred Angelo the only stipulation is that the dress be knee length (My dress is tea length, so the dress the bridesmaids need knee length!). 3 or my 4 bridesmaids have ordered their dresses no problem. My other bridesmaid recently had a baby which is so exciting. However, the deadline is soon to order a dress to make sure it comes in before the wedding.
My bridesmaid wanted to wait until the last moment because she isn’t sure where her weight will be in the 3 months. But we have to order now. She asked if she could wear a floor length gown and I said no because it would really make her stick out from the other bridesmaids and me as I will not even have a floor length gown. We have to order a dress soon, and I would like to have an idea of a few lovely dresses that will flatter and she will feel confident in.
Does anyone have any suggestions for Alfred Angelo knee length dresses that are forgiving, particularly in the mid region. Also as she just had a baby, and she could lose some weight before the wedding, any that would be easy to alter would also be welcome!
I just want her to feel comfortable, confident and happy, and not to stress about a dress.
Post # 3
Does it matter what material? If chiffon is fine, I have a suggestion. If not, well, I don’t. Lol.
My girls have a long chiffon one from AA and it’s super flattering on all my girls – sizes range from a 00 to 16/18. I was going to let them all pick whichever, but they all ended up liking the exact same one.
Post # 4
Nope! I just want all the same colour and don’t really care about the material!
Post # 5
Hmm…gosh, that’s a tough one. I would also say someting chiffon/empire waisty. In case this helps (although I’m not sure it will – a knee length slight a line satin dress), my girls were in style #7122 – here’s my bridesmaid in a size 12: she had the same concerns and I thought she looked great!
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Post # 7
My BMs got style 7172. (We got long, but tried on the short too) and seriously they ALL looked good. PP posted a link (the pinky color dress above). It’s really flattering on anyone, so I think she would like it. Plus, it’s easy to re-use. The straps can change or be taken off, etc.
Post # 8
@eyork: Your Bridesmaid or Best Man could also buy a long gown and have it hemmed to knee length. My BMs wore AA #7027 and the rouching across the mid-section was very flattering.
Post # 9
I would suggest something with an empire waist. I think they are much more forgiving in the midsection, so it would work well if she loses some baby weight or doesn’t between now and your wedding.
Post # 10
My bridesmaids did the same thing! I gave them the choice to pick individual dresses but they all liked that one