(Closed) Flattering bridesmaid dresses?

posted 12 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
32 posts

Definitely not strapless dresses. Look for something with some interesting bust detail — maybe ruching or something else to add interest. Try to find something that does not require the dress to be exactly fitted to the bust otherwise they’ll have to get tons of alterations around the bust.

Post # 4
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2001

Being a lady who was not blessed in that area as well, I can tell you what I like to wear and what I feel looks good on smaller-breasted bodies. I love halters that are not cut too deep because it highlights my shoulders and arms. Won’t work as well for more athletic builds with broader shoulders though. I agree with c-girl, in that I also like detailing around the bustline or right underneath to give the appearance of having more than I really do and/or drawing the attention away from the actual lack of cleavage. Ruching/draping can give girls that extra oomph. Scoop necklines are usually universally flattering for most women – again, nothing too low-cut. And higher, jewel/bateau necklines can be very flattering as well – but may look more conservative than some ladies prefer and are harder to find. Here are a number of dresses that I think could work:

Jasmine Belsoie Collection: 




Jasmine B2 Collection:





Watters Wtoo:



Mori Lee:



Post # 5
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods

I agree with c-girl; Jim Hjelm has many dresses that meet those requirements.

Post # 6
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I got my girls their dresses from BCBG…I find those dresses suit them very well!  Good Luck!

Post # 7
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2007 - Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook IL

Hrmm, I think strapless looks pretty good on smaller-chested ladies! I personally would stay away from v-necks, cuz I think they are not as flattering. My AA sister flat out told me she did NOT want a v-neck =)

Post # 8
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2020 - Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers

We picked Jenny Yoo dresses and they seem to cut for smaller bust sizes. She’s got some beautiful new dresses this season. Also they offer a lot of varied tops for similar styled dresses.

Post # 9
11 posts
  • Wedding: June 2008

Aria dresses are very well made and were very flattering on all my bridesmaids when we went dress shopping.

Post # 10
47 posts
  • Wedding: January 2020

I’m in the same boat as you are!  We tried on some strapless dresses, but since they pretty much all had wires in the bust area, they thought it made them look weird (oddly large chest).  We ended up going with Mori Lee Ava 413 (http://morilee.com/DressDetail.aspx?C=9&D=413&P=1).  I haven’t received the dresses, but I’ll let you know how they turn out.  I definitely agree with c-girl, ruching and other details definitely helps!

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