Getting ready outfits that bridesmaids will use again?

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What would you like best?


    PJ Set

    Button-down (maybe monogrammed?)

    Other? Explain in comments!

  • Post # 31
    14 posts
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Question: did your maids spend the night before the wedding with you hence already being in pyjamas, or did they show up on the morning of the wedding fully dressed and have to get changed into pyjamas?


    Ilike the idea of getting ready outfits, but I’d feel really stupid making them all change into pyjamas / robes just for photos before getting redressed?

    Post # 32
    3004 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think this is the part of the thread where I chime in as a size 14/16 and say that I feel incredibly self conscious in the short robes/PJs that brides typically pick for photos, and I have been in the humiliating position before of being “surprised” with a tiny little satin robe that was too small to actually wrap around my body to a reasonable standard of decency.  

    If any of your bridesmaids are larger or curvy, please be mindful that they may not be able to wear or be comfortable wearing the typical getting-ready robe/PJ set.

    Post # 34
    148 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

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    ceecee123 :  I got mine from piyama robes on Etsy. They were fantastic and I wear mine all the time. Make sure you get the “lined” ones or they’re a bit see through. 

    Post # 35
    1003 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    I’ve been a bridesmaid 5 times.. i would have 5 bridesmaid robes, but honestly i’ve started throwing them out each time because a girl can only own so many robes.


    I gave my maids a button down shirt (navy and black checked) and got myself a white and black checked one. we looked adorable, but wash them first because you end up with bits of cotton on your underarms!

    Post # 36
    3042 posts
    Sugar bee

    I didn’t vote because I would honestly love to be gifted a big fuzzy robe for a bridesmaid gift and then use it in pics. I’ve been gifted two different silky bridesmaid robes and they’re super pretty! Don’t get me wrong. But I’m very busty and I felt super unsupported and they’re kinda short to wear around the house. I wish they were the big fuzzy kind of robe. I would rewear it a ton! 

    Just a thought!

    Post # 37
    96 posts
    Worker bee

    I loveeee matching pj sets like the ones linked below (there are SO many different brands so definitely shop around), so I would go with that.

    You can get them in lots of different colours if you don’t want to do white, and you can also cater to each individual – short or long-sleeve top + short or pants – so they are all comfortable in what they’re wearing, while still having them all match. 

    They are also button-up, which is the best for when you’re getting hair and makeup done.

    Post # 38
    70 posts
    Worker bee

    Something I’m contemplating, and a lot because the big day is a good way away!, is since I have a silhouette machine and monogram EVERYTHING now, is doing that for pictures (deciding on the type of top) and saving so much, but also getting what I want for pictures. That way it won’t cost much (biggest expense was the machine but I have that already) and it’s a win/win. 


    Didn’t really answer your question but that’s always an alternative if it’s something you’re into 

    Post # 40
    136 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2008

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    sarusarunna :  yes those robes are awesome! Also. Personally the whole monogram thing is annoying to me I would not do it.

    Post # 41
    2245 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    I’m a button down shirt fan. I did recieve a robe as a Bridesmaid or Best Man and I do use it all the time, but you only really need one robe, so if you BM’s have been in a lot of weddings recently, maybe something different? 

    We are doing onsies. My friends and I love them, they are super comfy and the pics will be hilarious. They are way more “us” than fancy robes. 

    Post # 43
    9940 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    ceecee123 :  

    Ideally nothing , everyone has their own already comfortable robe. Or if you really want to,  a robe  made of cotton or terry cotton and  LONG, ie at least shin length 

    Post # 45
    793 posts
    Busy bee

    I had already received robes for weddings I’ve been in and I know most of my bridesmaids don’t sleep in pajamas, so I opted for button downs. I think they are so cute and would make a nice swimsuit coverup, second layer while traveling, etc. I’ve already worn mine a bunch, not sure about my girls.

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