Post # 1
Here’s hoping that fellow brides out there can help a girl out!
I am getting married in the fall of 2010 in Toronto, Canada. My fiance being of English decent would like to wear a kilt, along with his groomsmen.
The tartan that he has picked out is this (ok, not the best pic, but you get the idea):
I pictured my ladies in dark blue dresses, kind of like this:
However, we have always laughed how we are the “same, but different” and I think it would be unfair to ask all of them to wear the same style dress, especially since they are all different shapes and sizes!
But, because of the kilt, I also don’t want it to look too busy. And because of the length of the kilt, I am also leaning towards the opinion that a cocktail length would look silly beside a kilted man.
I am definitely a YES for the same colour and fabric (what would you call that fabric of dress above?) and I would prefer that their dresses are 1-piece…but any suggestions on how my ladies can look the “same but different” would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
How about picking a store or designer (such as David’s Bridal or Alfred Angelo) and letting them pick a dress? That way they will all be the same color and length, but different style.
That’s what I did.
Post # 4
Maybe you can take your girls to a few places, and have them try on dresses to see what styles they like. Then, once that is all nailed down, you’ll probably want to nail down a particular designer to ensure the color will be the same for all the dresses. If you are thinking of cocktail length JCrew is always a great option and if you are on a budget Target actually has some great Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses! I think it’s great that you want all your girls to feel comfortable!
Post # 5
Thanks ladies! I think I might get all the ladies together at my place for some drinks and to look through some magazines!
Post # 6
I think that color and style is beautiful and makes it cohesive without being too busy or over bearing. I would say give them a length color and FABRIC. the fabric is important because it will look very miss matched if you have one in taffeta and one in satin. That way the style they are in is flattering to their body type…they get a say so they feel confident but there is a matching element in the color length and fabric. I also have a whole sleu of different body types. From my sister who is a size 16 and 5′ 3″ to my Bridesmaid or Best Man who is 5’9″ and a size 0. So this works really well for us.