(Closed) Has anyone ever been a bridesmaid and didn’t like the dress?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Good lord. Ive unfortunately never liked any of the bridesmaids dresses ive worn. You just gotta suck it up and rock the dress as best as you can!! lol My last one wasnt too bad since I sorta picked it, but the color was not “me” and I didnt have much to choose from style wise. I dont have a picture, but my least favorite was probably some Davids Bridal Separates (separate top and bottom) that my mom picked out for me for her 3rd wedding a few years ago.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was a bridesmaid only once and I was not a fan of the dress. Luckily we didn’t have to pay for it because her mom made them for all 7 of us. This is the main reason I let my girls pick their dresses. Here is a picture of some of the other bridesmaids because there is no picture of me in it.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Every.single.time.

For some reason, women in my acquaintance with normally fantastic taste cannot for the life of them pick a dress that actually suited another person. Imagine.

I have about 4 Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses sitting in my closet never to be worn again. Total waste of money.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Oh yes.  The last wedding I was in I HATED the dres.  The bride had a very different body than all the BMs and yet chose a dress that fit HER.  She didn’t even take any of us shopping.  She went shopping herself, tried on dresses and picked the one she liked.  All the BMs were very slim and yet the dress made us all look pregnant.  I donated it the day after the wedding.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

i was. it was a long davids dress with a train and the bride added a sash for whatever reason.

http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Strapless-satin-A-line-with-Cascading-Back-81026_Bridal-Party-Bridesmaids-Long-Bridesmaid-Dresses

you can’t see the back but there is a train and there was a loop where the train met the dress that we put the sash through. we wore it in black. it fit poorly on everyone. too big on me (the sash held it up) and too tight on others.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

there was another one where the dress was HOT PINK silk. we had the dresses made and had to go to this lady’s house and it was creapy. All of our stles were different and mine was horrible. the top was like a tank top. when it was done the top was too big and the bottom was too tight. it was a two piece dress….you know so we could wear the top as a shirt later 🙂

I wore it as a halloween costume. i was a princess. it was all i had.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve been in a few weddings where I didn’t like the dresses. There was a gold and brown bubble hem dress that was WAY too short on me and there was a pastel purple floor length gown that washed me out and draped in such a terrible way on the front.

I know we’re supposed to rock the dress regardless of what it looks like, and I did the best I could, but its hard to feel confident if you feel like you look like a fool.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

this one wasn’t that bad in theory, BUT (and you can’t tell in this picture because of the angle and my slumping) because i have longer legs than the other BMs, it was mid-thigh only on me! the bride actually changed to this dress after i had already bought the one she decided on before and i have to say, this one was better.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’ve always been honest with the brides who’s weddings I’ve been in about my body issues and what I wanted to wear -I have a rather large scar on one of my thighs an I won’t wear anything shorter than calf lenght. A bride can ask, but it won’t happen. Sorry. I’m also considerate of other girls in the wedding party and their body issues too _i’m really busty and look horrible in round necklines, but I had a bride who picked one because her sister had bad chest acne.

I was totally upfront with my BM’s about their dresses -I wanted them to feel comfortable because that’s what will look best for the day. They ended up both agreeing on the same dress, but my one Bridesmaid or Best Man later confessed she thought it revealed too much clevage -so I’m letting her wear a camisole under it.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Oh yes.  The last wedding I was in I hated the dress with a passion.  It had everything that was trendy at the time.  AND it had pickups.  Shoot me.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yup — it’s happening to me right now. I will of course wear it because it’s what the bride wants, but I have to admit I was bothered by having to spend $160 plus the cost of alterations on a dress that I just do not like one bit and will absolutely never wear again.

This is exactly why I let my BMs choose their own dresses.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I had the pleasure of wearing this. (Not me…model photo). I hated everything about it…the style, the colour, it was too hot and the material stuck to your skin. I donated it the day after the wedding.

 

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve been a Bridesmaid or Best Man 4 times and have never really loved any of the dresses.  But I figure that’s normal.  None of the dresses were horrible but I’d never wear any of them again.  Sure, every bride wants their maids to be able to wear the dresses again, but in reality it almost never happens.  And it’s the bridesmaids job to just suck it up, smile, and make the day go as easy as possible for the bride.  I figure what goes around comes around.  We all at some point have to pay too much for an ugly dress, but at some point your maids will do it for you too! 

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper

i loved my first Bridesmaid or Best Man dress, i even wore it again as a wedding guest ! i got to pick the style though, was just told the color i had to get.  my second one i also got to pick, but was limited by designer and waited to the last minute, so i was not in love with it. third was ok, but i ended up losing weight and it was too big, had to get it altered again and i still dont think i will wear it again.  my most recent one i really like and hope to wear again when i have an opportunity. i will post my 2 faves.

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