(Closed) Having bridesmaid dress issues!! ~ tell me the truth about these dresses

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What do you think of this dress? Suitable for bridesmaids?
    Yes I like it, suitable for bridesmaids : (27 votes)
    56 %
    No ~ explain below pls! : (16 votes)
    33 %
    Other ~ pls explain below : (5 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I don’t think there’s anything specifically wrong with it – what complaints have your bridesmaids had?

    Post # 4
    411 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    On the models, I think it looks great. Is there anyway the girls could try them on though? They look as though they border along the line of “looks great on everyone” and “only a select few can wear it”.

    Post # 6
    499 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    As a size 16 myself, I’d love it if that’s what the bride picked for Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. I’ve never been so lucky though. Anyway, I like them. Maybe I’m weird too.

    Post # 7
    3575 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I voted no.  Personally, I just don’t like the color.  I think the style is okay though.

    Post # 8
    5778 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I like both(color & style) and if no one has tried them on yet, I’d reserve judgment until they do. They might all be pleasantly surprised!

    Post # 9
    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’d be happy to wear it! Maybe the cost is a factor for them? Most BMs wouldn’t think twice about a $30 dress, but might voice an opinion more if the dress a large investment.

    Post # 10
    1871 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Is it suitable, meaning does it look wedding(ish) enough? Yes.

    But I think that the fit might be tricky. I’m an hourglass figure with a large chest and heavy arms–I could deal with bearing my arms, but I have a feeling that a dress like the third example would make me look heavier and pregnant–especially with that fall coming right down from the breasts. You’re right that it’s easier to adjust, but a lack of rigidity in the fabric might also mean a lot of lumps and bumps (although spanx can certainly fix this).

    But I don’t see why your BMs have complaints before they’re even tried on. If it’s the color, well, I think that you should put your foot down. It’s not an obnoxious color. Wait and see how it looks on everyone, but in the end, don’t be afraid to pull rank as the bride.

    Post # 11
    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    When I see a dress that looks great on a thin model, I try to think about how it would look on people with a little more meat on their bones: I could see this dress being kind of unflattering on someone my shape, with a smaller chest and waist and wider hips.  Of course I can’t speak to your BM’s shapes, but I don’t think the dress is something I’d be pumped to wear.


    Post # 12
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I’d be happy to wear that dress as a bridesmaid. You rarely have a dress that you can wear a normal, comfy bra with! And I think it’s a pretty color. It’s your wedding, you should get to have dresses that you like, unless it makes them completely uncomfortable to wear it.

    Post # 13
    2588 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    They look like they might be a tad matronly, based on the high waistline and the ruching. Just my honest opinion. My natural waist (and many other women’s, as well) does not hit at directly below my bust. Maybe find something that comes closer to the natural waist?

    Post # 14
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    It looks fine on the model but I can tell you that for my body type that dress would be very unflattering.  I have large boobs and a big butt and hips to go with them.  The flowy thing coming down the front from the middle of the boobs would either make me look really fat or pregnant.  It just not a good look when you aren’t tiny.

    Also, the other issue with big boobs and the waistline right below the bust is that the waistline rarely (if ever) lays where it is supposed to as there isn’t enough material to go all the way around the boobs.  Then the waistline ends up cutting accross the boobs which looks terrible.

    I do think it is a pretty color that would flatter most people and love that it is something that could be worn with a regular bra instead of strapless.  But I think you could do better with the style, especially with BMs with such a range of body types.

    Post # 15
    133 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I know you have your heart set on this dress it just comes down to how you handle the situation. Do you want it your way with no exceptions or do you want your bridesmaids to be comfortable. Women all of us deal with self esteem issues. I wanted my girls to feel good about themselves in there dress and be comfortable I picked a collor they picked the dress.. I feel that was a good 50/50 way to deal with picky bridesmaids and they feel PRETTY and will have fun and feel confident walking down the asile! love them even thoe they can be a thorn in my side  my sister 15 gets the short maid of honor dress

    Post # 16
    177 posts
    Blushing bee

    I think you have the right idea. I think that color is tough for some people. However, I’d wear whatever the bride asks me to and smile. 🙂

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