(Closed) HELP! BRIDESMAIDS WANT TO BE COVERED

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 17
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476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

As a busty girl myself, I think shorter/flutter sleeves and a shorter dress (above knee length, but decent) would be fine. As a 38FF who just finished her third and final wedding of the year, I had to wear a strapless pink dress and I was miserable!  It is next to impossible to find a comfortable strapless bra that holds up through a wedding. I ended up wearing my longline bra from my wedding in January, which was fine, but I couldn’t move around too much on the dance floor and sitting in the limo was hilarious, because I had no “bend” in my upper body due to the bra.

Yes, it’s your wedding, but I’m sure you don’t want your girls to be miserable if they have actual body issues or are worried about finding undergarments. For one friend’s wedding I had to find a peacock blue dress- found one at Macys. Loved it.  I told my bridesmaids to pick a little black dress that was around knee length. They looked great and were comfortable and have ACTUALLY WORN THEM AGAIN!

Good luck!

Post # 18
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581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@foreverli14:  We are doing this dress. The girls can add straps or sleeves (whatever they want, if they want.) Alternatively they can choose to wear a wrap of some kind.

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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@foreverli14:  Ok, then in that case you need to put your foot down: YOUR wedding, YOUR choice.  This isnt about them being on parade, it’s about what you saw as your vision and what you have to look back on in pictures and feel good about.

Post # 23
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Worker bee

We ordered Mori Lee 647, it’s strapless, but also has spaghetti straps, but also comes with a shawl that can be tied to cover up their shoulders, which is perfect for us since we’re getting married in a catholic church and shoulders must be covered.  They are very long dresses, my sister who is 6 ft tall, doesn’t need any alterations on the length.  It’s a great option to check out, I love the dress.

Post # 24
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838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

@foreverli14:  My bridesmaids wore a halter dress. I had ONE who said she wasn’t comfortable wearing a halter because the back was too low and she wasn’t comfortable showing her arms.

I bought them ALL satin wraps and told them all to wear them. I didn’t say why, I just said wear them. So in the interest of uniformity, have them all wear long dresses. Invest in wraps. They’re a cheap coverage option and everyone is happy. Not everyone  wants to wear strapless even though it seems like the only thing you can find these days is strapless.

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