Post # 1
I’ve seen a lot of threads about mismatched bridesmaids dresses and I love the look! So many beautiful pictures have been posted. I’ve been having a really hard time deciding on a color for my bridesmaids dresses (some of you may have seen my previous posts – sorry if this is getting a little bit annoying!) and I think its because I don’t really want them to all be in one solid color. Something like this is what I would really love:
So, I’m wondering if anyone can help me by sharing some websites that are hidden gems for finding non-traditional bridesmaids dresses, including some dresses similar to what I’ve posted above (which all came from Forever New, an Australian company that does not appear to ship to the US). I need the dresses to be under $150 (preferably under $100) and available in sizes 6-14 (this might rule out places like forever 21), and I have girls in Michigan and Virginia, so ordering online would be ideal (though not 100% necessary).
I’ve checked all the standard places – anthropologie, modcloth, macy’s, nordstrom, dillards… no luck yet. If anyone can recommend stores, websites, or even dresses, I would be super grateful!
Post # 3
Hvae you tried Saks? I know that’s probably frustrating to hear b/c you tried all the other places already.
Dessy group has some really nice (IMO) Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and you could get various prints and shades…
Post # 4
@jjmomma: I actually haven’t tried Saks – its not a store I have anywhere near me, so I didn’t think of it. I’ll check there next. I’ve been to the Dessy website so many times that I pretty much know every dress there! I was planning to have my girls in mix and match knee length Alfred Sung dresses, but I can’t seem to find a solid color scheme that is working for me. But, I didn’t think of piecing together different names/styles/colors from there – I’ll try that too. Thanks!
Post # 5
Here is what I came up with very quickly from Dessy:
I guess this is a possibility. They still feel kind of bridesmaid-y to me, and I’m not sure if all these different textures and silhouettes look OK together… Would chiffon, matte satin, silk shantung, and silk dupioni look alright next to each other?
Post # 6
I attempted to do this with my 3 bridesmaids, and I ended up buying every teal dress I could find, and then returning them all. We went with traditional bridesmaid dresses instead.
However, I still really like the idea.
Here are some more places to look:
The key is to try to find free shipping and returns so you’re not out any money on the dresses that don’t work. Good luck!
Post # 7
Oh and piperlime.com has some cute stuff too.
Post # 8
Derp. Just saw that you already checked these.
I’d go with shopstyle then… or google shopping.
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Post # 10
Light in the Box has been inspiring to me. I’ve read reviews and everything seems legit so I’d maybe look around their site.
Post # 11
One of my absolute FAVORITE places to buy dresses online is eShakti.com. For $7.50 extra you can customize to your measurements and you can also customize the neckline, sleeves, and hemline length on almost all the dresses. I love, love, LOVE them! They are also wonderful with customer service. I really wanted to go with them for my bridesmaids dresses, but they just don’t have anything in my wedding color. I am definatly getting my rehearsal dress and my bridal shower dress through them, though. I am just going with David’s Bridal for the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and I told all my girls they could pick any style they wanted as long as it was knee length and in my color of Sangria.
Post # 12
do you have a forever 21 where you are?
eta: oops sorry! didn’t see the part about ruling them out. my apologies:)
Post # 13
OK did a collage of dresses from Macys, Nordstroms and Dillards all in your price range – do you like any of these?
Post # 14
@SandyThePoet: this site is amazing. my closet thanks you. my bank account, not so much 🙂
Post # 15
i have purchased the top righthand dresses in your picture for my upcoming wedding!! From ForeverNew… they have amazing and cheap dresses!!! So very cute! and comfortable!!