(Closed) Help!Dessy Twist Wrap Bridesmaids Dress: Anyone know anything about this dress?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t know much about it, but I just wanted to tell you that it looks gorgeous!

Post # 4
1013 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My bridesmaids tried it on. They are notvery big girls the fabric was super clingy and showed every little bump on their bodies! I thought they were not very flattering at all!

Post # 6
3 posts

You ladies should consider the Henkaa convertible dress – http://www.henkaa.com. It doesn’t cling or stick, and they even have a plus size option available. You can check out their gallery to see what it looks like on real bodies. http://www.henkaa.com/gallery

Post # 7
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I had the infinity dresses for my bridemaids custom made for a fraction of the price of the dessy and henkaa dresses. And the material is not clingy and drapes beautifully.

It also comes in plus sizes if you wanted to order dresses that were ready made.

Here is the etsy shop I used:



Post # 8
1 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

I know it’s a bit too late for the original poster, but for anyone who is still interested in these, I actually got these for all my bridesmaids, and they range from size 6 to 16. In my opinion, they looked fantastic, and I can’t wait to see us all together at the wedding. It is a destination, so the non-wrinkle qualities make this a great travel dress.

First off, the ultimate result depends on how well you tie them. Don’t rely just on the instructions from the website. Instead, visit youtube and look up some how-to videos for ideas. Before I decided on these, I bought one in medium in black in order to see how the sizes run, and to see if we all wanted to go with them. Using the “practice dress”, my girls and I actually made an evening of it, with one of us playing “Barbie” and the rest of us trying the styles in different ways. It was lots of fun. 🙂 

We found the following:

1) The dresses run a bit large, but the bandeaus run about right (as they are listed on the website). So most girls needed a small dress with a medium bandeau.

2) The secret is to wrap them TIGHTLY, and when going around the waist, make sure the bands are spread out a bit to distribute the fabric. And once they are tied, adjust the fabric to smooth any problem areas.

3) I also really recommend getting the optional bandeau for extra coverage. Your more generously endowed girls will thank you!

4) Dessy now has a version called the “little twist dress”, which is made of the same fabric, but is slightly different in design. Those might suit people a bit better, since there aren’t yards and yards of fabric to deal with. THOSE dresses run smaller than the originals though – the girls who needed smalls in the regular twist wrap dresses needed a medium in the little twist dress.

I hope this helps! I’ll try to post pictures if we have another dress-up session.

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