How casual is too casual for bridesmaid dresses?

posted 4 months ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Is this dress too casual for bridesmaid dress?
    Yes : (56 votes)
    72 %
    No : (22 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 2
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I really like those dresses  – though  I would call  them autumnal colours rather than summer ones if that matters   –  and so long as they suit your bridemaid’s body type(s)   they would be lovely.

    They are casual though  so when you say  semi formal  do you  just mean , ‘not completely  casual ‘ or do you really mean semi formal? If the latter, they will probably have to be dressed up a bit. 

    And if your dress is a sparkly lace mermaid for instance or big tulle ballgown and  the guys are all in suits ….

    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee

    I think they look like nightgowns and would not be flattering to most women’s bodies.

    Post # 4
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2019

    I think it depends on how casual your wedding is. Are they inexpensive? Could you order one and look at it next to your dress? I think you can always dress up a casual outfit with the right accessories and shoes. It looks like it’s satin or something, but the buttons make it look more casual. What do your bridesmaids think? If they all agree that it’s too casual, then maybe it is. They’re the ones that have to wear it. Although, this is one that they can wear again! Sorry if that’s not helpful, hard to make a decision without knowing more about you wedding style. It doesn’t scream wedding, but under the right circumstances I think it could work. They’re cute dresses. I’d wear it lol

    Post # 5
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it’s perfect for a summer outdoor wedding. The colors are irrelevant. If you like them use them. Colors aren’t restricted to certain months of the year.

    Not every bridesmaid needs to wear an Azazie chiffon dress.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I’d say they do work together with your wedding style, but would probably only look good on body types matching the model in the photographs. And I’d add some accessories to make them look slightly less casual. 

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee

    bribalee :  Those are nice – though casual -dresses, and the lace around the bust might be problematic for anyone who doesn’t have a small bust. I suggest you look for other alternatives such as the one below from an Etsy shop; it keeps to your Bohemian style theme, would work with basically all body types, and it’s available in the colors you posted.

     

    Post # 9
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

    Even with your boho / southwestern vibe I find these

    to be VERY casual…there are probably other similarly-priced options out there if you keep looking a bit. Maybe look at WAYF, LEITH?

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Your dress is gorgeous, but I think the bridesmaids dresses are too casual for it. Love the colors, though!!!

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2019

    I like the colors, but the dresses look like nightgowns…

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee

    I think the look a bit nightgownish, and wouldn’t really work for anyone with an actual shape to their body / curves / boobs! 

    Colour scheme is lovely tho, and your wedding sounds cool!

    Post # 13
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    Newbee

    Wow these dresses are super stylish and unique! It’s definitely a risk, but that’s what I like about them. You seem to have a very strong sense of style just looking at your dress and hearing about your decor ideas. I think these would go very well and I can picture your wedding being featured on Style Me Pretty or something!

    Agree with the other bees about your bridesmaids’ body types though, it definitely takes a certain shape to pull these dresses off. 

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I really love the dresses and I think they will fit perfectly with your wedding! Especially with your dress and the groomsmen’s outfits, and for an outdoor wedding with a casual dinner, they will match the vibe really well.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    Those bridesmaid dresses look like nightgowns 100% and anyone who’s not a size 0 is going to look terrible. I get what you’re going for but you’ve got this gorgeous dress and THAT is what you want for your BMs?

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