How casual is too casual for bridesmaid dresses?

posted 8 months ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Is this dress too casual for bridesmaid dress?
    Yes : (56 votes)
    72 %
    No : (22 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2020 - City, State

    I like the shape of the dress but they look a little like lingerie at the top. I imagine if I wore it I would literally be hanging out and/or showing a lot of side boob. I’m also concerned that because it’s called a slip dress it might be made of thin slip material. I think if you found a very similar dress that was a little more solid and tailored at the top and definitely not ultra thin or see through, that it would not be too casual. However it seems like this might actually be a slip.

    if I’m wrong and the fabric is nice, you could have them wear this with a top over it and I think it would be fine.

    Post # 17
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    252 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2020 - City, State

    Just looked again, and even the model is showing side boob in the black one. See how it’s drooping open? That’s the main thing that concerns me, especially if not all your Bridesmaids are Twiggy.

    Post # 18
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    253 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    I don’t really see “casual” as the issue here – anyone with a belly is going to look awful in that. Unstructured satin is so unforgiving. They couldn’t wear much of a bra, either, and that middle split it super awkward. 

    Post # 19
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    2419 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Too casual compared with the gorgeous dress you chose for yourself.  

    Its also a rather unforgiving dress that will not work on anyone other than someone built like a model. 

    Post # 20
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    2649 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    bribalee :  you are the bride, only you can decide, so if you love them then they are perfect. I’d put a matching sports type bralette and a white lacy slip underneath them myself 

    Post # 21
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    1140 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    Do your bridesmaids look like models? If yes then go for it. If not, they’re going to be extremely uncomfortable in that dress.

    Post # 22
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I’ll be honest…you couldn’t pay me to wear that drsss. I would lool absolutely horrible in it. I actually don’t even think it looks that great on the model. Are you bridesmaids models? 

    Post # 23
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    Newbee

    claroquesi :  I would look hideous in that dress, and I can only think of a small handful of women who could pull it off.  I definitely don’t agree that it’s a dress that would work for all body types.

    Post # 24
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    4871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    The look like cheap nightgowns or something off the sales racks at forever 21. Keep looking. And why the buttons? Just say no.

    Post # 24
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    4871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    Double post!

    Post # 27
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    8555 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: Dorset, UK

    bribalee :  Sounds like they will go perfectly with your ideas and vision. 

    Post # 28
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    8 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2019

    I think that based on your description of your wedding those dresses would totally work. BUT, in case you’ve decided to keep looking, check out Lulus.com. They’re in the price range of the dresses you chose and have some southwest (rusty red and golds) colored dresses that are a bit less casual. Just a thought. You can also make them look more boho with things like boho bouquets, boho hair accessories, wood jewelery, strappy leather sandals, etc. I say you do you and what you like and get those dresses if you love them. But this is an awesome site in general to know about – high quality dresses.

    Also, I LOVE your wedding dress.

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