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*I had done with post earlier, but realized several hours too late that I had the wrong dress link the entire time! Obviously opinions would be different if the dress I’m talking about, isn’t the dress featured :)*
I went into bridesmaid dress shopping looking specifically for a lace dress with straps that can be more than once, without spending more than $100 because my bridesmaids do not have much money. I have not received any complaints about the dress I chose per se, but I do feel kind of guilty because the dress is $105 and costs $30 to ship, it’s from dressilyme and I don’t know the durability of their dresses, and I want them to order the dresses by mid February at the latest. But, they also knew my wedding dress since June, and that is a pretty good price for a bridesmaid dress. I guess the big question is, can this dress be worn more than once and is worth the cost, or should I keep looking?
To add on, the colors are mint and light pink, so finding the colors on a lace dress at a department store is very difficult. Also, I’m not sure if that will change the wearability status or not–I personally know that I would wear that dress more than once, but I’m not sure about my girls. Also, I don’t want to have a casual wedding, and all of the dresses I HAVE found, are much too casual for my taste–or too short lol. Any opinions would be appreciated 🙂
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I think the dress you chose is very pretty 🙂
Here is another lace dress in light pink that is slightly cheaper you might like, though it has sleeves, not straps.
Post # 5
I honestly would choose a dress color/style that YOU really like and that will take into consideration the different shapes, sizes, and ages of your bridesmaids.
As long as the dresses will not be too revealing or unflattering on any of your maids, I would choose something that you love within a reasonable price point and not worry about how many of your maids will love it or if they will ever choose to wear the dress again.
I have been a maid of honor or bridesmaid seven times, and I had input into exactly ONE of those seven dresses. I can only recall wearing one of those dresses again, and I wore it to a costume party dressed as “Miss America.” LOL
Post # 6
@arwenlynne: Its a nice dress and seems re-wearable but i feel like its an awkward length… the skirt part seems too long!
Post # 7
It’s pretty, but I wouldn’t rewear it anywhere else.
Post # 8
Have you checked out Light in the box? There are heaps of cocktail dresses in that type of design and many others. Under $100 even if they include customer measurements (which from experience Id suggest!)
Post # 9
I think it’s pretty, but what would keep me from re-wearing is that the length is a bit unusual. I think right below the knees is not very flattering.
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I think it would depend on your bridesmaids. Personally, I wouldn’t rewear a light pink or mint green dress for any occasion. They’re just not colors I wear, ever. It’s a pretty dress but I can’t think of an occasion I would wear it to, especially if it was one of those colors. Realistically, where would one wear a mint green lace dress?
Post # 12
Honestly, I wouldn’t rewear that dres.. maybe to a funeral but thats it.
Post # 13
I think wearing it again would be tough, especially in the colors you described. Mint or light pink are not exactly cocktail dress colors in my area. Sorry!
Post # 14
@KateByDesign: the description of the first link is hilarious! “Afternoon tea with your best friends is always more fun when you all dress up to match a plate of macaroons!”
realistically, if it were navy or a shade of blue…i might wear it. but mint or light pink …never. i like the dress well enough but like pp said, they arent colours i wear
this doesnt mean i dont think you shouldnt choose that one. as much as brides always say they want the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses to be rewearable, its about as likely as seeing a golden eagle flying through new york
Post # 15
I wouldn’t wear that dress again but I think that most people expect not to be able to wear a bridesmaids dress multiple times. If that’s the dress you like I think that’s fine.
Post # 16
Oh! MUCH better! I would wear that, for sure!