(Closed) Is this dress too sexy for my bridesmaids (open back)?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Does this dress match my dress?


    Yes, but you could do better

    Not really

    Not even a little! Wedding planning is making you crazy!

  • Post # 17
    4269 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I actually think that dress is freakin adorable. I want to be your bridesmaid.I would just get cups sewed in or something. I love backless gowns.

    Post # 18
    7530 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think this is a question you need to ask your BM’s. It’s a pretty dress, but if your girls have anything more than a B or C cup, it’s probably a no go. I’m a DD, and this would be a definite no for me, no matter how pretty it was, because I couldn’t wear a bra and the dress doesn’t seem fitted enough to offer support.

    Post # 19
    9129 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Not too sexy but it’s way too identical to your dress for me.

    Post # 20
    1847 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    PPs have brought up this point, but I’m going to elaborate further. Not only are girls with a large chest likely to have a problem with not being able to wear a bra, but it’s also possible that other girls would too. I don’t have even a moderate-size chest by any definition, but I still have never and will never go braless anywhere outside my own house. You need to make sure everyone is comfortable with the dress, whether they wear an A cup or a G.

    As for matching, I wouldn’t personally want my bridesmaid dresses to match the details of my dress, I would want them to be different in a way that doesn’t clash. However, to each her own, and I think the details look fine together if matching is what you prefer. 

    Post # 21
    2278 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    I like the dress but it’s the exact same cut and material as yours. I’d go with something a little different. You don’t want them to matchy match you.

    Post # 22
    2081 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1993

    I like the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress, but IMO it’s far too similar to yours.

    Post # 23
    377 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Agreed. Love the dresses, but the bridesmaids need to look like bridesmaids, not mini brides.


    Post # 24
    307 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

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    @Daisy_Mae:  +1

    I was just going to say this, you might be getting the wrong responses, I had to double-take when I submitted

    Post # 25
    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    No, they are not “too sexy.” But in order to pull off that dress, all the bridesmaids will have to have lean/muscular backs (i.e. no “back fat”), no tan lines, and no need of bra support. That’s a little too much to ask of them unless they unanimously approve of the dress.

    The matchy-matchiness doesn’t bother me.

    Post # 26
    6474 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I LOVE the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, and no way are they too sexy IMO, BUT, I think they’re too similar to your dress personally; I think a different colour or fabric would work better.

    Post # 27
    8414 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

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    @Taeyers:  +1

    OP…. I tend to agree with all the points Taeyers has mentioned. 

    Post # 28
    1412 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2017 - Downtown Riverfront Cafe

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    @LucyLaLa: As someone with an average bust size, I would NEVER want to wear a dress that didn’t allow me to wear a bra at a WEDDING, of all places. Not only will they be getting plenty of attention, being the bridesmaids, but they will likely want to dance and dancing without a bra is highly uncomfortable. Also, depending on the individual, “headlights” could play a big problem. I understand that there are stick-on options to cover one’s self, but I would definitely speak with your BMs about a dress that, in my opinion, is not a dress that looks very comfortable for longer or formal wear. 

    Post # 29
    802 posts
    Busy bee

    Sorry, voted wrong (chose not really), I thought the poll question was the title of the thread. I do think they look very similar, and no they arent too sexy. But I really agree with bohosioux about the bra issue, unless your bridesmaids all already own bras for backless/open backdresses.

    Post # 30
    12242 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think it’s GORGEOUS, if your girls feel comfortable wearing it!

    Post # 31
    556 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think it’s a beautiful dress but I personally would never wear backless. For me, I would not want a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress to match my dress so closely.

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