(Closed) Most Unflattering Dresses

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

way to insert your own opinion on someone elses choices. 

Post # 4
295 posts
Helper bee

The last wedding I was in the dresses were hot pink which in itself was not that bad but the dresses were FAR to short. I felt like everything was on display and we were all so uncomfortable. We looked more like strippers than bridesmaids. 

I would have gladly worn any color she chose even if I thought it was hideous but I was truly uncomfortable the whole night because I felt like if I moved I would flash everyone. 

Post # 5
1084 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think it depends.. As long as the bride and the bridesmaids are happy, I don’t really think it matters.

Personally though, I am not a fan of long, heavy bridesmaid dresses. It reminds me of highschool formals.

Post # 6
8040 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@MsBlackberry:  I hate it when bridesmaids are forced to wear the exact same dress, even if their figure doesn’t work for it.

I’m all for choosing a color (or a palette, I know mix and match type styles are popular these days) and having the girls pick something they’re comfortable in.


Post # 7
10452 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

My mom’s bridesmaid dresses were the worst I’ve ever seen. But hey, it was 1980… They looked like blue floral print curtains.

Post # 8
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Worst dress for me ever was an irridescent peach-orangish color made of a raw silk and then with a liner with NO give whatever, so it was like bring squeezed into a sausage tube for any of us that had curves.  The dresses were sewn by a friend of her mom’s and not done too well in regards to fit.  They looked bad on pretty much everyone.  I am uber-pale and it actually looked best on me (which doesn’t say much, because it still looked horrid) , but then the bride made us all wear bronze-shaded lipstick & eye-makeup that made all all look equally bad.  And these really uncomfortable strappy natural hemp platform sandals – the straps on the shoes rubbed everyone’s feet raw by the end of the night.


The kicker?  That was my brother’s wedding.  My sister-in-law in now my Maid of Honor!  *evil laugh*  She actually gave me permission to put her in a fugly dress as repayment… but I’m nice and I actually picked out dresses that look good on my two girls.  😀

Post # 9
11165 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

My wedding colors were champagne and blush pink. While I had originally wanted the dresses to be champagne with pink sashes I quickly realized that very few skin tones work with that soft champagne color. I changed my dresses to light pink so that the girls would be in the most flattering color.

I get that it is a balance between a bride’s vision and what looks best on the BMs. I think all aspects need to be considered before making a choice instead of just plowing ahead regardless of the “traffic cone” color.

Post # 10
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Treejewel19:  Very very true!  I never understand why some people say that brides pick ugly dresses for their BMs on purpose.  I want my BMs to look their best so that we ALL look good in their pics.  I’m going to outshine them in my wedding dress regardless, so I’ll pick a color that we all like in a style that looks good on them!

Post # 11
2874 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

i saw Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses at a wedding where the dresses were allegedly “custom made” for the BMs. as in, they take the measurements and fit them exactly to fit the BMs so theoretically shouldnt need alterations. this shop,also works very quickly so does it maybe…6 weeks before the wedding – so hard to gain/lose loads of weight in that time

i swear though…shapeless sacks. one was gaping around the bust, one badly hemmed. bearing in mind something like a standard Dessy dress is about 200-250 dollars, and these were around 420 dollars. eek.

Post # 12
1780 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

The worst ones ive seen, i didnt care for, but they were a custom deal, they had made for  the wedding….well they were barbie neon pink….not a bad color, they all looked good in the color, but ya know those little girl dresses with the tube tops and the completely tulle skirts, yeah, that on grown women, who are curvey girls, not to mention there really wasnt a liner, just to about mid thigh, and well, tulle is itchy as hell…it was in july at an outdoor evening wedding, those poor girls about scratched their legs off! cute dresses for little girls but not really appropriate for an outdoor wedding, or for grown women….IMO

kind of like this except adult plus sized and neon barbie pink….(should note all birdesmaids and the bride were over 30……) like i said these dresses +little 5 year old girs=ADORABLE, 30+ year old women who are curvy, not soo much….obv. pic below is not the dress just the style minus the thing on top of the top part of the dress….

Post # 13
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@kansas_nurse:  Oh, wow.  Ummm…. I’m going to go hide from the scary picture now!

Post # 14
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I can’t recall attending a wedding where the bridesmaid dresses were memorably bad, but I’ve seen a wedding party where all the bridesmaids were very full figured and they were wearing strapless floor length dresses. I don’t have a problem with strapless dresses whatsoever, but they were very unflattering on the women  because there was spillage all over the top (sides, back, front). It looked awful frankly, and I thought a different sort of silhouette would have been more flattering. I don’t think the bride necessarily intended to make them look that unflattering on purpose, but strapless simply doesn’t work for everyone in my opinion



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