Post # 1
Me and 3 of my 5 girls went bridesmaid dress hunting a bit ago at Davids Bridal. This Sunday we are heading to House of Brides to do some more. Iam doing my research online and making a list of the ones I would like them to try on.
The girls are sizes 0, 4, 6, 8 & 24. I want all the girls to like and be comfortable in the dresses I put them in. I have an idea on what I should stay away from bc of the previous visit. But I keep finding myself drawn more towards those. Such as mermaid style which I dont think I can do. So I need help on what styles are better for full figured females. If anyone has any pictures, tips, advice, that would be sooo very helpful!
Post # 3
Well, A-lines are pretty universally flattering. I think that full-figured women can pull off a mermaid, depending on their shape.
Pick dresses with lots of structure.
No super-clingy fabric because it emphasizes lumps and bumps.
Post # 4
It’s not for everybody, but have you given consideration to letting them pick their own style from a specified line and fabric type?
Post # 5
@SapphireSun: I’m going to second this – we did it for my girls (4,12 short,14,14 tall,18 short).
I was also recently in someone else’s wedding with a dress that initially I hated – but in the end I felt so pretty and it was SO comfortable. I’m a 14 in DB bridesmaid and the other girls were 8, 10, and 12. Style was 84066
Post # 6
Also, I don’t know what your color choice is, but the darker the better it will look on the group. Part of why I hated this dress above is the color I tried on to fit at the store was powder blue, which made me look a LOT bigger than I am.
Post # 7
I cannot let the girls pick their own dresses because Im not having one color Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. I am doing alternating pink and brown dresses, each with a color accent of the other color. And if I had a bunch of different dresses on top of that it would probably be a mess. But my size 24 Bridesmaid or Best Man has picked to be in brown so I think that will help as well.
Post # 8
What about letting pick the dress in the color you want?