(Closed) Opinions on Junior Bridesmaid Dress

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What dress should my Jr. BM wear?
    Pale pink Bill Levkoff despite being plain (#1) : (3 votes)
    12 %
    Tulip Bari Jay with matching sash (#2) : (8 votes)
    31 %
    Tulip Bari Jay with floral design on bodice (#3) : (5 votes)
    19 %
    Pale pink Bill Levkoff with similar bodice to BM (#4) : (9 votes)
    35 %
    Have Jr.BM wear the same Bari Jay dress that BM are wearing : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Other (please explain!) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    7736 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I share your concerns – I don’t think the dress in the photo is appropriate for an 11 year old.

    My personal opinion is that you should match the colour and not worry too much about the style being a little different. I think the floral details (dress 3) stand out a bit much, and also the sash (dress 2) depending on its colour. Perhaps dress 2 with a sash in not too different a colour?

    Post # 4
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I like #2 in tulip – no accent color, all the same as the Bridesmaid or Best Man color. Like the previous poster, I would go for matching the color first and then picking the style second.

    Post # 7
    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Definitely get the tulip Bari Jay junior bridesmaid dress – the other would look awkward, and not be appropriate.  People do not expect JBMs to match perfectly with the others, and that dress complements your BM’s style well. 

    Post # 8
    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I don’t really think bust development needs to be a factor, after all there are plenty of full grown lovely women out there with A or AA chests. One of my bridesmaids is a Dirty Delete and the other is an A and they were both able to find a dress thaht compliments them both. I have no issues with a dress like that for an 11 year old, if you’re concerned about her showing skin maybe only giver her a bolero to wear with it to cover her shoulders? 

    Post # 9
    1963 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I would agree that a sweetheart neckline isn’t so appropriate for an 11 year old. I voted for the similar bodice, but it was close between that and option #2! I think either would look great 🙂 Maybe ask your niece which dress she likes better?

    Post # 10
    5547 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I also vote no to a somewhat plunging neckline for an 11 year old.  I like #2 or 4 for a jr Bridesmaid or Best Man. 

    Post # 11
    203 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    What if you got the same dress as your bridesmaids and see if they could add some little straps to it or something? either just spaghetti straps, or a little cap sleeve made out of the extra material they would proably have to trim off the bottom would make it a little more appropriate while still keeping it the same! good luck!

    Post # 12
    1935 posts
    Buzzing bee

    ya i agree the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress is too mature for an 11 year old. Def just pick a different dress in the same colour.

    Post # 13
    68 posts
    Worker bee

     I think the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress could work for an 11 year old- if she was able to try it on it may really help.  It is all how you feel though– these dresses were worn at a friend of mine’s sisters and I think they look fine (ages 12 and 10 i believe )  For the reception they did have spaghetti straps attached on. Just for som reference.

    I also think the one with the flowers at the bottom you posted would look nice since the flowers will overall match the dress and your wedding colors


    Post # 14
    9142 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    I guess I am old fashioned but I don’t think it’s appropriate to put an 11 year old in a strapless dress.  I picked #4 because it’s similar enough to the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress but it has tank top style straps which I find appropriate for that age.  My sister is that age and she has to wear a bra so I would be uncomfortable with her showing 11 year old cleavage in public; it’s just icky because to me because I know there are weirdos out there that would perve on it.

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