Post # 1
I’m a Bridesmaid or Best Man in my friend’s wedding this coming May. There are three of us and we were all told to chose our own dresses with a few guidelines:
at least fingertip length
not too much cleavage
not too bridesmaidy
and it has to fit her garden cocktail level of formality.
I’ve been looking for fun, summery garden type dresses in light flowy fabrics but yesterday found this on sale. It’s Kate Spade so the quality is great and the price is very good for the quality but still not dirt cheap, $169 But I’m on the fence about it. Is it too boring and too bridesmaidy?
I was hoping to buy a dress I could re-wear and I’m not sure if I’d re-wear this one. Does it scream “bridesmaid” or is it just a nice cocktail dress?
What do you ladies think? The dress is not returnable because it’s on sale so if I get it there’s no going back.
on the model
Post # 3
I like it. It looks much better on you than the model! No worries of the wind catching your skirt for a Marilyn moment either.
Post # 3
I like it. I don’t think it looks too bridesmaidy. .
as for wearing it again – I wouldn’t because of the color, not the style.
$169.00 is a lot to pay for a dress you wouldn’t wear again.
Post # 5
I think that dress is adorable! The fact that it’s Kate Spade doesn’t hurt, either! 🙂
Post # 6
I think its cute and would make a great bridesmaid dress without being to ‘bridesmaidy” plus its a great dress to have on hand for other weddings or even just a night out. it would look cute with black tights and a black cardigan or just as is with some cute sandles for the summer. Is say go for it because you can totally wear it again.
Post # 7
The style is super cute & wearable but I would be hesistant to re-wear it because of the color.
Post # 8
I think it is perfect! Not bridesmaid looking at all. It is a tad pricey if you are never going to wear it again, but i personally think you could wear it anywhere. Just throw a sweater over it and wear it to work, throw it on for a night out, anything like that. It’s pretty versatile to me. 🙂
Post # 8
Post # 9
thank you for the feedback ladies.
@jpalm13: thank you and very true about the wind.
@GroovyHippieChick: and @alicia1745: I actually love the color and would have no problem wearing it. It’s the style of the dress I’m hesitant about. My mom discribed it as “white bread boring”.
@julies1949: excellent suggestion. Unfortunately I wouldn’t be able to return in within the timeline provided by RenttheRunway due to the wedding logistics. Plus the dress does not fit me perfectly and will need minor alterations.
Post # 10
I like it and I feel like you could make it more rewearable, with a sweater and more relaxed hairstyle. Pinterest has some good inspiration styles with similar cuts of dresses.
Post # 11
The dress looks great on you (way better than the model!), so I think it would be fine – but considering you aren’t crazy about it and you still have a couple of months to keep looking, I’m inclined to say skip it. If you are going to pay that price, you might as well find something you love.
Post # 14
I really like it and I do think that it’s a good, classic re-wearable dress!