Post # 1
I am having the worst time finding classic blue bridesmaid dresses.
I am looking for this color of blue that is found on the J Crew silk chiffon dresses (Vintage Blue) or something very close. No Navy blues and no cobalt blues, but something in between.
I cannot use the Jcrew dress because a good friend who is getting married is using them.
I also do not want the fabric to be very shiny or formal, so no silks, taffetas, etc. Cotton, cotton sateen or silk chiffon would work.
Lastly, I would prefer a dress that is not strapless (some of my bridesmaids have large busts) but no spaghetti straps either, and preferably knee-length.
I would love to have a dress that is scoop neck with darts (folds of fabric) on the scoop.
Please, please help me!!
Post # 3
I am using the David’s Bridal "marine" which is not at all green the way it sounds like it sould be, and it’s similar to your color. You can sort their dresses by fabirc type to aboid shinyness.
Also, google let’s you search their images by color now: here’s a quierie of bridesmaid dresses and blue: http://images.google.com/images?q=bridesmaid+dresses&hl=en&sa=N&um=1&imgcolor=blue
You might try "cotton" "summer" or some other adjective in place of bridesmaid to get different results.
Post # 4
I’d also suggest you talk to your friend. One of my bridesmaids had her maids wear Sophia last September. She’s wearing the same dress (different fabrics & colors) in my wedding in July and one of her maid’s weddings in November. She was totally happy to wear it in both, and to see it at 3 weddings in a year.
Or you could have your girls wear the twist-strap dress, which is similar, but not exactly the same. If you love that dress, it might be worth picking the same one.
Post # 5
I don’t know if it’s the same on your computer, but do you see that Dessy ‘twist’ dress in the top right advertisement? It’s jersey material, which is definitely a dress-up or dress-down thing, and the blue is GORGEOUS.
Post # 6
This isn’t exactly what you are looking for but might work, and they have tons of dresses on tehre:
Post # 7
This one is gorgeous, classic, a very close blue to the j.crew, and the taffetta isn’t shiny. It’s so beautiful!