Post # 17
@omalley13 I’m in the same boat. On the other end is my 00p bridesmaid. I had the same problem with all those places you listed but those were my personal favorites. I just want some simple cotton dresses. Currently I’m leaning towards etsy since they are custom made.
Post # 18
Have you considered letting your BMs choose their own dress style within your color guidelines? Or getting them together to try on different styles to see what works? Or even just getting their input… most girls know what is flattering for their own size/shape.
Post # 19
@rica827: No kidding. I’m sure the price difference has something to do with the “silk” fabric, and the fact that it’s a limited, less-“bridesmaid-y” line. It MIGHT have been worth it if the dress was high quality, because the style does make it easier to wear again, but the contruction was downright shabby. No lining, poorly aligned zipper, strings hanging, pocket got a hole in it before it was even worn, and even the fabric was a bit flimsy for shantung.
Honestly, if my Maid/Matron of Honor weren’t my 15-yr-old step-daughter-to-be, who was enamored with the idea of a dress from a “bridesmaid” store and exhibited 15-yr-old pickiness, I would never have bought it. I had a perfectly appropriate off-the-rack dress picked out from Macy’s that was less than half the price, and was of far better quality!
Post # 20
@NotYourTypicalBride:haha you should have swapped it out and just sewn an Alfred Angelo label in the Macy’s dress 🙂
Post # 21
@rica827: Brilliant! Wish I had thought of that!! LOL
Post # 22
@basketballwifetobe: That is really pretty!
This is the dress i picked for my girls in POOL. though they are not plus size, my one sister is a little bigger then everyone else and it made her look good too. those criss crosses really pull everyone in.
Good Luck! =)