(Closed) Two Bridesmaids. Different Body Shapes.

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think its great. I’ve never understood making women wear dresses that don’t look good on them. I would rather my girls be comfortable and enjoy the wedding then have them all wearing the same dress.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Birdee106:  This!  I agree 100%.  I think having them wear the same colors, but different style dresses to fit their body type is the best way to go!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m letting my girls choose their own dresses. They have to pick a dress which is the color, fabric, length and designer I chose. Though they might all end up in the same dress because they currently all have the same favorite. My sister is probably a dress size 14 (samples were all too small and she hasn’t been measured but the 12 was close to zipable) and my Maid/Matron of Honor and other Bridesmaid or Best Man are probably a size 2. They actually found a second dress that they could all wear, but I suspect it isn’t modest enough for my Maid/Matron of Honor. Within my constraints there are a little over 20 options. I went with Bari Jay, but Dessy is another designer with a lot of different dress styles with the same colors and fabrics (I actually like them more than Bari Jay but they’re more expensive and my BMs wanted budget friendly).

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

If you’re unsure on color, I found grey to be a great choice. My two attendants had very different coloring, but it worked on both of them.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I don’t see anything wrong with having them wearing different things – however, if you did decide you’d rather they matched, my friend just got married and had all her bridesmaids (of many and various shapes and sizes) in navy, one-shoulder, long chiffon gowns (possibly Dessy?) and they all looked gorgeous. In fact, it sort of did the impossible and gave curves to the slimmer gals and slimmed the larger ladies!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I plan on choosing a color/fabric then letting my BMs chose a dress! I love different styles so long as the material and color are the same.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@TaurianDoll:  i like the idea of having different dresses.  nothing worse than having to wear a dress that doesn’t look good.  same length, same colour, same fabric, different styles.  i think your bm will be pleased with that.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I had only 3 bridesmaids, and they all have very different tastes and body types.  So, I decided to let them choose their own dresses.  They picked three different colors, three different styiles, and three different fabrics.  But somehow it all worked!  They didn’t “match”, but they “coordinated” with the rest of my wedding colors.  I thought they looked beautiful.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

The Bridesmaid or Best Man dress I chose for my girls will look good on all of them  (Well all 4 of them, but both body types)

I think the corset does WONDERFUL things for a body! It will give my skinnier, less curvy girls curves in all the right places, and give the girl who has curves show off what she’s got!! Here’s a picture of the front on the skinnier girl *in one of my colors*

I think the color makes a difference too, most of my girls are on the smaller side, 2 of them are in darker colors (Eggplant and Navy), I think it will make them look AH-MAZING! The full figured girl in my group will be wearing pale purple, I think it will help to ‘minimize’ (she does NOT need it, she’s amazing just how she is), and lighter colors help to ‘mask’ imperfections (which she has NONE of!).. My other skinny minny (JR bm) will be in a pale blue, and I think she’s gonna be cute as pie (she’s just blossoming, I hope it will help her to appreciate who she is :-D)

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I love when dresses don’t match, but all go together.  The worst part of being a bridesmaid is having to pay for a dress that looks terrible on you, and then having tons of photos of you in it.  Different dresses will let them get something that fits their bodies and personal tastes.

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