(Closed) What BRIDESMAIDS dress goes with the Vera Wang ‘Gemma’ gown?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have just ordered the Gemma gown for my wedding, and I’ve also already bought my BMs their dresses.

I chose a floor-length light silk dress with one embellished shoulder. The colour is a soft, blush pink.

I wanted something really light, flowy and feminine to complement the style of the Gemma, not compete with it. I agree with you that the Gemma would look better with a colour that isn’t too bold/bright/dramatic (i.e. crazy blues, greens etc).

I would pick silk or chiffon for Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses as they have the same soft properties as the Gemma.

In terms of silhouettes, I think a mermaid style would be fine, and I also think a sweetheart neckline to match the Gemma would also look beautiful.

On my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, as the shoulder has the embellishments on it (they are small pearls and diamantes), the girls will not need necklaces, and I’ll probably buy them some pretty drop earrings to go with the dress.

This is a pic of me in the dress:

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We ended up picking a gown that would work on the different body types instead of focusing on matching with Gemma. We did want to keep the fabric light and flowy though, so we looked for only chiffon gowns.

I actually went with a bold color because it’s in our palette. πŸ™‚ A soft color would’ve been gorgeous but it’s an evening wedding.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@techie: Techie! I LOVE that design! Who is that by?

Mine is actually from an Australian chain store! I saw them and pounced on them as they were only $199 each! πŸ™‚

I had one of my BMs with me, and she’s the largest girl (though she’s not actually large at all…a size US6-8) and she tried it on, and I knew that since it looked great on her, it would look great on the rest of the girls. I knew it would sell out quickly, so I nabbed four of them on the spot. It was literally a 20 minute decision!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Vera Girl:

Amazing deal, and it’s super gorgeous!

The gown we purchased is from Monique Lhuillier πŸ™‚ Two girls are a 22 (street size 18) so off the rack wasn’t an option.

 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Both are fab I think something on the neckline 1 shoulder or straps works well with a strapless gown.

I’m looking at one shoulders myself narrowed it down to 2 so far..

Option 1

Option 2

In taupe or bronze though πŸ™‚

@Veragirl  I almost bought the same as you at least i think they are the same or very similar from whiterunway.com they are $230 each on the site but delivery was too expensive in the end.

 

 

 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I picked long chiffon dresses with a slight sweetheart in a cranberry color. They are bill levkoff style 521 and look great on my bridesmaids. I have 9 girls and they all range from super petite to just having a baby so wanted something that would flatter all and not break the bank. They are simple and don’t compete with Gemma. 

http://www.billlevkoff.com/style/bridesmaid-dress/521

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@val19flynn:

Ooh, that is very similar to mine! It has almost the same neckline and embellished strap, but the bottom half is a little different.

I like the first dress you posted. It has just enough embellishment without being too distracting. I really like the gathering on the bust πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

 

This is my Bridesmaid or Best Man dress to go along with Gemma =) It’s comfortable, flowy, great purple color, and the girls love the pockets.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I orded my Gemma, and actually already had my bridesmaid dresses before my dress.  I didn’t give them option and I knew I wanted floor length, black, with a good deal of drama since Gemma is quite dramatic.   This is a Jim Hjelm and I adore it so much I’m paying for half of it and stealing it from my Maid/Matron of Honor after the wedding!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

a long chiffon light grey/ purple dress would go perfect πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@Vera Girl:  

Gorgeous! I am biased though because I bought this dress for myself, lol (I’m also from Australia).

 

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