Post # 1
What do we think about this for a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress? I’m going for a sort of laid-back untraditional wedding, and I really didn’t like the look of many bridal-line Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses–they look “too bridesmaidy” to me, if that makes sense? Our theme is starlit garden and our colours are indigo and gold, and originally I wanted to go with something sparkly, maybe sequins, but realistically I don’t know if that would work on the different body-types of my girls, and I also wanted to keep the price down.
Then a Bridesmaid or Best Man and I found these dresses while shopping; they’re simple, pretty, have sleeves and a wider skirt so everyone will feel comfortable, long enough (one of my girls is 6’0), wear-again-able, and more than that, they’re on sale for $99 each. My first girl loved it, but my when I asked my tall girl to try the dress on in a store in her province, her response was a little lackluster (though she did give me the thumbs up).
My idea is, if we go with this dress, I can ask everyone to wear different gold accessories to go with the colour scheme. Thoughts??
Post # 3
I think if all your BMs are more on the slender side, it is ok. Personally, i don’t love the style and it would be unflattering on my body type (i am very curvy). Is the belt optional?
Post # 4
@MrsRevolutionize: I think it is lovely!! Very nice choice.
Post # 5
We think it is cute and appropriate.
Post # 6
@rdevaney: The belt is optional, and the first Bridesmaid or Best Man I was with who tried it on for me is definitely on the curvier side (size 16) and she looked fantastic in it, but she does prefer more “retro” style clothes to begin with. I’m wondering now where the waist hit on my second Bridesmaid or Best Man, though, the tall one. My third girl is petite and slender, though, but we’re going to go try it on together to see if she likes it as well.
And yeah, the belt is detachable. I’m actually thinking of gifting them each gold sashes in the place of the black belt, though are you thinking that maybe it’d look better without the belt? 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre
@MrsRevolutionize: I’m pretty tall and slim, and dresses like that make me look super skinny, in a really awful way. The opposite of what PP said, i think you need a bit of curves to pull it off. But if it works for all your BMs, I think it’s a beautiful dress, and a great price!
Post # 8
The silhouette is great and very re-wearable, but having the extra bulky fabric pleating at the neckline is not very flattering. Could you find the same silhouette of dress in a v-neck or scoop neck without the pleating at the top?
Post # 9
@julies1949: Yay! Thank you for your input 🙂
@_Adelaide_: I’m a curvier girl myself, and I always thought that these retro flare-skirt styles look fantastic on me because they really emphasize my waist, but I can definitely see where you’re coming from! I hope my slimmer Bridesmaid or Best Man will like it, but that’s why we’re taking her to try it on in the first place.
@gromble: I appreciate your comments about the neck line! I’m sure if we kept looking we could find something similar, but I’m trying to keep an eye on the price point as well. That said, I’ll make sure to ask my Bridesmaid or Best Man when we go to try them on a last time what they think of the neckline, just to get their input 🙂
Post # 10
Super adorable! I love it! I also think A-line styles are the most universally flattering on different body shapes, so I think the shape will be fine.
Post # 11
@MrsRevolutionize: Not fond of the skinny belt but i think a wider sash might look better. Maybe it is the neckline that is throwing me off. I really prefer a lower scoop or v neckline. If you love it – go for it!!!!
Post # 12
@MrsRevolutionize: Please- no sash! None of us wear sashes in ordinary life, yet somehow many brides think a bridesmaid’s dress needs a sash.
I would find a narrow belt the same color as the dress. Most people do not need to be cut in half with a colored belt.
Post # 13
I think it’s adorable! I’ll wear it!
Post # 14
I think it’s cute! But maybe a little informal?
Post # 15
@julies1949: Fair enough! I guess that’s true about how nobody wears sashes in real life, hahah. I’ll look to see what I can find in the same colour, I’m sure it can’t be that hard.
@Rubbs: Haha thanks! 🙂
@BrandNewBride: You know, I didn’t think that until you said it, but yeah, you’re right, it is a bit informal. I think my idea was to glam it up with nice blingy jewelery, so maybe I’ll try to do that in store to get an idea of if that dresses it up any.