(Closed) What do you think bout this bridesmaid dresses (all diff body shapes)

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would imagine that not being able to try on the dress will be an issue for some. I know it would be for me. It’s hard to really tell whether the dress would work for your group since it doesn’t even fit your model. Is it supposed to be fitted along the middle? Can you post a stock photo so we can see how it’s supposed to fit? 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I personally would want to see that dress on a size 20 before I bought it. The design of that dress is pretty body skimming, and that polyester/satin blend is not the most forgiving of fabrics. And you can’t wear a regular bra with it. Sooo… there might be some issues, depending on the shape of your gals who have fuller figures and where they carry the majority of their weight. The last thing you want is lumps and bumps underneath a satin sheath gown- even a smaller sized gal who might not have the most toned rear end might need some spanx. 🙂 That dress is clearly a little bit too big for your Maid/Matron of Honor, and even I can see her panty lines in that shot from behind.

Maybe you can find it in a larger size in another store? Or maybe they can order in a larger sample so that everyone can try it on?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@FutureMrs.Spencer:  I think it depends on the shape each girl has. As a pear shape myself (and a size 18/20). This dress would likely hit me wrong at the hips. I could also see it possibly being an issue for apple shaped ladies.

But~if you love that dress and at least a few of your bridesmaids can try it on and like it, it is a very pretty dress. I know I’ve worn non-flattering bridesmaids dresses before, and I’m still alive. 😉

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m a little bigger than you biggest Bridesmaid or Best Man (size 22/24) and that dress would never work for me. I think it’s really important to have your girls try on the dress before they spend any money on it. Have you called around to other bridal salons to see if they carry the dress in more sample sizes?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I definitely agree with previous posters… Column style dress are typically most flattering on women with very even proportions, and shiny material is not forgiving of lumps and bumps at all. I would highly recommend that you choose a dress that all your BMs can try on before they buy, even if it’s the wrong color.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think you are allowed to choose whatever dress you wish but since you asked…I think that fabric is rather unforgiving for any size of woman. Even though I’m a 2, I wouldn’t want to wear that type of fabric. We all have things we are trying to hide!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am a size 14/16 and that dress would never work on me.  I don’t think that would be a flattering dress on most people.  Even though you love it, I think you should highly reconsider a different dress for your girls.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think that style of dress is only flattering on someone who is very tall and very thin.  I love the color, though.  Maybe find something in that color that is available in different styles?  Your bridesmaids could wear different styles, but the same color.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i like it 🙂

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

love the colour.  it is cut on a bias?  be careful, dresses cut on the bias don’t look the best on every body shape.

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