Post # 1
I’m going crazy thinking about bridesmaids dresses because of cost and colors and designs and MY theme and venues and AHHHHH I’m starting to give up on my fashionable, teal/ocean inspired dress dreams and am thinking about just telling everyone to get a blue dress and show up… BUT I don’t want it to backfire and look sloppy :[
Sooo the search is continuing~ I’m trying to stay away from traditional Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses because I feel like they are marked up unnecessarily because they are associated with weddings.
I saw this dress on kohls.com for $88 + 15% discount for using kohl’s charge = $75 each. http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/womens/dresses/party/PRD~891372/Expo+Ruffle+Taffeta+Dress.jsp#’ defer=’defer
I actually think its really fun, a lovely color & would look nice on all the different hips, busts, waists, in my group (size 2-16) BUT is it too much fun and not enough wedding?
I go back and forth about wanting a “timeless” wedding but also not wanting to be too plain and lacking in fun, unique and flare like my personality tends to be.
Would I regret picking this dress?
Would you wear it as a BM?
Am I crazy?!
Here’s my dress and it has similar bows on the back as the teal Kohl’s dress
Here are our venues-
4PM Chapel ceremony at my alma mater:
Evening yacht reception on The Eternity:
Pleeease help a sistah out!
Post # 3
I would wear whatever the bride asked me to.
I am however, not fond of bubble hems. I don’t think they contribute to the elegant look you are going for.
I think the dress is great- except for the hem. I would have a seamstress drop the bubble into a normal straight hem.
Post # 4
i love it except the bubble bottom….. i don’t like those personally, but i do love the dress
Post # 5
Although I’m not a huge fan of the bubble hem, I would wear whatever the bride asks me to.
Post # 6
How many bridesmaids are you having? IIWY I’d copy this picture into a photo editor and paste it as many times as you have bridesmaids… three, four, five of these all in a row and you may not feel the same way about it. I think it’s really way too much personally.
Post # 7
I think that’s a fun dress individually… but how many girls are in your bridal party? I had a friend get married and her bmaids had long dresses but with a similar neckline. While I loved the dress alone, it was a little much seeing several people all together with it.
What about this dress from Target? It’s only $70 and has a similarly ruffled neckline but not quite as pronounced.
Post # 8
I think the colour is really pretty, but I’m not a fan of the ruffles. I think your dress is stunning though!
Post # 8
if youre ok with trendy i say go for it! Its cute!!!
Post # 9
@julies1949: oooh a seamstress could do that?! That could be awesome!
@RockStar33: @random7890: You girls would be good BMs! I’m not opposed to the bubble hem because some of my girls are a little wider in the hips/tush/tummy area so I thought it might be a little disguising and help them feel more comfortable than an aline.
@Over the Moon: good point! I have 6 BMs and should definitely do that~ thanks for the suggestion!
@calypso0712: oh yes! I keep forgetting about Target’s line of Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. I am just a little worried about the fabric and that it might not be as good in person… Maybe I should order one and then if I don’t like it I can take it right back to the store right?
Post # 10
I think it is an adorable dress…. and would be flattering on most all body types. I say go for it!
Post # 11
@Lyndzo: AWE thank you darlin! I am a little worried that the girls would have to all have up do’s with this style and one has already said she wants to have her hair down so that’s also something to think about… hmm
@Willow1991: Thanks! Glad you think so… I have some fun flirty BMs and a few conservative shy ones so I’m also wondering if they have the personality to pull this off… hmmmm…
Post # 12
I think they are great! I tried on a similar dress as I’m in a friends wedding this summer and it was a bit low-cut so just watch out for that…
Post # 13
@Mrs_Amanda: That’s totally what I’m going for as well! I want to make sure the curvier girls feel just as fun and beautiful as the stick thin ones and I think this might be good for that :]
Post # 14
I’m going to be honest, I like where you’re going with it but I think it would be much nicer without the massive ruffle. If I were your Bridesmaid or Best Man and you really have your heart set on it I’d wear it, but I wouldn’t necessarily be excited about it.
Post # 15
@Miss Orchard: oooh really? I’m definitely trying to avoid that!
I have some big busted girls that haaate strapless dresses because they always have to keep pulling them up and etc etc so I thought this cut might help with support & etc. and avoid showing too much cleavage… thanks for the advice!