Bridesmaid Dresses (ungodly long post)

Originally I had wanted my bridesmaids to wear funky vintage dresses, but I realize that it’s really mean to make them all hunt for vintage dresses. My bridesmaids are all very different sizes, and I want them all to feel comfortable and beautiful in their dresses. I’m not very partial to traditional bridesmaids dresses. I HATE that shiny fabric…eww. I also hate the matchy matchy thing, and how structured and weird they look. So I have decided to let all of my girls pick out whatever kind of dress they want. With the following rules:

1. Knee Length or Tea Length

2. No shiny “bridal fabric” like THIS I’d prefer something more organic and less cheap and tacky looking.

3. Must be gray. Shades I like are THIS or THIS or THIS none of THIS though.

4. Prints, Lace, or any other detailing is GREAT! I love THIS or THIS or THIS. Be creative!

5. Please no linen (it wrinkles) nothing slutty or too short

6. Shoes should be Gray, Peach or Mustard! Heels, Flats, Sandals, Cowboy Boots (obviously don’t have to be in the color selection), are all OK! Sorry ladies, no tennis shoes or flip flops (unless VERY dressy)

And to help my bridesmaids out I have found a number of places online to purchase such dresses CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE WEBSITE!

J Crew makes adorable Dress (some starting at $49.00, but average $175-$250) Sizes go from 0-16. I am partial to this dress:

This dress from Hot Topic (i know) is only $32! And super soft and cute!

Lulu’ has tons of cute grey dresses almost all under $50! also has lots of cute dresses. There prices are good, but there sizes are a little limited.  I really like these:

They also have really cute shoes! makes lots of cute dresses in bigger sizes! My faves:

This ones only $20!

Nordstrom also has great regular grey and plus size dresses:

And last (yeah its almost over) I leave you with more shoes! Again click on the picture to go to the site:

Of course these are all just suggestions. We HIGHLY encourage our bridesmaids to shop used/consignment clothing stores, etsy, ebay, clearance racks, and anywhere that saves you money and keeps things green!

4 thoughts on “Bridesmaid Dresses (ungodly long post)

  1. You’re wise to go for dresses that are classy and understated. The reason people usually get all their bridesmaid dresses made from the same fabric is because it helps to unify the group and looks better on group photos.

  2. Cute choices Morgan! Unfortunately, since I have no idea what size I will be next fall (the same size I am now, God willing), I will have to wait till the last minute to get a dress. What are your wishes for accessories?

  3. Wow, I am so impressed with your weight loss. I had lost almost 50 pounds on the plan and then got really discouraged and quit going to meetings and ended up putting on half of it back. However, I am back on the plan with the new points plus and am very excited. I was searching for other WW members who might share some vegan recipes and I found your site. What a small world! You’re in Bellingham? I’m in Bellevue. My daughter is going to married in 2011, and I find your wedding ideas so inspiring. I’ll have to follow your blog to see how it all unwinds. Congratulations!

  4. Pingback: Bridesmaid Apparel 2 – Accessories! « For The Love Of Skinny

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