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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bridesmaid Dresses

I have looked at tons of bridesmaid dresses being a bridesmaid myself and for my wedding.  I wanted something the girls could wear again.  I know, everyone says that, but after being a bridesmaid, I can say that I have two dresses that sit in my closet that I will never wear again.  Ok, maybe if someone has a bridesmaid dress/groomsmen suit party, I can, but probably will never wear them again.  Those dresses cost me around $200 to $300 for the dress, alterations and accessories (as in a sash, flower, etc.).

I searched all the common websites (david's bridal, pinterest, etsy, local bridal shops, weddingtonway, Nordstrom's, watters.com ).  On pinterest I found a picture of bridesmaids wearing taupe lacy dresses.  Hello, we have a winner.  Alas, they were from a different season and not available.  So I looked at other dresses that were similar on Nordstrom's website, and I found none to my liking.  At least I had an idea of what I wanted.  I found the dress I loved on watters.com.  It comes in several cuts, but these two were my favorites.
Watters Dress Camillia
Watters Dress Iris

I used their locations search and found they had the dresses at the shop I bought my wedding dress, Swoon.  I met up with the bridesmaids on a Saturday afternoon and had them try on the different cuts to see what their favorites were and if these were dresses they even liked.  They loved the dresses and said they could and would wear them again since they are not the "classic" bridesmaid dresses.  Well at least I hope they are being honest about that.  After all four girls tried on different cuts, I asked them to pick out their favorites.  I told them if there was one, two or four different cuts they liked, we could work with that.  After asking each of them, they decided they all wanted to wear the Iris dress.  They will be navy lining with navy lace.  I am so excited to see them in the dress!  They tried it on in white which was not a good color for the dress, so hopefully navy is better.  Plus they are adding bra cups in them and they will be their size.  I will spare them the classic photos of them in each of the dresses.

Super excited and I wish it was June when I get my dress and they get theirs too! 

27 comments :

  1. This is SUCH a random comment, but I am also looking at the Iris dress for my ladies and was wondering if you had any "busty" bridesmaids and what they thought about the dress? We have two ladies that live out of the country who happen to be pretty busty and I'm worried about the support in the dress for them and the flattering cut. Did your girls have any issues with that?

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    1. I had one bridesmaid who is busty. I was worried that she would be falling out of her dress, but surprisingly she fit it the best. My other three bridesmaids got cups put in their dresses to help look fuller, not have nipples show through and for more confidence. My busty bridesmaid used little flower sticker things to help with her nipples showing and everyone looked amazing. The dresses fit everyone and are very flattering without looking like a traditional bridesmaid dress. I would recommend them for all types of women.

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  3. Hi, I just stumbled upon your blog and I am looking for something similar and these are absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the idea of having a dress the girls can wear again. Do you mind my asking approximately how much the dresses cost, if you remember? I'm trying to stay as low as possible for them! Thanks so much!

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    1. Hi Jessica! The dresses were amazing in person and so elegant. Plus the girls have worn them several times since my wedding, so it is a win-win. The dresses were $220 for the Watters Iris dress. This was last year's dresses 2013 spring/summer, so you may be able to get them even cheaper. I would recommend this dress and so would my bridesmaids. If you want to see what they look like on my bridesmaids, go to this (http://www.weddingbee.com/2013/11/12/golf-course-wedding-photos/) page where my wedding was featured.

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  4. Wow! They are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!! I found a boutique that sells them near my house, I will definitely have to check them out!! P.S. The photo of you golfing with your husband behind you is SO cute!!

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    1. I am so glad you found them. I hope they work out for you. They are really comfortable and classy looking! And thank you for the comment on my husband and I!!

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