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Old 06-07-2009, 10:55 AM   #11
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I like the dress you chose and my bridesmaids wore something similar in my wedding. Don't limit yourselves to David's Bridal -they remind me of Walmart. When I was looking for dresses I checked Chadwicks.com, JCrew, Ann Taylor, and Macy's. IMO they all have some beautiful gowns. The JCrew sophia is similar to what you have chosen - it is silk and hang beautifully. Depending on what color she wants you could wear it again. It's one of my favorite dresses and all my friends have borrowed it.
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:26 PM   #12
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I'm in a friends wedding this October and actually tried that dress on at David's Bridal. As a tall size 4, I didn't like it at all. It had a lot of fabric in the front but I felt that it didn't flatter my behind at all. Keep in mind that it's a clingy jersey fabric so it really doesn't hide flaws that well. You'd be better off picking a woven fabric vs a jersey to hide flaws. Also, not sure how it would look on a shorter person with a larger bust or dress size.

We eventually settled on this dress in merlot...http://www.dessy.com/dresses/bridesmaid/2756/
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:24 PM   #13
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I agree with kbagel: jersey material isn't always the most flattering fabric. I remember having to wear Spanx last time I had to wear a jersey dress. I'd check Ann Taylor and J.Crew. However, I'm pretty sure that the bridemaids dresses at J.Crew are only available online.
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:59 PM   #14
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Pretty! It looks good to me. But I'm just a kid, so what do I know?
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I like it as well...flattering and the fact that you'll be able to wear a regular bra will make it much more comfortable.
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Originally Posted by knittingymnast View Post
Pretty! It looks good to me. But I'm just a kid, so what do I know?
LOL! You're a great kid and your opinion is nice and modern so you know alot!
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I know you've already got this opinion from others but I just wanted to concur with the others that jersey knit isn't actually that forgiving if you have a little pudge. It clings a lot and unless you have some friggin' rock hard and/or flat abs, it'll show that little bit of pudge around the waist line, not to mention undie/thong lines and/or big fat wedgies.

I would recommend an empire waist line dress as that tend to compliment a lot of people, and sticking with a fabric that drapes will and doesn't cling. Probably something a little bit thicker so it can hide stuff well. I hope you find a nice dress that works and just be thankful you're not wearing this:

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Old 06-19-2009, 10:44 AM   #18
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I think it is very pretty, and a classic that (depending on the color) would be wearable again. It seems such a waste when bridesmaids dresses are only worn once. My opinion is that knit is flattering, it needs to fit but with proper fit it can be very flattering.
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:06 AM   #19
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Stisdale, I was a bit frightened I would end up in a dress like that. Thanks for the picture! Originally she wanted purpley pink as her color. Now she has decided to do chocolate brown and a bright pink.

Still not sure what we are wearing. We all submitted our ideas and are waiting. I am really hoping for a dress that could be worn again. My sil and I were at TJ Maxx not too long ago and saw beautiful dresses that would be great as BM dresses. We'll see!
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:06 PM   #20
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Another thing that you might want to consider is the temperature outside. You might want to lean towards a natural fiber rather than polyester(unless the underskirt is made with a different material). The dress you chose is beautiful, but just a tad bit too shiny for a wedding IMO. It's a wonder if you or the other BM's know a seamstress to help you out with the style of the dress. I think if she does go with a chocolate brown with pink, that it can look great on everyone.
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