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Old 06-06-2009, 08:11 PM   #1
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Hi! My brother is getting married next spring and I am going to be in the wedding. His bride to be chose a dress that all of the bridesmaids don't like. We had various reasons, mostly being the unforgiving fit. So she is back to square one. She wants everyone to wear the same dress. My brother asked me today what kind of dress I thought would work for everyone. We are all very different shapes and sizes. Her sis is a size two, BFF is about a 10, My SIL is tiny also a size 4 but it trying to conceive so could be pretty far along at the wedding, and I am plus sized (but currently doing weight watchers and soon will not be! ) I was bored this afternoon and started looking at dresses.She wants long, not strapless. What do you all think of this dress? I need honest opinions so I knew I could count on you! I thought the cut and fabric could work for everyone, even SIL if pg. But I don't want to send her the link if people don't think it would work. I like that it is not shiny and looks to me like it could disguise some figure flaws.

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Old 06-06-2009, 08:55 PM   #2
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it looks like a great drape. DB is a great place to find the dress. DD just got married and my dress and the bridal party all came from there.. They also have the bolero jackets to match if you need that too.. Are any of thre ladies big busted? That might also be a concern in choosing the right style..

the dress we used had a sweep across the front that hid alot...

http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/w...=1000145&sort=
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That is a nice dress, that should flatter lots of different figures. I agree about the drape. The whole shiny thing is not good for lots of people.
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I like it too.
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It's pretty IMO. A little shiny for a wedding, but still really pretty if that is what she wants.
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The empire waist on your pick could help with a variety of figure flaws. I was going to suggest something like the side gathering of the 2nd post, since two of us wore something similar in a wedding last fall - A-line tulip skirt with tummy ruching, gathered to one side. One had straps while the other had a sweetheart neckline with straps, the skirt was kind of like this but fuller:http://www.bestbridalprices.com/impr...tml?cPath=3_20

We had dresses made in the same fabric, but wearing different styles. Go shopping as a group if you can, to try on different styles to see what suits different body shapes. That really helped us.

Some sites offer body-flattering hints like this:
The A-line shape flatters most body types. Traditionally this style is close fitting through the bodice and flares into the A-line shape skirt at the waist. The A-line shape creates an elongated, smooth line on almost any figure. The skirt flatters in either a full or more narrow cut. Full figures have the added benefit of slimming their hips in this style. Choose a V-neck or halter style to flatter and support a larger bust.
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Thanks everyone! We really want to go shopping as a group but we are from all over the country so it doesn't look like it will happen. I feel much better suggesting it now. It seems very hard to maintain the thin line between helpful and pushy. My brother the groom says be pushy, but I am desperately trying not to be. Thanks again!
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With David's Bridal, the bride could also choose a color, and some style basics (long, for example) and then let the bridesmaids choose long-skirted styles which suited them. But some brides really prefer the same look for everyone and that's fine!

I think the first style would be too much on a petite size 2 person. Some dresses that hide figure flaws also overwhelm petite figures. Something slightly more fitted, but along the same lines, like this one might be better, IMO. I think this could still be flattering on a size 10 or a plus-size figure. http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/w...=1000388&sort=
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I like it...

Bridesmaids dresses are the funniest things...ppl either love em or hate em...!

These were mine....
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Originally Posted by HollyP View Post
Hi! My brother is getting married next spring and I am going to be in the wedding. His bride to be chose a dress that all of the bridesmaids don't like. We had various reasons, mostly being the unforgiving fit. So she is back to square one. She wants everyone to wear the same dress. My brother asked me today what kind of dress I thought would work for everyone. We are all very different shapes and sizes. Her sis is a size two, BFF is about a 10, My SIL is tiny also a size 4 but it trying to conceive so could be pretty far along at the wedding, and I am plus sized (but currently doing weight watchers and soon will not be! ) I was bored this afternoon and started looking at dresses.She wants long, not strapless. What do you all think of this dress? I need honest opinions so I knew I could count on you! I thought the cut and fabric could work for everyone, even SIL if pg. But I don't want to send her the link if people don't think it would work. I like that it is not shiny and looks to me like it could disguise some figure flaws.

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I like the wide straps, easy to hide a bra under - both supportive to the larger figures, and enhancing to the tinier ones.

I like the high waist and "vee" neckline, very flattering for making anyone appear taller and leaner.

If you pick a deep, saturated color, it's nice for nearly every skin tone and hair color, with the exception of perhaps an extremely pale blond.

The model is wearing the wrong size in the photograph. It's too voluminous for her. There is no reason a stick-thin model needs that much excess fabric under the bust/over the tummy! I'd alter the gown and remove that for her figure! If everyone gets the PROPER SIZE, you should be good to go! And, don't forget that you can have things altered! Removing excess fabric is easier that adding more, so, when in doubt, fit the largest part of your body and alter the rest down a size or two where necessary.

All-in-all, I'd say this is a great choice!
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