Originally Posted by HollyP
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.
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!