Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bridesmaid dresses

I thought it was going to be a lot easier than it's turned out to be. I only have one woman to can't be that bad, right? Wrong.

My smart brain decided that since the groomsgirl was on summer vacation from law school, we should find her a dress during that time despite the fact that I don't have a dress of my own yet. I didn't think that was a big deal until we went to a bridal shop in pure Mich
igan (don't tell me you don't love those Tim Allen commercials, people). The man that was "helping" us...more like telling me what I should do instead of what I want to do...told me something that has stuck with me ever since. Groomsgirl put on a bari jay dress that she really loved. I mean, she was smiling and excited to be in that dress. And it looked amazing on her. But would shortening it to tea length take away from the shape? Probably.

Gorgeous, right? Imagine how it would look in navy.

So anyway, the guy was totally annoying but that thing that he said? If I was looking at more toned down fabrics, then having her in a satin would make her stand out more. That made me think.

So while I was shopping with my mom for wedding dresses a couple of Sundays ago, I mentioned that I loved Dessy bridesmaid dresses. She asked me for a look that I was going for after I told her the predicament and she showed me these awesome dresses.

A little satin with tulle... I love tulle!

Yes, satin again with tulle. Ballerina style.

Here are the originals that I liked and she tried on:

she didn't necessarily care for this one...felt like there was a bird on her shoulder.

we like this one but maybe a little plain?

This is the last one I swear!!!!

ah, the Grecian dress.

If you're still here, thank you. It came down to the bird and Grecian dress for me until those tulle dresses were added. Would I be a hypocrite for wanting one of those even though it has satin? Probably... All I wanted was a dress that she felt great in, liked and that went with our that so bad?

So, what are your favorites?

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  1. Bird and plain!!!! Go with you're gut, you are spot on. She can be in love with her dress when she gets married.

  2. OMJ I need to be able to edit. "you're gut"?? Gah. How about "your gut", thank you very much.

  3. I kinda wish I could wear the plain one in a long length for my wedding dress! Love!

  4. I'm totally with @nichewhite, BIRD & PLAIN!!!!

    And if you think plain is too, could always dress it up with a vintage brooch pinned on the belt, a funky hair accessory or emblished shoes :)

  5. The plain one is very pretty. I'll have to see if I still have a picture of her in it. Cross your fingers!!