I told my bridesmaids that they should pick their own dresses. I figure, let them buy a dress they actually like for a price they can actually afford. Plus, I didn't want to deal with finding a dress that looks good on 6 different body types. I did, however, want to steer them in the right direction, so I made this dress guide.
I told them, "You are each choosing your own GREY dress to wear for the wedding. Find something that will flatter you and allow you to be in a tie for the SECOND hottest girl at the party (emphasis on second). It’s not a big deal to me that the color of your dresses match exactly, in fact I’m sort of going for the opposite effect. I just want you to feel fabulous in what you are wearing. I’ve tried to do a little research for you, because I don’t want this to be stressful. Below I have made some suggestions of styles I particularly like, though I definitely want you to be in something YOU like too."
I also said, "My personal favorites are #7, 11, 12, 16, 17 and 18. Can you tell I’m kinda into ruffles right now? Things I’m not into and it would be sweet if you could avoid: jersey knit, black details on the dress (though white is okay), and hoochie mamas. I understand that many of you are on a budget (who isn’t?). So I tried to appeal to all levels of spending. Many of these
dresses are on sale, so if you like any of these, feel free to go for it! Otherwise, I’d really love to see your dress before you decide to buy. I’m willing to bet that there will be some fun dresses that come out for spring, but if you don’t like being a Last Minute Lucy, then I’d start now!"
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