Helloooooooooo Dresses.

For those of you who thought I meant the dress for ME, I’m sorry and hope you aren’t disappointed (a post with regards to the dress shopping experience will surface in the future, but no spilling the beans on dress details! Z. reads my blog!!). This post is dedicated to my ladies, who have not been named officially yet; to those ladies that will help with all my little details to make sure that the wedding goes off without a hitch; to those ladies who have been the best of friends through different stages of my life; to those ladies who I could never thank enough. And for that, here is a post to you:

I have been referred to the Dessy website by a friend, and another told me today that she bought a bridesmaid’s dress by the same designer just a few months ago. Luckily, they have a zillion different styles, as well as a couple of yellows that may match my color palette perfectly. I am thinking that I may just pick the color and allow the bridesmaids to pick their own styles, one that will flatter their own figure so they feel like a million bucks. And if they all end up picking the same style, well then I’ll have the girls all lookin’ fabulous in the same dress.

One thing is for certain: I will encourage all the girls to shoot for the same length dress, that being cocktail-length. Being that the wedding will be in the Spring, I want the girls to be comfortable and look “spring-y”, so that’s almost a definite, unless one of them persuades me.

I included a couple of the dresses on my own inspirational board, so some of them may look familiar:

Strapless with pockets.

This strapless is pretty simple, possibly allowing the bridesmaid to wear it again for either a cocktail party or on a cruise. One amazing detail: the POCKETS. I love the idea of being able to carry lip gloss or chapstick, but I think that anything too heavy may create a “pulled” look, so that is something to consider.

Scoop neck and back.

This is another look that is clean and crisp, and the scoop on both the neck and the back is stunning. The straps have obvious benefits — no pulling at the top of the dress all night.

Flower.

Now, I love this option, mainly because one can customize the outline of the flower, of which I could do a grey or a taupe. I can’t decide if the flower is too big or just right, so this is a sample that the bridesmaid would have to try on herself to see if it was flattering or if it attracted too much attention.

One shoulder.

Here is an option that is very different, and not your traditional bridesmaid dress, but I’m adoring this one. It is classy and sophisticated, yet one may think it is too formal for such an easy-going, relaxed event.

Halter top.

Another simple and clean look — and a style that could be worn again.

My one and only wish for my bridesmaids is that they are comfortable and they feel good — I don’t want them to be worrying about the way a dress fits for the duration of the ceremony and the reception. I hope that eventually, when it comes time to pick and order the dresses, the bridesmaids will have found something that they like … so if any of you out there have other websites to be looking at for bridesmaid dresses, please let me know! These are not my final decisions whatsoever … just want to start some conversation about styles and shapes and designers.

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7 responses to “Helloooooooooo Dresses.

  1. beth

    i love the 1 shoulder. second is the strapless because i think pockets are awesome. but the flower is cute too with a little bit of something extra

  2. Jill

    The first and second dresses are my personal favorites.. for say, a 5ft, 4 in blonde girl with hazel eyes… I really like the idea of everybody wearing different styles at the cocktail dress length. I’m not the biggest fan of the flower dress (at least not for the aforementioned girl) I also love love love pockets!!

  3. Aunt Sue

    I absolutely LOVE the one shoulder dress. Unless you go with boots 🙂 and then I would choose the halter and a HAT !!!

  4. Megan

    Not related to dresses, but check this out for cute favors:
    http://jordanferney.blogspot.com/2010/05/lemonade-fvors.html

    Good luck!

    • Jill

      On the favors note, I love when people donate money to their favorite charity instead of party gifts. Just a thought.

  5. Darcy

    Emma, I love the one with the flower. There’s no such thing as a flower that’s too big. 🙂 They are all really pretty.

  6. Jamie

    Ems..I love the halter one, very cute. I also like the strapless one to….but they all are equally pretty!!!

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