Dressing My Ladies

So, I’m in awe of brides who bring their whole bridal party together, even when people live in different states and stuff.  My two ladies and I are, like, a total of two hours away from each other.  But I was too lazy to get everyone together in person.  (Yes, all 3 of us…)  I think this was partially due to the fact that I hate shopping though; if you recall, we did all get together for a super fun day at a bridal fair.  So, with my lame excuse about everyone living far away, and schedules “being difficult”, I set out to find the perfect bridesmaid dress on the internet!

Just like every other bride in the world, I wanted to find dresses that the girls liked, that complimented their figures, that was hopefully under $100, and (Ta dah! You knew it was coming!) they could re-wear.  (It’s every brides dream, right?).  Here are photos of my initial dress picks:

BM Dress 2

Image via Macy’s.com

BM Dress 3Image via David’s Bridal


BM Dress 4Image via David’s Bridal

BM Dress 1Image via David’s Bridal

I was really, really loving the first dress from Macy’s.  I thought it was really cute, the price was excellent and it was totally re-wearable.  Bestie L went down to Macy’s to try on the dress.  And… it looked horrible.  She sent me a picture of herself in the dress and made me promise to delete it.  It did not flatter her figure at all.  So that dress was out!  We nixed the David’s Bridal bridesmaid dresses because DB doesn’t have the shade of red I was looking for.  I wanted a bright red, but they really only had dark red, or orange-y red dresses.

Bestie M suggested these dresses:

BM Dress 7

Image via Mod Cloth

BM Dress 8Image via Trashy Diva

But by this point, I was really into the chiffon, beach-y style dresses.  I loved her selections and thought the two dresses were beautiful, but they felt so formal to me.  So, it was back to the drawing board.

After more internet searching, I sent them these pics:

BM Dress 6Image via JJ’s House

BM Dress 9Image via JJ’s House

BM DressImage via JC Penny

And… to make a short story long, the girls liked the last dress!  Bestie M bought two dresses in the ladies size (free shipping!) and they each tried on the dress (on different occasions):

BM Dress_LeighaBM Dress_Lia

Personal pics

Hooray!  I think both of them looked beautiful in this dress!  Obviously we have to figure out the undergarments, and maybe alter a little, but I am really happy with this dress.

I’m so happy to cross this off the list.  And I swear, it seemed stressful picking dresses while caught up in the process, but dang, this was actually pretty easy.

Would you pick out your bridesmaids dresses online?  Were you amazing and got all of your bridesmaids together for a shopping trip?  (Tell me how!)  Did the tasking of picking dresses seem very stressful?  Did it end up to be, or were you pleasantly surprised?


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