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Thipu1

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Bridesmaid's Dresses You Loved.
« on: January 26, 2014, 12:03:20 PM »
Believe it or not, such things exist.

When my cousin was getting married, she chose a wonderful dress that I wore on formal occasions for years afterwards. 

It was a copper-colored  jersey with long sleeves and cuffs.  The dress had a deep but narrow V-neck.  There was a self-band below the bust with ties that passed behind the back and tied in the front.  The skirt was a full circle but soft and floaty. The effect was vaguely Medieval.  the Bride's dress was similar but in white with a little bling around the waist. 

Because of the shape, each Bridesmaid could adjust the ties to suit her own style.  No special undergarments were required and the dress was as comfortable to wear as an old bathrobe. It looked
equally nice on a size 6 and a size 20.  The dress could be thrown in the wash with a load of t-shirts and come out looking just fine.  It could also be rolled into a ball and stuffed into the corner of a suitcase.

I wore that dress for formal nights on ships and New Year's Eve parties until it finally gave up the ghost. Perhaps the best part was that it only cost 40USD.   
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2014, 01:59:02 PM »
I got a lovely one for my grandma's wedding.  It was 3/4 length, in a soft pink-and-green print with a pale pink trim and long sleeves.  My sister's version had a darker pink for the trim.  I kept that dress for ages and always felt pretty in it.

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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2014, 11:12:52 PM »
It wasn't a dress, but once I wore a corset and a sword. The wedding was at a Renaissance faire and we wore our regular garb, plus a bandolier in the wedding colors and matching swords. :D

I got to wear a very lovely dress recently, where I got to pick it out and the bride's only stipulation was the color, a lovely shade of purple that happens to look great on me. I rewore it just a few weeks later to formal night on a cruise. It's comfortable and flattering, and I'll be able to wear it to formal events for years.

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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2014, 11:36:22 PM »
Posting because um... y'all have pictures right?

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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2014, 08:21:40 AM »
Okay, Nikko-chan, twist my arm. :) I don't have a good picture at the wedding, but here's one of the same dress on my cruise.



(You can't see it because of the shawl, but the top back has this really lovely lacework. I had to wear the shawl because I had the wrong undergarments on the cruise! :))

Ah-hah! Here's one from the wedding. We were giving the toasts. :)

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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2014, 09:12:02 AM »
I have been a bridesmaid more times than I care to remember and Iíve actually had quite a few really fabulous dresses.  In fact, I donít think I ever had a bad one.  Sure, some of them were very much bridesmaid dresses and I would never have worn them again, but some of them became part of my formalwear wardrobe and were worn again to other events.  Bridesmaid dresses have come such a long way!!!!

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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2014, 03:22:49 PM »
I was a bridesmaid seven times before the age of 13 (youngest girl in the family, by quite a way), between 1979 and 1990. 

The dresses were itchy and icky and none of them could be worn anywhere other than at a wedding.

So when I got married in 2012, I decided that my "grown up" bridesmaid (I only had one) could choose her own dress (which ended up being a beautiful Monsoon silk dress that she's worn many times since to fancy dinners etc) and worked with the mum of my little bridesmaid/flower girl to find one that wasn't itchy or nasty.  She's since worn her dress to at least two other parties.

This is the three of us just before I got married.




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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2014, 03:13:57 AM »
I confess to really liking the dresses my bridesmaids and I chose for my wedding... but they like them too, honest! ;D

Claret red, kind of sleek and flowing, with a white band embroidered with red flowers across the top and a little white demi-train to go with the red accents and train on my dress. I made their necklaces. ;)

Pics!
http://www.omniimaging.com.au/mel_yuri=wedding/card1webgallery/images/IMG_0388.jpg
http://www.omniimaging.com.au/mel_yuri=wedding/card1webgallery/images/IMG_0390.jpg
http://www.omniimaging.com.au/mel_yuri=wedding/card1webgallery/images/IMG_0458.jpg
http://www.omniimaging.com.au/mel_yuri=wedding/card1webgallery/pages/IMG_0536.htm
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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2014, 03:19:32 AM »
*drools over the pretty dresses*

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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2014, 05:36:21 AM »
I confess to really liking the dresses my bridesmaids and I chose for my wedding... but they like them too, honest! ;D

Claret red, kind of sleek and flowing, with a white band embroidered with red flowers across the top and a little white demi-train to go with the red accents and train on my dress. I made their necklaces. ;)

Pics!
http://www.omniimaging.com.au/mel_yuri=wedding/card1webgallery/images/IMG_0388.jpg
http://www.omniimaging.com.au/mel_yuri=wedding/card1webgallery/images/IMG_0390.jpg
http://www.omniimaging.com.au/mel_yuri=wedding/card1webgallery/images/IMG_0458.jpg
http://www.omniimaging.com.au/mel_yuri=wedding/card1webgallery/pages/IMG_0536.htm

These are really gorgeous!

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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2014, 02:22:35 PM »
I love the red but I'd buy mine in blue. :D

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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2014, 02:43:51 PM »


Not me, obviously, but I got to wear this dress as a bridesmaid's dress a couple of years ago. I've worn it twice since, and it still looks completely gorgeous on me!!

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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2014, 04:04:07 PM »
I love the red but I'd buy mine in blue. :D

Because they're Alfred Angelo (and Alfred Angelo is awesome), they're available in about 25 different colours. Same with my wedding dress, you can get the accent colour as just about anything you might want. :-*
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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2014, 04:50:44 PM »
I was a bridesmaid once where the bride just told us a color.  All three of us ended up with completely different dresses that we liked. 

My bridesmaid and I had only one serious argument our entire long-term friendship and it was over clothing.  It was while we were in college and we were attending a High Energy Physics conference paid for by someone else.   There was a function that I would have classified requiring pantyhose. I suggested to her that hiking boots probably shouldn't be worn.  I said this the day before.  She was irate and we both ended up riding different, not well air-conditioned buses for a couple of hours next to guys that hadn't bathed in recent memory.  We made up after the bus ride, but my requirement was "A dress.  Any dress"  Although, I did tease her when I asked her to be my bridesmaid that the dress would need a butt bow. 

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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2014, 07:02:27 PM »
I actually really loved the dress my bridesmaids wore. I had girls ranging from size 6 to size 22 with various body shapes so it was a bit of a challenge to find a dress that flattered them all. We ended up going with this: http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Short-Strapless-Cotton-Sateen-Dress-39261_Bridal-Party-Bridesmaids-Short-Bridesmaid-Dresses in navy blue.

It flattered all the girls and had POCKETS! And it's easy to accessorize with a belt, cardigan, chunky necklaces, etc. I know a couple of the girls have worn the dress to other events after the wedding. :)