I was in a friend's wedding in 1992, and the bridesmaids dress we wore looked almost identical to the ones shown in Nora's post, third picture down. However, they were a bright green.
( The color actually worked for me, though, and we had a lovely time.) The bride had found her dress,( which was simple, plain lines, figure-flattering,) at a deep discount from a chain store warehouse. She looked absolutely gorgeous. Sadly, the marrige didn't last very long.
That might be one of the pics I post once I hook up my new scanner.