Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dress Hunt...Bridesmaid edition

This Saturday two of my bridesmaids and I will be making our first trip to try on bridesmaids dresses. After the stress of trying to find the perfect wedding dress I needed a break for a few months before I had the mental energy to pick out bridesmaids dresses. Fortunately for me all my bridesmaids are tall, thin and gorgeous so it shouldn't be too hard to find something that looks great on everyone.

I already have a basic idea of what I want. I'm looking for short, black cocktail dresses because as cliche as it sounds I really do want them to have the option to wear these again. And you can never have too many LBD's right? Right. Also, since the wedding will be outside at the end of May there is the potential that it could be quite hot so I'm looking for more of the flowy, chiffon type of fabric rather than heavy satin material. I'm also thinking that we'll go with more of an empire waist silhouette since my MOH could potentially be preggers at the time, so we need something that is baby bump friendly.

Here are some examples of styles that I like:


(Ann Taylor)


(JCrew)

(Vineyard Collection)

(Jim Hjelm)



(Jim Hjelm)

The boutique we are going to on Saturday carries Jim Hjelm dresses so hopefully we can try on the last two as well as find similar styles of the first three and of course make sure whatever we find can also come in black. Once we settle on Bridesmaid dresses we'll then need to find two complementary styles for our two jr. bridesmaids (Kristian's nieces) who are 13 and 11. My goal is to have all the dresses ordered by the end of November so that there will be plenty of time for them to arrive and have any needed alterations. Wish me luck!












13 comments:

KLaw said...

Cute!! I love the short black dress idea. Just perfect!

bananas. said...

very cute!!! you can never have enought LBDs. GOOD LUCK!!! oh and take pictures OR let us know what you end up picking.

april said...

They're all beautiful and very light. My co-worker was just in her mom's wedding and they did all J. Crew dresses - different styles but the same color. They were very nice and they could definitely wear them again.

Llama said...

Wow! looooooove your choices! I cant wait to see what you pick! Planning sounds so much fun! Enjoy every moment!

Christin said...

I love the LBD idea. I'm having 5 different dresses for my bridesmaids and I let my each of them choose from a couple of different dresses so they would like the dress and hopefully wear it again! Good luck!

Elizabeth Marie said...

I vote for LBD!!! I can't wait to hear about how it goes this weekend! XO

Gracie said...

Pretty! Chiffon type of material is what I like too. Very pretty dresses and it's always nice if they can wear it again.

Kym said...

cute! I love the last one! ;) for my bro's wedding we had a lotta trouble finding dresses because they were all so expensive! =S we decided to get it made instead!

Alicia said...

fun!! and i think the LBD idea....the last one is gorgeous!

Leigh said...

SO in love with the grey Vineyard Collection dress !! :)

Children of the 90s said...

I love your choices! I have a similar vision for my (in the future, not yet even engaged but all girls think about these things) wedding. I think the girls would be completely grateful to have something cute and rewearable. Great picks!

LiLu said...

Ohhh, I love them all! Gorgeous!

Ela said...

They're all beautiful. The grey one especially!
Have fun shopping hon!