Thursday, December 12, 2013

Saying Yes to the Bridesmaid Dress

This past weekend I drove up to Baltimore to meet my brothers fiancee and 2 of her 3 other bridesmaids to go dress shopping. My future sister-in-law Melissa graciously let us pick our own dresses within certain parameters. She wanted everyone to have a long dress with chiffon material and her colors are primarily champagne and blush.

I tried on two dresses, the first I liked but it was a very low V neck in the front and I felt like I might be self conscious all night worrying about it popping open (not that I have much to show). The second dress which is the one I decided on was very comfortable and flattering. I could also shorten it after the wedding and wear it often. It's easy to dress up or down. I think all of the dress and the colors we chose correspond nicely.

 
 
Here is my dress. I actually think it looks much nicer in person.
 
It's by Joanna August. 
This is not the color I will be wearing.
There is actually quite a high slit in the skirt but it's hidden beneath the top layer of chiffon, so that's kinda fun.

Here's the back.
 
I will be wearing the dress in a color called Landslide. Since I'm pretty pale and probably won't have much of a tan in time for the early June wedding we decided wearing a slightly darker color would look better and be more of a contrast.
 
 
The maid of honor who is darker skin will be wearing a lighter champagne/cream color dress and the other two bridesmaids are wearing slightly different shades of light blush.
 
Everyone had a pretty easy time picking out a dress they liked and fortunately there were no arguments over wanting the same dress.

3 comments:

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

i love the style!! and it looks like something you can wear again. when i got my bridesmaids dresses, i asked them to pick a pattern that they would like and would be able to wear again because it's such a waste to only wear it for one night!

-kathy
Vodka and Soda

Heather said...

Looks like a great dress! It's awesome that everyone had an easy time picking.

Hilary @ Peanut Butter Spoonfuls said...

That is gorgeous!! I really want to be in a wedding with long dresses, I've only done short!