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Please help me find a not particularly bridesmaid-y bridesmaid dress...

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AuntPittypat Thu 04-Apr-13 19:26:54

Help! I'm getting married in a couple of months and have just decided to have two bridesmaids (both adult) but am struggling to find dresses for them. We're trying to keep the wedding fairly relaxed and low-key so I don't really want anything too traditionally bridesmaid-y and we don't really have a colour scheme, although the venue is surrounded by trees so we're trying to reflect a bit of a natural, leafy feeling.

I'm thinking something like floaty chiffon rather than structure satin, and maybe a pale green, neutral or brown colour. The two bridesmaids are both brunette, one tall/slim and tanned, and one short, more curvy and pale-skinned. I'd like them to wear the same colour, but am not bothered if they wear differing styles of dresses.

I've managed to keep the wedding planning stress-free up to now, but this is beginning to stress me out a bit. While they'll happily wear anything I want them to, I hate the thought of asking them to wear something they hate! So if anyone can help with suggestions of dresses or websites, I'd be incredibly grateful!

TWinklyLittleStar Thu 04-Apr-13 19:33:21

What's your budget? Would something like this do? It comes in maxi as well.

TWinklyLittleStar Thu 04-Apr-13 19:36:36

These are lovely dresses, and you could have different ones in the same colour, though they're a bit expensive.

almonds Thu 04-Apr-13 19:44:35

What's your budget, and how old are your bridesmaids?

Jcrew has some really gorgeous styles for bridesmaids, in soft colours. The Arabelle dress at the top right hand corner of the page is stunning in mint green, and comes in long and short versions.The Matilda might be an option if you like brown?

Otherwise, the No.1 Jenny Packham range for bridesmaids at Debenhams could yield some results - some nice-looking dresses in different styles but the same colour?

This ASOS could make a truly lovely, laid-back bridesmaid dress. If either of them are very busty, it might not be ideal though.

What's your own dress like?

AuntPittypat Thu 04-Apr-13 20:17:32

Oh wow, you guys are brilliant! Such quick replies, thank you.

I actually really like all the ones you've linked to... but, thinking for my bridesmaids (who are 27 and 32, to answer almonds' question), they wouldn't like strapless... one is particularly busty and the other hates her shoulders!).

That said, I really love the Coast Allure dress and I could probably convince them to go strapless if they could also wear cardigans.

The Jenny Packham asymmetric dress is also very close to what I've been picturing in my mind so I think I'll definitely send them a link to that to see what they think.

The J Crew ones are also lovely, but are a bit more than I'd hoped to spend - I was hoping for around £100 per dress. Ditto for the Ghost ones.

I'll send them links to the Coast and the Jenny Packham dresses and see what they think. Thanks again for the spot-on suggestions. grin

AuntPittypat Thu 04-Apr-13 20:22:08

Oh, and to answer the question about my own dress. I've got a choice of two... this one or this one. The second one hasn't arrived yet so I've not made up my mind...!

twinklestar2 Thu 04-Apr-13 20:35:25

Wow I love the wedding dress from eBay!

I love the Jenny Packham range at Debenhams too.

Good choices!!

AuntPittypat Thu 04-Apr-13 20:41:32

Thanks twinklestar2, I just hope it's as nice in real life as it looks in the pictures!

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