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user1473878824 Tue 16-Jul-19 20:20:50

Popped in to look at some wedding dresses to get an idea what I wanted, came out, cancelled all my other appointments and next weekend am going for my first fitting for the first dress I tried on. Lovely! Easy peasy. Obviously I just knew I was somehow a wedding ninja and it would all go swimmingly.

I can’t for the life of me find any bridesmaids dresses I (and they) like!! I’ve spent four days googling and nada!

I’m happy to have them all in different styles but the same colour but have no idea where to find stuff like this or where would make them if that was needed.

Can anyone help? Where did you get yours, please?

Yellowweatherwarning Tue 16-Jul-19 20:22:28

Been married a few times - dresses from tkmaxx every time!!

DeRigueurMortis Tue 16-Jul-19 20:23:41

There's a website that specialises in small colour different style BM dresses.

I'll see if I can find it.

DeRigueurMortis Tue 16-Jul-19 20:24:08

Duh!

Same not small...

DeRigueurMortis Tue 16-Jul-19 20:26:16

https://www.jjshouse.co.uk/popular/S/Same-Color-Different-Style-Bridesmaid-Dresses?gclid=CjwKCAjw67XpBRBqEiwA5RCocUsMq8y-VYzqd3HdcUDdnpkfirFhR3Jaz5xPBb8K5LXX3LiIbQx1gBoCbUQQAvD_BwE#/

Here you go....

You can order a fabric swatches from them to help you pick a colour.

TheFlis12345 Tue 16-Jul-19 20:26:20

ASOS has some nice ones, as do Monsoon and Coast. I would look beyond ones listed as Bridesmaid dresses and just for maxi dresses / tea dresses / prom dresses etc.

AllTheCakes Tue 16-Jul-19 20:28:24

Do you like multi way dresses? They suit everyone as you can style them in lots of different ways. We had these:
www.etsy.com/uk/shop/thedaintyard

HeartvsHead Tue 16-Jul-19 20:28:37

Have you looked at something like inoneclothing?

All the same dress but can all be tied in different ways to look different. Different lengths and 39 different colours to choose from.

www.inoneclothing.com/multiway-dresses/multiway-maxi-dress

user1473878824 Tue 16-Jul-19 20:29:35

Thank you @DeRigueurMortis I was a bit worried about ordering them from abroad! But definitely will look now I can get swatches.

@TheFlis1234 Had a look on Asos as it’s my basic go to for everything but there’s nothing quite right on there at the moment, same with Monsoon, but I will keep watch! I’ve got plenty of time. I think!

user1473878824 Tue 16-Jul-19 20:29:57

@HeartvsHead Will take a look! Thanks!

stucknoue Tue 16-Jul-19 20:31:31

Ever pretty (Amazon) has been good for eveningwear

boredboredboredboredbored Tue 16-Jul-19 20:33:39

Just received this for my 3 adult bridesmaids..they do multiple designs in the same colour so they did have choice. From www.goddiva.co.uk

WinkyisbackontheButterBeer Tue 16-Jul-19 20:34:43

Dessy do the same style in lots of different colours.
They are quite pricey but I managed to pick ours up for £25 each by deciding on a style and taking a chance when I saw them come up on eBay.

user1473878824 Tue 16-Jul-19 20:40:37

@AllTheCakes thanks!

user1473878824 Tue 16-Jul-19 20:41:05

@WinkyisbackontheButterBeer I’ll have a proper deep dive tomorrow. Thank you!

grincheux Tue 16-Jul-19 20:42:19

Mine came from Debenhams. They do lovely multi-way dresses in a range of colours so your bridesmaids can style them however they like ☺

Scratchyfluffface Tue 16-Jul-19 20:43:12

We are having the same issue! I don't like the shiny fabric of the multi-way dresses (otherwise they'd be perfect) so am looking at David's Bridal

DeRigueurMortis Tue 16-Jul-19 21:16:33

You're welcome OP.

I've not used them - I simply remembered them from another thread where a few posters said they'd been really happy with the service (I'm not in any way affiliated with this company btw!!).

For my part I had my wedding dress and BM dresses made by a very talented seamstress.

I pretty much drew a picture of what I wanted (as did BM's) combined with pictures that were near to, but not exactly what we wanted.

She created the patterns and I bought the fabric.

Through multiple fittings we could tweek the designs/fit.

It wasn't cheap but everyone looked fabulous in dresses that were a perfect fit and suited to the shape of the individual.

You didn't mention a budget, but this might be an option for you if you have money to throw at the problem.

Best of luck and congratulations!

user1473878824 Tue 16-Jul-19 21:57:36

@DeRigueurMortis thank you! I’m not 100% sure on the budget right now. I might have a bit of money to chuck at it as I think in a perfect world that’s exactly what I want but have no idea how to find a seamstress and one of the bridesmaids lives in Dubai! I’d rather spend a bit more and everyone was comfortable and felt great but they’re all very easy going and pretty happy to do whatever (apart from champagne and pale pinks which have been vetoed because “I will look like a sausage” which was a very good point!).

CurbsideProphet Wed 17-Jul-19 11:19:49

I got my 2 bridesmaid dresses online from Dorothy Perkins (in a recent sale). Similar style dresses, but different colours. I just wanted dresses that would suit each bridesmaid and weren't expensive, as no offense to them but their dresses are a v minor part of the day grin They're completely different women and have different body shapes, so I could never find a dress that would suit both of them.

Ladyformation Fri 19-Jul-19 10:33:05

We ended up getting ours from the Vera Wang White range at David's Bridal. You could also have a look at Maids to Measure, or Ghost (though their largest size is pretty small so will depend on your party), or Dig For Victory, all of which offered really lovely options.

TheCraicDealer Fri 19-Jul-19 10:59:08

If you are going for a high street option, including ASOS or whatever, either leave it as close to the wedding as is feasible or buy a spare dress for material. The amount of posts on here about BMs getting pregnant or putting on weight is unreal, and if you buy high street too far out you have very few options when it comes to alterations without a good match.

This happened at a wedding I was in last year- dresses bought off ASOS two years out, style goes out of stock, BM got pregnant, not enough room in the seams to let the dress out and then I (shortarse) have to get my scraps couriered to Australia to get added on to hers- it just fit. Whereas when my DSis got pregnant before mine I called up the wedding/BM dress shop who went "no problem, we'll order another bolt of material", and then the seamstress inserted a panel. She told us it happens every other wedding she does alterations for!

sashh Fri 19-Jul-19 11:22:51

Think beyond dress and look at skirts and tops, or as bridal shops call them 'two piece dresses' .

A basic skirt can be made in a couple of hours, even by a novice, you can then boy or have made tops to suit each one.

The link is to a skirt with different tops - not very bridesmade but for an idea.

shopskylarbelle.com/products/kelly-slate-blue-full-maxi-skirt?variant=33143889539

Pattern with different tops
www.etsy.com/uk/listing/701640099/mccalls-3571-vintage-pattern-evening?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_uk_en_gb_d-craft_supplies_and_tools-other&utm_custom1=dc74db81-b515-42e7-95c2-0d6758c5e270&utm_content=go_326236848_20236678248_88512633408_pla-106551294035_c__701640099engb&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqrvkvN_A4wIVw-FRCh1nogNAEAkYFSABEgJ1rvD_BwE

another pattern with different tops

www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.pinimg.com%2Foriginals%2F12%2Fc3%2Fb5%2F12c3b5c7fb3e6ceaf4b3d7133dcb8e37.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinterest.com%2Fpin%2F213428469821755814%2F&docid=1GG9eSCwr-LnSM&tbnid=2wYIRF9DZgjrCM%3A&vet=10ahUKEwiErNm24cDjAhXfVxUIHTtSDXIQMwhzKBYwFg..i&w=422&h=550&bih=597&biw=1164&q=formal%20top%20pattern&ved=0ahUKEwiErNm24cDjAhXfVxUIHTtSDXIQMwhzKBYwFg&iact=mrc&uact=8

delilahbucket Sun 21-Jul-19 18:15:21

I got mine from Little Mistress.

ohcanada Tue 23-Jul-19 14:10:53

Why not look are regular high street stores? Miss Selfridge, Warehouse, Topshop etc, they do lovely long event dresses that could be gorgeous bridesmaid dresses!

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