Dress woes

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So I had this conversation about bridesmaid dresses the other day with 2 lovely ladies that were in my office to set-up a bridal shower for their best friend who was getting married.
They love her and were so happy when they were asked to stand up and celebrate such a big day with her, they have no problem with the responsibilities and financially they are ready and willing to pay for the costs that come with being a part of a wedding party however….. THEY HATE THE DRESSES!!!! and I couldn’t agree more!

Why oh why is the tradition of one dress for 5 different girls still popular? Who cares what color the bride chooses it’s her day but for heaven’s sake no one dress is ever going to look good on all your girls, and before you pat yourself on the back and say well I gave them 3 options halter, strapless and one shouldered are not options if they all have to be floor length and you have 2 girls who are 5’9, 2 who are 5’6 and one who is 5’1. Floorlength makes sense if they are all medium height or taller and they are wearing high heels, strapless makes sense for all if they are all smaller in the bust, but if your girls come in multiple shapes and sizes then wake up! Get a clue these pictures hang on your wall, do you really want to look at pictures of 5 uncomfortable girls in ill-fitting dresses for the next 50 years all because you had to have symmetry!

I get matching colors.. it makes sense but as far as the dress itself, let your girls pick dresses in styles and lengths and shapes that best flatter each of their individual figures. Pick the fabrics, pick the color and of course the bride should have the final ok! but let them choose what they are going to be most comfortable in and you will get 5 beautiful girls who are confident, gorgeous and happy in what they are wearing.
I found a great online mag who agrees with my postion check them out for more info!

http://www.weddingsknowhow.com/dont-make-this-mistake/

Brooke

P.S. Did I mention I love the pic above so much!!!! What a great idea and they all look good in the individual dresses!