We all know the line that goes along with bridesmaid dresses: “AND you can wear it again!!” But the real nitty-gritty truth of the matter is: you will be hard-pressed to find a group of women who all love the same dress and look great in it. Let’s face it ladies, we all have different bodies that come along with their own set of strengths and weaknesses. We should dress them accordingly.
I like to think that bridesmaid style is a reflection of you, the bride. If your petite college roommate is drowning in a satin gown and your busty bestie is overflowing out of the strapless top, it may be time to try some different options.
The newer trend of mismatched dresses for bridesmaids is great for so many reasons. When all your best girls are fit and flattered in their dresses, it allows all the focus to be on you and your man on your wedding day.
It also allows your friends to choose their own budget. Typical bridesmaid dresses are exorbitantly expensive, and usually poorly made with cheap fabrics. These days there are so many avenues for finding amazing fashion at affordable prices. From flash sale websites to online consignment shops, and even shopping on Instagram, your options are limitless.
Here I have put together an entire bridal party look, all dresses are (well) under $100:
From left to right:
- Alex + Alex lace A-line dress. Retail $149, on Gilt for $69
- Asos Maternity dress, on sale for $19.35
- Diane Von Furstenburg strapless lace dress. Retail $365, new with tags on ThredUp for $92.49 http://www.thredup.com/shop/women/Cocktail-Dresses/Diane-von-Furstenberg/10/2595621
- TART Collections Infinity dress. Retail $258, on RueLaLa for $74.99
- Yumi Kim silk dress. Consignment, $75.99.
To tie the whole look together, choose a coordinating accessory from the Emmaline Bride Marketplace, like these hair pins from my shop:
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Use this link for $10 your first purchase at ThredUp: http://www.thredup.com/r/K2KBLS
And here is $10 off at liketwice.com: liketwice.com/LaAFV
AND $25 off your first purchase of $100 or more at Tradesy: http://www.tradesy.com/invite/andrea-b-1044960?utm_source=RFL&utm_content=RFL0001_1044960&utm_medium=link