My biggest concern with picking the dresses is that they could be worn again and did NOT look like bridesmaid dresses. I started my search looking for a cocktail dress at a big department store that should have lots and lots of suitable dresses - Macy's, Saks, Dillards, Belk, Nordstrom...you name it. I then checked BCBG, JCrew, Cache, Banana Republic, Anthropologie....and on and on. I could not find a dark purple (aubergine, plum, eggplant...whatever you want to call it!) dress that was stylish, AFFORDABLE, and would look good on everyone at any of these! I actually had it in my mind that I wanted different styles for each bridesmaid, but for them to be the same color and length. This made it even more impossible! But it was very important to me that each bridesmaid feel beautiful and comfortable, while still being able to express her unique style. (Not to mention the fact that when lots of bridesmaids are wearing the exact same dress, shoes, and hairstyle they tend to look like a bridal army to me...but that's another topic all together!) :)
So without further ado, I present to you our bridesmaid dresses:
They're all Melissa Sweet and Priscilla of Boston dresses. Everyone will be wearing the Fig color (pictured here 2nd from the left), and all of the dresses are different except for the MS 215 (it's pictured in blue here). Two girls will be wearing this dress, but one girl has chosen to add straps to it....so, they still will look like different dresses.
I am SO relieved to have the bridesmaid dresses behind us...and that everyone was happy with the dresses and their selection. yay! :) What a relief to check this off right before the new year!
Happy New Years Everyone!!