“You can totally wear it again!” We’ve all heard it, but 99% of us have never worn it again. I’m talking about bridesmaids dresses and for our wedding, I really did make an effort to stick to that promise! I decided to DIY the girls’ dresses to save everyone some money. I knew I could make a simple dress that would truly look good on everyone for 60 dollars a piece versus the average 100-250. I picked a cotton voile print and lined them in broadcloth. The pattern is very simple to change per measurements and I designed a dress that really does look good on everyone. The dress is a simple A-line shape with an empire waist to hide big hips, but ties in the back so it can flatter a small waist. It covers fully for your girls that HAVE to wear a bra and ends just below the knees because not everyone loves theirs after the age of 23! I should also mention that I do prefer the girl’s wearing a matching dress that they can style anyway they like rather than telling them to wear a particular color. Call me crazy, but I do like some amount of control.
As a stylist and designer, my advice is this; Don’t fool yourself! NO one will wear a solid colored taffeta dress again even if it is from J.Crew. Choose something more casual like cotton, washed silk, a print or even something amazing from Anthropologie….or just don’t lie to yourself and go ahead and make them buy that ugly dress for you!