Modest Dress for a Shy Bridesmaid

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lkh225 Posts : 5 Registered: 2/27/08
Modest Dress for a Shy Bridesmaid
Posted: Feb 27, 2008 7:32 PM

I have an interesting bridesmaid issue. My cousin is VERY shy, as well as being a jock and rather anti-girly. I thought that I should try and find a tailored, modest bridesmaid dress for her,.

Easier said than done. Everything I've seen has been either strapless, spaghetti straps, or at the very least has a plunging neckline. Not good.

On the other hand, none of the other bridesmaids have a problem with looking hot, and they would probably not be too happy if they're expected to wear something that looks like a tee shirt and a skirt.

All that to say, does anyone know where I can find a  modest-yet-fashionable (preferably tea-length) bridesmaid dress? Is there some kind of compromise? Thanks!


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UltimatePink Posts : 367 Registered: 10/15/07
Re: Modest Dress for a Shy Bridesmaid
Posted: Feb 28, 2008 1:59 PM Go to message in response to: lkh225

How about something with a small scoop neck. Is she opposed to sleveless? There's lots of dresses out there that are tea length and cover the entire chest area. Even some of the Ann Taylor dresses. In real life, the v-neck dresses don't plunge.

Or go with alfred angelo. Pick out a dress and a skirt and let the BM's choose the top. Your cousin can pick out something more modest and if the others want, they can choose a tube or strapless top.


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Re: Modest Dress for a Shy Bridesmaid
Posted: Feb 28, 2008 2:05 PM Go to message in response to: lkh225

Maybe have her wear a wrap, but still the same dress as the others?  For example, if everyone likes a particular strapless dress, she can still wear it and put a wrap over her shoulders.

 


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lkh225 Posts : 5 Registered: 2/27/08
Re: Modest Dress for a Shy Bridesmaid
Posted: Feb 28, 2008 4:35 PM Go to message in response to: UltimatePink

Ohh, I like the separate skirt and top idea. I'll look into that. Thanks!


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OnigiriArmy Posts : 168 Registered: 6/7/07
Re: Modest Dress for a Shy Bridesmaid
Posted: Feb 28, 2008 4:43 PM Go to message in response to: lkh225

Priscilla of boston has some fashionable modest dresses:
http://www.priscillaofboston.com/dress_detail.jsp?gid=51&sfid=50495&f=
http://www.priscillaofboston.com/dress_detail.jsp?gid=47&sfid=50635&f=
http://www.priscillaofboston.com/dress_detail.jsp?gid=230&sfid=50672&f=
http://www.priscillaofboston.com/dress_detail.jsp?gid=206&sfid=50548&f=
http://www.priscillaofboston.com/dress_detail.jsp?gid=602&sfid=50762&f=

Your best bet when trying to satisfy everyone is to do just that. Let them pick out their own dresses in the same color family or even the same material/color within the same collection

Hope that helps.


 

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princessm0m12382 Posts : 37 Registered: 8/13/07
Re: Modest Dress for a Shy Bridesmaid
Posted: Mar 2, 2008 1:16 PM Go to message in response to: lkh225

One thing I love about Alfred Angelo! That site has so much of an variety! Try looking at the seperates, they have two tops that I think that your BM would consider. There is a longsleeve and a short sleeve one. http://www.alfredangelo.com/Collections/DisplaySeparates.aspx?categoryId=7ca192cc-0f8c-4474-99fa-6343769b3889#

oooh and this dress is really cute! http://www.alfredangelo.com/Collections/ProductDisplay.aspx?productID=ca746209-d029-46c4-a0bc-16f0a015d8aa&categoryID=772f03c9-de43-4942-bfa0-da77e21ebd65&pg=6

 I like looking at dresses! lol

Hope this helps!


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scarrlet Posts : 2 Registered: 9/23/07
Re: Modest Dress for a Shy Bridesmaid
Posted: Mar 5, 2008 3:26 PM Go to message in response to: lkh225

I can relate with how hard it is to find modest dresses! I'm having a Catholic wedding, so I need to find a modest wedding dress that covers my shoulders if possible, and its harder than I thought it would be. That said, I found this website that has just what I need: http://www.eternitygowns.com/ They also have evening and prom dresses, and some of them would definitely work for a bridesmaid dress. Good luck!

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Tedsgirl Posts : 58 Registered: 1/5/08
Re: Modest Dress for a Shy Bridesmaid
Posted: Mar 5, 2008 4:00 PM Go to message in response to: lkh225

I'm in a similar situation. My 14 yr old sister is going to be one of my bridesmaids. I don't want to make her a junior bridesmaid (I only have 3 bridesmaids total) but I'm having a very hard time finding something my mom agrees is appropriate for her to wear. Let me know if you have any luck!

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PhillyRogue13 Posts : 14 Registered: 6/6/06
Re: Modest Dress for a Shy Bridesmaid
Posted: Mar 5, 2008 10:03 PM Go to message in response to: lkh225

I have been that Bridesmaid! I was in my dad’s wedding when I was 16 and was thoroughly convinced that the dress would not lay flat against my chest (and I was still rejecting my  breasts) and the seamstresses teased me for wearing boxers under it during my fitting, you might have guessed I am also a tomboy. Thank you for being considerate of your BM’s issues, I hope she appreciates it! I’m serious when I ask this, does she own a dress? If you’ve seen it that should be helpful in selecting a style she’ll be comfortable with. You could also send pictures of styles to your BMs in an effort to get her to respond/give input to something, as well as getting some opinions from the other BMs. Ask them to tell you what they (dis)like about various styles. This idea will help your cousin from feeling spotlighted or the outcast.

http://www.priscillaofboston.com/dress_detail.jsp?gid=602&sfid=50762&f 

http://www.priscillaofboston.com/dress_detail.jsp?gid=2&sfid=50716&f

Jim Hjelm Occasions: http://www.jimhjelmoccasions.com/dress_db_occ/display_dress.php?imageno=5809&multimatch=x

Would this be too feminine for her? http://www.jimhjelmoccasions.com/dress_db_occ/display_dress.php?imageno=5829&multimatch=x 

I think this one is most appropriate, but the color might not match your intended theme? Go to Brides.com 2Be Social Nathan Taylor(sponsor) Style No. B234812T or 2Be Social by Nathan Taylor gown 812http://www.2bebride.com/content/social/gallery_more.asp#_self

Bill Levkoff has a similar dress in more colors, the style number is 868http://www.billlevkoff.com/collections/index.asp?color_1=216&color_2=77 T

They may offer this in a shorter version, http://www.billlevkoff.com/collections/index.asp?dress=898

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