Thursday, February 21, 2013

Blush Bridesmaid Dress Hunting

This coming April I am a bridesmaid in the wedding of one of my BFFE&E's who is letting all the bridesmaids choose their own dresses (awesome!). The only requirement is that they be short and in the nude/blush/champagne color family. Easy enough, right? Well yes, unless you are an indecisive overanalyzer like me who needs to lay out all the options before making a final decision. Ergo, I have spent the last few days scouring the interwebs (and even one store in person - yay for three dimensional life) for a dress.

Here is what I have come up with so far, along with my commentary that you didn't ask for:

LOVE this one, but it's the most expensive (of course), and I'm not sure the color would work on me. Keeping it in the back of my mind though.

Sue Wong Embroidered Dress

Love it but it's too bronze.

Carmen Marc Valvo Metallic Bow-Waist Dress

Also not sure about the color here. I might look naked.

BCBG Willa Lace Cocktail Dress

They didn't have this in my size so it's out, but I think it's really soft and pretty.

Badgley Mischka One-Shoulder Chiffon

Too long for a shorty like me. But the color is perfect!

BHLDN Marchioness Dress

Love but there's the washing-out factor again with this light of a fabric.

DVF Zarita Dress in Nude

Went and saw this in person and sadly it's too ivory because I love it!

BHLDN Agata Swing Dress

Can't tell from the pictures whetheer I would like the neckline. Would have to see it in person, which is unfortunately impossible - ha.

Blaque Label Halter Top Dress

Love but not available in my size. Rude.

Tadashi Shoji Sequined Lace Dress

Really debated getting this one (and still might) but not my #1 in the end.

Opening Ceremony Larson Striped Dress

Really like this one (love all the embroidery detail) but not sure if the color is right. This one is also an alternative

Sue Wong Ribbon Embroidered Dress

Almost got this one but wasn't sure how the breezy shift would look on me. Sometimes it works; other times it just looks baggy or hugs all the wrong places. I did get as far as putting it in my shopping cart though so that counts for something.

Erin Fetherston Pink Chiffon Shift Dress

I think this is rull cute, but (once again) not my favorite in the end. Another alternate.

ASOS Love Swing Dress

I also really like this one, but the waistband area is missing a little something. Belt? Ribbon? I dunno. Also hard to order from across the pond. But super cute nonetheless.

Topshop Delicate Organza Prom Dress

Ruled out due to the thin straps - sometimes these are not the most flattering.

Halston Heritage Tiered Dress

Can't upstage the bride! Side note: is that Shannon Doherty?

ASOS Wedding Pajamas

Now that you have seen all the dresses I didn't get, I will show you one I did. Behold, Golden Richards (if you get that reference, you are my new best friend). I am a lil worried it's gonna be too much gold and not enough nude/champagne but I'm crossing my fingers for it to look right in person.

Aidan Mattox Beaded Dress

I used my internet wizardry to obtain free shipping and 10% off, and this baby should arrive on my my parents' doorstep within days. I really hope it works (and is the right size), but if not I can fall back on one of my many lovely alternatives.

I also tried on these three dresses from BHLDN and ended up liking the apricot wrap dress best since the rose cava dress washed me out and the middle one (which I can't find online but happened to snap a picture of at the store) was a little saggy around the waistband. I was sad because I really wanted to like them both! I think the first would look awesomee on a taller, tanner ser humano, and the middle one reminds me of something you would see on Mad Men. The beading is incredible, and I LOVE the bands at the arms and neckline. It's like crown molding but for a dress.

Sooo, sorry for the long-winded dress discovery story, but hopefully you at least enjoyed the pretty pictures. I will say it's been a fun challenge for me to shop for a lighter colored dress. My default dress color is always black, and my closet desperately needs some variety. Also, I need a spray tan.

What is your favorite dress of the above? My favorite is obviously the one I got, with the sleeveless Sue Wong and Opening Ceremony tying for second. Honorable mention goes to the Tadashi Shoji. Also, what is your go to store or website for cocktail dresses? I love discovering new sources, but my defaults are definitely Nordstrom/Saks/Neiman's. Preferably on a weeknight or via my computer screen. Saturday's at the Galleria are not for the faint of heart.


  1. Pretty dress, Amy!!! I hope that one works!! My maids had trouble finding dresses in this shade too... but the end result is pretty!! xo

  2. good luck and thanks for posting! I'll be sharing w the rest of the bmaids. :)

  3. I like that TopShop one... And the "breezy" shift w rosebuds...

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