My bridesmaids were my sister and Weston's brother's wife. I told them that they could wear whatever they wanted, as long as it wasn't white or black (we told Weston's brothers they could wear whatever kind of suit they liked, as well). My sister purchased the Beribboned Dress from BHLDN, the new special occasion and wedding dress site from Anthropologie, and my sister-in-law decided she wanted to coordinate with her -- they both looked great!
While I didn't wear the dress myself, I queried the gals and here's what they said:
- My sister loved the details (pockets, bows on the shoulder, the pouf in the skirt). She also noted that the fabric was beautiful, but it did wrinkle easily.
- My sister-in-law said the dress was large in the top, so she had to have it altered. Like my sis, she loved the twirly skirt; however, she said she's not sure she'll keep the bows.
Both ladies said they enjoyed the shopping (and returning) experience with BHLDN, and they both claim they'll wear the dress again, and since I'll be seeing them for years to come, I'll be able to see if it's true. All in all, I think all three of us would recommend BHLDN's Beribboned Dress as a bridesmaid dress.
UPDATE: I'm selling a size 8 version of this dress on eBay. Click here for the listing. If you buy it now, I will waive the shipping fees for any reader of this blog.