Update: Thanks for all the comments! In the end, I put forth the cream Alberta Ferretti dress and the blue Carmen Marc Valvo dress for the vote. Rest assure, we are going to get the one we choose made in a champagne color that will not clash with the bride’s.

We haven’t done the vote yet, but the competition looks tough. There are some pretty strong competitions from styles that the other bridesmaid’s have posted. I shall keep you updated on the progress!


Marriage has always been something I’ve thought of in the distant future. But maybe it isn’t so distant after all. Recently, people I know just keep on getting engaged! The first one to tie the knot, is my high school friend C, whom I’ve known since we were 12. HG and I are going to be part of her bridal party in October. One of our first tasks, is to come up with bridesmaid dresses.

After doing some preliminary window shopping, we’ve narrowed it down to 2 things:

  1. The length of our dresses should be the same. We agreed that for this wedding, floor length would be most elegant
  2. We will go with a creamish brown color to compliment all the different colors of the bride’s dresses and to go with the chocolate theme

For the rest, we decided to each do some research to find a suitable style and reconvene later to do a vote on which one to get made. Here is my research:

To compliment all body shapes, I thought that maybe this very simple and demure dress by Alberta Ferretti might be a good option. Though I do worry that it might turn out matronly.

Ok, this red Armani is a bit va va voom. But I was thinking maybe something similar, (in our color of course) with a less v neckline?

Being quite flat-chested myself, I’m not a fan of strapless dresses (I worry that it might fall off and I won’t even notice!). Thinking outside of the box, I thought, why not one shoulder gowns? They are trendy right now, and they won’t fall off! I’m loving this elegant one shoulder dress from Carmen Marc Valvo.

But then this one by Theia is so pretty too- especially the flower!

And what about this one from Aidan Mattox? The neckline is like a half halter and the sleeves is kind of interesting.

I can only recommend 2 of these dresses above to the bridal party as my choices. The question is, which one? Let’s do a preliminary round of votes here first!

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