Monday, June 16, 2008

the dress hunt continues [1] ...

"A happy bridesmaid makes a happy bride" -- Alfred Tennyson
I thought finding bridesmaids dresses would be pretty easy since I don't consider myself a very picky person, and I thought I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted. At this point I've gone through (too) many websites, and literally hundreds of dresses, and sadly, so far this is pretty much all I've come away liking. It turns out, I am pickier than I first thought, and I don't really have any idea what I'm doing. This sampling is from collections by BCBG, Ann Taylor, Jim Hjelm, and Bari Jay:

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A few things I've liked so far:
  • sweetheart and v-neck -- these necklines seem to be comfortable and flattering on most people; I'm also leaning away from strapless, since my gown is strapless (and supposedly the bridesmaids shouldn't match the bride too much)
  • chiffon and organza -- these fabrics seem pretty soft and flowy
  • empire waist and A-line silhouettes -- again, these styles seem pretty flattering
Let me know which dresses you like (aka HELP!) Also, I forgot to mention it earlier, but Alphonse and I saw Sex and the City a few weekends ago. To protect Al's manhood, I think I'm required to say that I "forced" him to go and that he "hated it" (both false). But anyways, we both learned a little about wedding planning, like (surprise!) the bride-to-be should consider her fiance's opinion on major decisions, like party size. Anyways, stay tuned for more dresses from Betsey Johnson, Nicole Miller, Maggy London, and Anthropologie!

"As a young man marries a maiden, so will your sons marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you." -- Isaiah 62:5


Anonymous said...

Those are ALL beautiful dresses Katrina! Whatever you pick will look absolutely favorite one is the girl in green with the sash around her middle, and she's kind of twirling...I like the style of the dress, and it would look awesome in yellow too, if that's the color scheme you're going for...

When you come for the party, you'll have to fill me in with all the plans so far! I can't wait till that week :) I'm sorry too, that I missed the Memorial Day picnic...I wish I could have been there too!

Happy Dress Hunting! <3 MEEEEEEEEEE

Hei-Yue said...

ooo all are so pretty!!
i like the 1st and 3rd ones on the top row, and the 2nd one on the bottom row the best :)
i think my friend wore the 2nd one on the top row to senior ball this past year...

(if you cannot tell, i am going through your blog posts. i don't know if sara has been actively keeping up to date with this, so i will to do my duty as her friend. i hope you do not mind hahaa)

BarnardGirl07 said...

Kat! I think that the second and third dresses from the left on the top row are the most beautiful of them all. they are definitely ones that will be flattering on most body types no matter how someone fill it out. AND i'm so glad you are being so picky about these types of dresses so your bridesmaids are not looking a hot mess! they will love u forever for it... none of that 27 dresses theme wedding stuff. lol. love you. ttyl

Anonymous said...

all dresses were very pretty. but i liked the top middle green one the best... it kept making me want to look at it.
jess liked both top green ones and then the middle salmon colored one on the bottom.
nik liked the last green one on top and the middle salmon colored one on the bottom too.
im sure youll pick the best bridesmaid dress =]