Darling Bridesmaid Dresses

Let’s talk Bridesmaid dresses.
Is there any joke older than the “Oh but the dresses are SO re wearable!” 
Let’s face it, the options out there aren’t that great. Especially if you want to stick to the under $250 rule. Most dresses are incredibly cheap looking and are not figure flattering. There’s always awkward sashes, ruffles, or belts added on, taking a dress from the “so so” category to “totally heinous” category.  Especially when your maids are 30 rather than 24.
For my own wedding, I chose dresses from J. Crew. They had the perfect dusty pale pink for my wedding. I let the girls pick any style they wanted, as long as it was the same color and fabric.
The soft chiffon was perfect as well for my Secret Garden themed wedding. I think they were simply lovely.
However, I knew that hardly any of my girls would wear that dress again. 
Now it’s my turn to be a bridesmaid. I’m so excited and honored to be the Maid of Honor in  my best friends (and MY maid of honor) wedding.  (Technically I’m a matron of honor but that just sounds SO old so I refuse that title).
Kay did a fabulous job as my right hand gal. We’ve been best friends since seventh grade. We haven’t lived in the same time zone since college, yet we are as close as ever.
maid of honor
Her wedding is  July 5 and the wedding preparations are in full force. I’m getting so excited about the shower, the bachelorette, and the wedding. So much celebrating. It was so fun to be engaged together and share in our childhood wedding fantasies.
She was having SUCH a hard time finding bridesmaid dresses in the perfect shade of blue for her summer vintage wedding. After awhile all the dresses start to look the same, and none of them are that appealing AT ALL.
That was until Alfred Sung came into our lives!
Kay and I went dress shopping this Saturday. It was fun and exhausting. I tried on over 30 dresses! But we found the keepers!
Just check out these DARLING bridesmaid dresses! And yes, I really think most of them are re wearable to a cocktail party, another wedding, or holiday event.
Alfred Sung
I simply had to share this find with you today. I know how hard it is to find dresses that don’t make you feel completely disgusting, like you’re wearing a bag made out of polyester. I tried on 31 of these dresses in every cut imaginable and they were all so pretty.
They will fit women (yes women not GIRLS) of all different body types. The material is thick and doesn’t cling to places you don’t want it to cling. They come in 28 different colors and quite a few different types of fabric. We had the best luck at the Macy’s bridal shop, they had every style of Alfred Sung to try on (compared to others that only had 2-4).
I had six that were my favorites and I was truly considering getting two or three and doing  costume changes throughout the wedding. I simply could not decide which one to choose because I loved them all so much! The prices range from $170 – $230. Alfred Sung is part of the Dessy group and can be found on many online retailers as well.
After hours of debate I chose! Now you’ll have to stay tuned til July to see the pictures because we are all going to look fabulous!
What has been your experience with bridesmaid dresses?
  • I’ve been in 4 weddings- and have already reworn one of my dresses! It was a long black chiffon dress- my mom shortened it, and it’s the perfect little black dress! Another one- I was able to pick (she just wanted a certain color) and I love it- but it’s super summery, so obviously has been a little cold!

    • kwalshmac

      Ohh I LOVE the idea of you getting to pick any dress you want from anywhere, as long as it’s the right color! That’s good that you’ve been able to really rewear them! The one I’m getting for this wedding I will wear again for sure. I love the color of it!

  • my sisters wore alfred sung at my wedding…they all looked fabulous. i don’t think they’ll wear them again, but they were the best i’ve seen! i actually am wearing one for a friend’s wedding next fall and was so relieved about it haha.

    • kwalshmac

      Nice! Do you have your wedding photos posted? I”ll have to go stalk them 🙂 They really are so much more elegant than others. I hope you feel great in your dress for this fall!

  • My bridesmaids wore Alfred Sung too! I loved the dresses and wouldn’t have minded having one of my own. I chose the color and fabric; they collaborated on the style. They were a little pricier than your typical bridesmaid dress, but I think they looked so much more sophisticated than everything else.

    • kwalshmac

      Yes, sophisticated is the perfect word! Heading over to your blog now to see if I can find your wedding photos 🙂 We’re doing the same things, picked the color and the fabric and about 16 styles for the girls to chose from. Makes it easier!

  • oh lovely. I love how tailored they are definitely makes it something you could wear again! I love your bridemaid dresses too!

    • kwalshmac

      Yes, exactly! Totally cute for another wedding, cocktail party, or holiday party. The color is a fabulous blue too. Thanks!

  • Cute dresses 🙂 I think the ones you chose could still be worn for dinners out/formal occasions … the color is very timeless

    • kwalshmac

      Thanks, I’m looking forward to wearing it! And yes, I think the color it timeless but a lot of my girlfriends aren’t that into the girly pink like me 🙂

  • I absolutely love the dusty pink color you chose! And YOUR dress is gorgeous!! I wish that I went with more of a vintagey color rather than just an offwhite/cream.

    • kwalshmac

      OH thank you, I loved my dress so so so much. You looked BEAUTIFUL on your wedding day. But I know what you mean, I wish I could have so many different styles of dresses, flowers, music etc by having 10 weddings 🙂