Today I’m answering a question sent in from a reader, just like you! Camille writes…
Help! I have to be the maid of honor in my sister’s wedding this summer. She’s not having bridesmaids, so I have a lot of flexibility in terms of the color and style. She wanted something knee length in a solid color, maybe in a blush color but as dark as a wine shade. I have a pretty athletic frame, with my upper body wider than my lower. I still want to look feminine though! I’ve been searching everywhere and have had no luck…any ideas?
At first, the idea of having pretty free reign when it comes to picking a dress seems great, but it can also make it really easy to get overwhelmed!
With an athletic frame, Camille can wear many different styles (lucky girl!), but I’d stay away from halter necklines, which can make anyone look broader and boxy on top. Fortunately, I’ve found some options that just might work (bonus: they’re all under $250!)…
I love this dress ($235 from J.Crew) both for its simplicity and elegance. The dusty pink gives it a very girly vibe, and paired with a great statement necklace or look-at-me earrings (choose one, not both!), it could be a total standout.
This one-shouldered dress has a little extra volume on the bottom, which can help to balance out an athletic frame. Get it at Nordstrom for $138.
Also from Nordstrom, this strapless chiffon number ($158) would look great out on the dance floor!
A more rustic choice, this frock from Ann Taylor Loft is not only cute, it’s a steal at just $89.50!
And if none of these are quite right, see if you have a Bella Bridesmaids near you— they’ve got tons of gorgeous, unique dresses.
Good luck in your search, Camille! I’d love to see a photo of whatever dress you end up choosing!
Which of these dresses do you like best for Camille? Do you have any suggestions of your own? Have you ever had free reign choosing a bridesmaid dress? Did it make it easier or more difficult to select one? Tell me what you think in the comments!