Monday, 17 November 2008

Bridesmaids Dresses: A new direction

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Dress by Debenhams (but without the straps)

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Shoes by Monsoon

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The Westfield trip seemed to be a success. I spent as many hours there as I do at work each day, starting out on my own with very few other shoppers for company, was joined by my Mother after an hour so we picked out several dresses for my sister to try on. She duly arrived and tried things on and dress after dress was rejected.

The dress above was the last one that she tried. I wasn't sure about it on the hanger but I thought it worth a bash. I'm glad I did because on her it looked super flattering and very pretty. Turns out that her boobs in the Monsoon dress I picked first were less "I'm a bridesmaid" more "hello boys" which wasn't the look she, or I, wished her to wear on my wedding day. Turns out the dress above looks sexy and demure at the same time. It also looks a lot better on my little sister than it does on the model above. So, Debenhams, if you're reading, you need some new models. May I suggest my sister?

We then decided we should look for some shoes to match it, whilst the dress was with us. A good plan, as every time I picked up a shoe or sandal I thought would work and then held it up to the dress, it didn't. And then, in Monsoon, I saw the shoes above. I think they match rather than go for overkill.

BestFriend then arrived with my own wedding shoes, which I had forgotten and she had picked up on her way to join us. I took them out of the box and held them up against the bridesmaids dresses. And would you believe it, they match the blue ribbons on the dress exactly.

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6 comments:

a london bride said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad you've found something which is lovely and fits and suits your bridesmaids, I never realised that would be harder than my own dress search!
The dress and shoes are great by the way and I think so much better than some of the others you found. I like that they're patterned. I also went to Westfield on Saturday, a quest I will write more about soon.
LB x

Tea said...

I love those shoes, how beautiful! Glad you had some success, finally - I love the colours on the dress, and it's great that it matches your shoes!
What was Westfield like? Was it super-crowded?

Kristy said...

The dress looks great, and I'm in love with the shoes. (I do have a slight obsession with shoes, though.) I'm glad the search is finally over!

Rachel said...

Thank you ladies. I am glad that my choice of dress has gone down so well, let's hope the bridesmaid who hasn't seen it does too!

Westfield was good but busy. Super crowded in the afternoon but not in the morning, so if you go, go early.

x

Hannah said...

Yay! It's lovely, really gorgeous and not stand out bridesmaidy which is fab I think. Great colours AND it matches your shoes - it was meant to be!

CeeCee said...

The dresses are fab and they match your shoes - perfect!

Those shoes LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!