{Bridesmaids} Please Don’t Wear it Again…
Friday, September 9, 2011 at 9:14AM
Louise in Bridesmaid, Snarky

I’ve been super-duper lucky when it comes to the bridesmaid gig. I’ve done it twice, both times as a MOH and I wore the same dress. I was the only person standing up for the bride in each wedding and I totally got to pick my own. Score. Though I chose the dress, I don’t think I’ve worn it for any other occasion. I don’t even know if I still have it.

And perhaps it’s not the dress itself that women can’t/won’t wear again. Maybe there’s more of a psychology to a bridesmaid dress than it simply being inappropriate for another occasion (or just plain hideous). Hm. I wonder if there’s any validity to that thought? Is there some sort of mental thing that happens to us when it comes to the bridesmaid gown? I wonder.

At any rate, I saw a few dresses this week that I thought were super pretty and might, just MIGHT be wearable again….assuming we don’t have a mental block to do so.

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I very much want this dress right now. Via Etsy seller Idea2Lifestyle.

OK…..stop right here. I totally tried to find some dresses that I thought were doable and I just kept running into more and more pictures of dresses that I wouldn’t wear versus ones that I would. So, I’m going to post the Bridesmaid dress Don’ts instead. Much funnier for a Friday, yes?

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Really? Come on folks.

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I don’t care if it’s in Hawaii. Friends don’t do this to friends.

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I see where this was trying to go, but it was a fail. The dresses look like they belong on Granny’s sofa.

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It’s BRIDESmaid, not FRENCH maid.

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Expensive ≠ Tasteful

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Contrary to popular opinion, I think there is such a thing as too many ruffles. This picture proves that.

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Horizontal stripes? Now that’s just mean.

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1983 called and it wants its sleeves back.

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I mean the bride could have tried, TRIED to choose a dress that was figure-friendly for them all.

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From left to right: Laura Ingalls, Mary Ingalls, Carrie Ingalls, Grace Ingalls, The Bride, Nellie Oleson……

OK. I do believe that’s enough snarky for one day.

Happy Friday, y’all!

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