Plus, we spoke to a "Brides" editor on the best tips to avoid any snafus.
We've all been there: Your friend gets engaged and asks you to be a bridesmaid. So thrilling! Until you remember that you'll be marching down the aisle in a bridesmaids dress, and suddenly images of Fritz Bernaise are dancing in your head. Breathe easy--it doesn't have to be that way.
It's wedding season, which means it's also bridesmaid season. In recent years, brides have tried to ease their friends' insecurities and stresses by letting them choose the style of the dress. A popular option is to head over to J.Crew and let your bridesmaids pick any dress silhouette, as long as it's a certain color and fabric. This seems like a fair way to do it. But a friend of mine, who is a bridesmaid in one of these "J.Crew weddings," is still stumped. "Do you have any idea which one will look the best?" she asked me. Of course, she means, on her. So I asked bridal fashion expert Jacqueline Courtney, founder of wedding dress resale site Nearly Newlywed, for some ideas. Click through to see which J.Crew bridesmaid dress will look best on your body.
We caught up with Norma Kamali to talk about her new project Stop Objectification, which aims to turn "objectification into empowerment," how the fashion industry contributes to the problem, and what you can do to help.
Remember that famous dress by fictional (but oh-so-exclusive) designer Fritz Bernaise in Bridesmaids? The one that launched a shitty (pun-intended)
The average American bridesmaid spends nearly $1,700 on wedding party-related expenses, according to a new survey by WeddingChannel.com, republished by the Mail Online. The bride's besties are shelling out cash for everything from the bachelorette party to the dress to airplane tickets to gifts.
Weddings are obviously a hot topic these days. There was just a pretty big one two weeks ago, remember? And just in time for wedding season, there are this season’s wedding movie releases. Bridesmaids, the Judd Apatow-produced gross-out chick flick, hits theaters today. I got to see it last week at a screening, and was asked to watch it with an eye on the fashion. Before I get to that, a bit of background on the movie. Kristen Wiig stars as Annie, who has been BFF’s with Lilian (Maya Rudolph) since they were kids. Lilian got engaged and Annie is the maid of honor. The rest of the bridal party is made up of a ragtag group of Lilian’s friends, and hilarity ensues. And this movie really is hilarious. Any film whose first line of dialogue is Jon Hamm saying, “Cup my balls” gets my vote. It does a really brilliant job of mixing absolutely disgusting scenes (without spoilers I will just say--wait for the bridal shop scene), clever dialogue, and some truly touching moments. The ending was a tribute to Sixteen Candles that made me want to weep with happiness.
This morning, London newspaper the Telegraph reported on a survey that says one out of three brides tend to pick fat, ugly bridesmaids so that they feel better about themselves on their special day. Really? The survey was conducted by SlimFast, which means we have to take it with several grains of salt. But really? Three out of four of my bridesmaids are over 5'8" and under a size 6. My other bridesmaid is petite and curvy. What does this say about me? (No, I'm not a former model.) Did I choose them because they're hot? No. But I am happy that they all look good in the pale green mini I picked out for them.