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.
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.
I met Adrianna Giuliani--VP at Ketchum, blogger, and pro-bridesmaid--at a party last week. We got to talking about bridesmaids dresses. I've only had the honor once. She's been a bridesmaid six times. I recently had the floor length Thread bridesmaid's dress I wore to my friend's wedding shortened to mini-dress length. Guiliani takes a different tack when it comes to dealing with her bridesmaids dresses: She leaves them in her hotel room closets. "Now don’t get me wrong, I relish in being a bridesmaid," says Guiliani. "I’ve be known for putting the 'party' in wedding party...but there is one thing I won’t do for the bride--and that’s hang on to my bridesmaid dress."