bridesmaid dresses

7 Alternatives to the Standard Bridesmaid Dress

When it comes to bridesmaid dresses, you want to choose something that’s practical, pretty, and won’t make your bridesmaids cringe at the sight of it. While we’ve all seen the standard chiffon tea length (insert color here) bridesmaid gown, why not go with something a little out of the ordinary? We’ve rounded up 7 alternative dress styles that your bridesmaids will actually want to wear again!

1. How pretty would this mint floral cocktail dress look on your bridesmaids? This look is perfect for a Spring wedding.

2. Don’t worry, this lace number comes in other colors, so your girls won’t be outshining you dressed in white.

3. Pretty in pink– this fitted number is a great style on all shapes and sizes.

4. If you’re planning a Summer garden wedding, this dress will fit perfectly with the theme.

5. Midnight blue is one of those colors that looks great on everyone, so why not choose this bridesmaid dress to fit in with your nighttime wedding?

6. While most bridesmaid dresses tend to err on the shorter side, if you’re planning a black tie wedding, this body-hugging floor-length gown will be sure to turn heads.

7. For any bride that loves a good beaded dress!

Beware of the Counterfeits

Counterfeit dresses rarely look like the image they claim to be online. Quite often, girls enter boutiques, try on dresses, find one they like, then order it off of a random website, excited to be finding “the dress” they love at such a small price. However, when that package comes in the mail, the tears often flow as the poor victim realizes that her dress is far from wearable. Just this past prom season, a customer came into Glitterati because she needed a prom dress. She told us she had ordered a dress from a random website, and when it arrived, the dress was too short — and the girl was only 5’6”! She had to take Benadryl because she broke out in red hives. At first, we weren’t sure if it was the dress or the anxiety from getting ripped-off. It seems her skin was only red in the areas where she had contact with the dress. After hearing horror stories like this one, we clearly wouldn’t want this to happen to anyone else! When buying a dress, buy in-store or from a certified retailer to ensure that you are getting a real, designer dress! Check out these knock-offs — pretty sure you wouldn’t want to be caught dead in one of these…

Image from pinterest.com

Image from pinterest.com

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Image from Macduggal.com

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Image from nypost.com