May 31, 2011 9:32 AM
Heather K. wrote: "Hi there, Because this seems to be Janetor's area of specialty I am dedicating this question to her. I am getting married in Palm Springs on Oct. 1st. This is a very low-key wedding around 40 people with a fiesta theme. I would like to find bridesmaid dresses around $100.00 because all of my sweet ladies are coming cross country to be with me on this special day. I really love the idea of Mexican peasant dresses but they tend to have very little shape. I am in love with this dress but it is a little on the expensive side. The gals range from big to small - one is sensitive about her arms - the other her tummy. I just would like the dresses to be very colorful and something they can wear again. :) Thanks for your help! Heather"
Hey Heather, Janetor here - thanks for the request! There are a couple routes you can take - a simpler peasant-style sundress paired with a bright, embroidered shawl (this would be a great bridesmaid's gift), or a more complex dress paired with a simple bolero jacket or shawl. That way, they can cover up where they want but still fit in with your fiesta theme. Of course, don't underestimate the power of a cute necklace or hair flower to add that Mexican flair!
1. The Original: Aida Coronado Peacock Corset Strapless Mexican Embroidered Boho Hippie Dress ($168)
2. INC International Concepts Sleeveless V-Neck Printed Empire Waist Maxi Dress ($100)
3. Calypso St Barth for Target Embroidered Ruffle Dress ($40, also in plus sizes)
4. Limited Ruffled Sides Knit Dress ($70)
5. Rare Folk Embroidered Dress ($76)
6. Old Navy Tiered-Hem Sundress ($30)
7. Arden B Embroidered Tube Dress ($49 on sale)
8. Coldwater Creek Tuck Detail Sundress ($45 on sale)
9. Charter Club Sleeveless Embroidered Neckline Dress ($69)
10. Embroidered Floral Silk Shawls ($62)
11. Mercedes Crochet Bolero ($20 on sale)
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