Personal Shopper: Bridesmaid's dresses for Areni M.'s brother's wedding

Areni M. wrote, "Hi Outblush! Let me start off by saying I've been a loyal reader for a while now, and I love all the things you girls find!!! I also think you'd be the perfect to group to help me with my problem. I've been chosen to be a bridesmaid at my brother's wedding. My future sister-in-law has been gracious enough to let the bridesmaids pick out their dresses, keeping a few things in mind: 1) It needs to be a light, muted color. She was thinking something along the lines of cream/beige/champagne/maybe a light bronze. 2) she prefers a mermaid style of dress, nothing empire waisted, A-line, or puffy.There are 4 bridesmaids, ranging from 5'2 to 5'9. Sizes range from 4-12 (regular dress sizes, not bridal sizes). We all have tan skin, and dark hair and eyes. We've found a dress we've liked (Alvina Vaneta 9739, retails for $360), but it's out of our budget. It's going to be a big wedding (350 people), so our dresses need to be chic, made of great material, and flattering for all. Could you please help with some affordable options, say $150-250? Let me know if you need any more details. Thanks a bunch, Areni"

Hi, Areni, Janetor here - what a nice bride, letting y'all pick out your own dresses! I've found nine lovely frocks. All are available in a wide range of sizes and colors, including the color palette you requested, even if they're not shown in that color. Hope one of these is "the one"!

1. Helene Bridal Bridesmaid Dress style BD1569 ($99, in 26 colors)
2. Taffeta Ruched Mermaid Mori Lee Ava Bridesmaid Dress 601 ($148, in 15 colors)
3. Davinci Bridesmaid Dresses - Style 9261 ($130 on sale, in 55 colors)
4. Strapless Mermaid Bridesmaid Dresses by Alexia Designs style alexia868 ($138, in 60+ colors)
5. Satin Halter Bridesmaid Dress from Dessy Collection by Dessy Group ($210, in 50+ colors)
6. Style BR209 ($117, in 60 colors)
7. David's Bridal Satin Strapless Top with Long Skirt Style 83366/83387 ($135, in 22 colors)
8. DaVinci Bridal Bridesmaids Dress style 9150 ($126, 44 colors)
9. Mermaid Duchesse Satin Floor Length Bridesmaid/Evening Dresses Style No. 5218 ($150, in 25 colors)

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Anna Hovasapian

Posted on 01.04.11 at 10:18 AM

Thank you Outblush. I'm a bridesmaid at this wedding too and you guys just made our decision much more interesting. =)

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