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#1 Mishka Designs

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    Posted 23 May 2009 - 11:42 PM

    Still planning big design board surprise but have wedding first so here are more dresses!

    I've been to a lot of weddings down here and probably can count on my hand the number of bridesmaid dresses I really do think will be worn again (and that work well in the heat and humidity!). When I look for dresses like these I ask the question "could I wear flip-flops with this?" .... if the answer is "yes", it's a keeper! (Keep in mind I didn't say WHAT KIND of flip flops).

    So, here are some dresses (and some places) I think would work well down here and most of these won't break most banks!

    More Formal

    I thought I would start with this category, since I found less I liked here - NOT that I think you shouldn't go formal, if you want - just that I think finding a good formal dress that is also a good beach dress is not as easy as it sounds!

    First up, love these bridesmaid combos I found over at PerfectBound. Light, airy, formal, distinct - just really great.

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    Runner-up is this taupe dress I found at Anthropologie. Similar, of course, to the dresses up above .

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    Worth a mention - Still short, but completely different style is this flapper-inspired dress at New York and Company. Again, I'm thinking "light, airy"...


    A Bit More Casual

    So, going a bit more casual, love this brown dress from Anthropologie. It has sortof an ethnic vibe to it and I can see bridesmaids all standing in line with bouquets of white flowers breathlessly waiting to hear you say "We do!".

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    Second Runner-up in this category is this sleeveless patterned dress, also from Anthropologie. I definitely think you have to be careful with patterns, but I think this one isn't a bad pattern - would be nice to have 1 or 2 bridesmaid's in this dress with the other bridesmaid's in complimenting colors/styles.

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    Beachy Yet Elegant
    Of course, you know I saved my heart hearts for last!

    Second runner up - Comes in more than one color, just a very simple, flowy strapless from Victoria's Secret.

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    First Runner-Up - Again, patterned dresses - I found these two in completely two different places and realized later their patterns were similar! Guess I know what I like! I love the long, flowy nature of these dresses - can see them as great dresses for walking the beach at sunset. First dress from New York and Company, second dress from Forever21.

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    Second Place - I know it sortof has a 70's thing going on, but I just like the look of this fabric - if it feels the way it looks, I bet this is one fun dress to party in! (Victoria's Secret)

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    Before showing you my number one pick for bridesmaid dresses, I thought I would show you a bride dress/bridesmaid dress combo that I think would be awesome for a bride who wants to go more natural, carefree. I found these dresses at JCrew and would LOVE to see one of you decide to go for some yellow. Yellow rocks!

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    And now, drum roll please, the number one bridesmaid dress comes from....Victoria's Secret! Not only does this dress come in multiple colors, but you can wear the SAME dress in multiple styles - so, same color for your bridesmaids (if you want) but they can do it in a style that most flatters them! winwin!!

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    I have NO IDEA what I'm blabbing about next week so I won't even pretend to try - but I'm sure it will wedding related.

    #2 Jeremy_Gilliam

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      Posted 24 May 2009 - 01:01 AM

      I love these! Great post!

      #3 edna

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        Posted 24 May 2009 - 12:47 PM

        Gracias Mishka... great post!!! and I've always liked the idea of having BMs dressed in one color base , but they choosing the dress they like/fit better... the first combo is awesome!!!

        #4 nikkigard

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          Posted 24 May 2009 - 04:45 PM

          I love all of those! I so need a trip to Anthropologie - dont they have the cutest dresses ever?! I will have to check out New York and Company too - didnt know they had such cute dresses. I dont need bridesmaid dresses but would like to get one for myself :)

          #5 H&F

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            Posted 25 May 2009 - 12:31 PM

            Mishka- you are fantastic as always! Love the ideas!

            #6 J&MWedding

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              Posted 27 May 2009 - 06:01 PM

              Mishka, I saw that first picture online somewhere. Those are my colors, so I really want the middle one for my bridesmaid, but I think I saw that it was a BCBG dress or something and it cost over $300! But it is adorable!!!!!!

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