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Which Dress?

Jan 6, 2012

You read that right! This week a reader, Katie, emailed to ask if we could help her with bridesmaid dress ideas. You see, the bride, who happens to be Katie’s sister, chose her favorite flowers first. We love that, don’t we? So, let’s have your opinion! The wedding will be a daytime wedding at a RI country club in July…

The Bouquet…

…designed by Carissa at JL Designs

Bouquet for katie

The Dresses…

Dress #1 (Mod Cloth)

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Dress #2 (Nordstrom)

katie _6510730 nordstrom Adrianna Papell Tiered Iridescent Chiffon Dress in spruce

Dress #3 (Aria)

katie 170KA aria

Dress #4 (BHLDN)

katie 20605903_045_a deribboned dress Bhldn in powder blue

Dress #5 (BHLDN)

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Dress #6 (Anthropologie)

katie 24024044_066_b sundown crochet maxi dress anthropologie

Which would you choose for Katie?

Thanks for the challenge, Katie!


P.S. One other (less predictable) option……an ombre pencil skirt, a cream cardigan and coral flats


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Have a great weekend, everyone…



  1. Katie says:

    You chose some beautiful options! Can’t wait to hear everyone’s opinions. Many thanks for doing this!

  2. Jenny N says:

    I like the dark green by Aria.

  3. Nicola @ Garden Party says:

    I vote for # 4 or #5! Both are very cute, and would look great with that GORGEOUS bouquet!

  4. Grapevine! says:

    Love #1 and #4, they are so cute and either would be fantastic with the bouquet. Also love the pencil skirt & cardigan. Not a traditional bridesmaid dress but being repeat wearable it a plus!

  5. Mimi says:

    I’m always trying to get brides to choose their flowers first. I like dress #4, but think it would work particularly well if it was the color of dress #5. The bouquet is fabulous!

  6. Rachelle says:

    I think the dark teal green is actually dress #2 from Nordstrom. It is also my favorite. It would look good on a variety of bridesmaid body types and is such an unusual color and would definitely make the bouquets pop.

  7. Terri says:

    I’d pick 2 or 3 myself. Love the coral flats, too.

  8. Katie says:

    I think #4 and #5 are my favorite dresses, but I love ALL of the colors you chose.. This was so fun and gives me a lot to discuss with my sister. Thanks so much!

  9. Botanique says:

    I love #1, but I think I would pick #2 or #4 for this bouquet. The teal or light sea blue would pick up the color of the succulents, and allow the other flowers to pop. Such good choices, it’s hard to choose!

  10. Katie- Thanks for asking me to do this post. I had so much fun! Keep in touch and let us know what your sister ends up choosing. Best of luck!

  11. Janet says:

    I like dress number 2 for the color, but it seems way too short – I would be totally uncomfortable in it. The color on number 4 is nice too. My favorite would have to be number 5. I love its clean lines – it’s perfectly tailored, just like the bouquet.

  12. Alicia says:

    I like number 2 and number 5, I think these colors would look great with this fantastic bouquet.

  13. I’d chose #3 for the color or #6 for the simplicity, but very pretty bouquet.

  14. Anonymous says:

    #4 Just gorgeous ocean seafoam color and cool in July

  15. Cathy says:

    I think 4 …just love the whole palette..your sister is lucky! have a wonderful wedding!


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