Convertible Bridesmaid Dresses

You’re a bride, and it’s time to pick out bridesmaid dresses. Your first thought is “How do I make all of my ladies happy?!” You want to find a dress that flatters everyone, right? Of course you do!

The good news is that more and more designers are getting creative when it comes to dressing a full bridal party. This is one reason (just one of many!) why we love Jenny Yoo and her convertible dresses.

At first glance, this seems to be a gorgeous pleated strapless chiffon dress, but look closer. This dress is designed with long panels that can be artfully wrapped and tied over the bodice to create a variety of elegant looks. How many looks are we talking about? Here’s a snapshot of 18 (yes, EIGHTEEN) different ways to wear this dress:

Now, you may be saying to yourself, “Well, that’s great, but I’m not a designer, and don’t know how to tie all those different knots and drapes.” Thankfully, Ms. Yoo herself has created this video for our site to show you how it’s done (and your Wedding Stylist can also help!).

This convertible wonder comes in both a long version (‘Aidan’) AND a short version (‘Keira’). We’re partial to the longer version right now, but we would love to see a bridal party mix and match them. Try it!

So, if bridesmaid #4 complains that a dress just doesn’t work for her body type, show her one of these styles and get creative! Jenny Yoo dresses can also be special ordered in our suites in sizes over 16. Our free Wedding Stylists are happy to help with making sure all your girls get the right style!

Images provided by Jenny Yoo

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Molly, our Weddings Site Merchandiser—and one of our resident recent newlyweds—asked if she could gush for just a minute about Anna Elyse bridesmaid dresses. Your Blog Editor’s response? Gush away, Molly!

The rest of the Weddings Team and I are thrilled to be partnering with Annie from Anna Elyse Bridesmaids this spring. Annie knows how to get all the girls in your bridal party into beautiful dresses that are both bride- and bridesmaid-approved!

What’s to love? First of all, these are all wear-again worthy. Yes! I also adore the feminine silhouettes, the perfectly elegant silk charmeuse choices (right at home in the garden or at the Four Seasons), and my favorite, a convertible style in so many colors!

As a bride, it’s amazing to be able to give lots of flattering bridesmaid options with just one dress while staying true to your wedding vision. The convertible version ties multiple ways so your ‘maids can choose a look that suits their style and body type the best. Plus, it’s so easy to switch up that it’s a totally new dress for her next cocktail soirée (nothing like those cookie-cutter formal gowns from weddings of yesteryear—i.e., something you’ll never want to wear again. Anyone else have to suffer through hot pink puff-sleeves?).

Personally, I’m loving the luxe garnet, but how about the slate green for an icy winter wonderland look, or the pale yellow for an estate-garden fête? Check out all the colors online, with even more available for special order at your closest Wedding Suite.

So many colors and styles to choose from. Seriously, did I mention I love it?!

—Molly

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