“You can always shorten it and wear it again!”
We’ve all heard it.
Those dreaded words meant to convince you it’s totally fine and normal to spend way more on a bridesmaid dress than you were prepared for.
And to top it all off, the dress is not even close to your style.
We decided to rock them anyway.
Alora is one of our favorite badass babes. Not only does she spend her days helping people plan the vacations of their dreams, but she moonlights as a member of local burlesque troupe, Cherry Bomb Burlesque. Va Va Voom!
For the knee length violet dress, we wanted a look that would be appropriate for day-wear while seamlessly transitioning into evening. By adding a neutral, patterned button down blouse and tying at the waist, the look feels more casual while giving emphasis to Alora’s waist. Adding bold jewelry is an easy way to distract from any dress details you might not want to accentuate.
With the floor length navy dress, we chose to go more “glam night on the town“, by adding a structured blazer and a sparkly necklace. You’re ready to twirl all night and be the envy of all the other girls who aren’t in gorgeous flowing dresses.
We absolutely LOVE Kimber Woodard.
This girl has been helping us find the perfect thing to wear as the Store Manager of downtown boutique, Envy, for over four years. Her personal style is always on point. On more than one occasion we’ve busted in with a last minute fashion crisis that only Kimber could cure.
We picked a floor length formal skirt and a pink sequined crop top for Kimber’s first look. Becca literally put it out into the universe that she needed a pink sparkly top to go with the skirt and BAM, one just jumped off of the rack into her hands.
Thrifting. It’s magic.
Two piece bridesmaid dresses have always been a thing, but lately they’ve kicked up their game with full skirts paired with a fitted top. Not only is it fun and flattering, but you have endless options for how to reuse the pieces!
We love the way a chambray top layers over the pink sequins. Add a floppy hat and our favorite pair of sunnies by indie designer, Penelope Gazin, and it’s a ready-to-wear look that takes “bridesmaid” and turns it into a semi-casual evening wear.
For her daytime look we asked Kimber to bring us one of her formally worn bridesmaids dresses so we could add a few accessories and style it up for the street.
A thrifted blazer belted in the middle tones down the flourescent color of the dress and adds a professional feel. Accessorize with a vintage cameo pin and a pair of ballet flats and you’re ready to head to a Tuesday meeting and grab drinks after work!