Junior Bridesmaid Dress

On Saturday I purchased my junior bridesmaids dresses!! I love them! They are just too adorable. And hopefully my juniors think they are too!

I can’t locate the correct dress on J-Crew’s Crewcut website but they are similar to the pink ruffled dresses. They only carry up to size 12 in J-Crew stores so I purchased this for the 9 year old. The 11 year old’s size 16 will arrive in the mail after its backorder date of February 18th.

I added the Florette Sash in Pale Lilac (a women’s accessory) for a little definition. My plan is to add a snap to the sash so they stay on tight all night. The belt on the sash is made of slippery satin and I don’t want my girls constantly pulling and tying their belts. Check it out (the background shirt is similar to the Papaya dresses the older bridesmaids will be wearing).


Mod Shop Top Bridesmaid Dress Picks

All of these dresses come from Mod Shop, an online retailer categorizing their dresses as “mod, retro, indie clothing.” All of these dresses are somewhere between $50-$90. Are any the bridesmaid dress?









Bohemian Bridesmaid Dress: A Lighter Shade

I love seeing pictures of weddings with the bridesmaid in shades of almost white — be it a darker, lighter, or in a soft color like shell pink. There is something so beautiful about a bunch of women in shades of white. One idea I am thinking about is telling the bridesmaids to come in a cream colored dress in a short style (so to stand out as a bride in a longer dress). Or how about one of these shade of white dresses?

Image from Sarah Sevens.
Image from Shop Ruche.
Image fom Calypso St. Barths
Image from J Crew.
Image from Calypso St. Barths.
Image from J Crew.
Image from 100 Layer Cake.

Lela Rose Bridesmaid Dress

Martha Stewart’s wedding blog, The Bride’s Guide, posted the beautiful bridesmaid dress for Lela Rose‘s new collection. It is like a burst of sunshiney goodness! This incorporates all my loves: ruffled petals, surprising color combinations, and quirky charm.

Image from The Bride's Guide.

I am searching for sweetheart neckline, short dresses from my bridesmaids. Perhaps tea length like this one.

This dress is amazing but if I could fabricate a cheaper version, this is how I would do it.

1. Find a basic sweetheart dress

2. Find fabric that is the same hue

3. Cut out petals

4. Using a contrasting thread stitch around each petal either by using the sewing machine on the zigzag stitch or by using embroidery floss

5. Layer the petals in a flower shape on the dress and secure them

6. Then swirl a rectangular swatch of fabric–or even a piece of lace or some type of decal–to create the center of the flower then secure it to the dress.


Has a dress ever inspired you to make your own version when the original isn’t quite within your budget?