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My Flashy Bridesmaid Dress

Only three days until my brother’s wedding!

I’m excited for many reasons. First, I love my brother and future sister-in-law, and can’t wait for them to start this new journey together. Also, there will be lots of family and friends who are coming from out of town. And c’mon, who doesn’t love a wedding?

The wedding also means that I get to wear the pretty, yellow, flow-y bridesmaid dress that I bought for the occasion. And my cute gold sandals and matching earrings.

The other day, I tried on everything – dress, accessories, shoes – because that is what EVERY woman does before a dressy event. Lo and behold, the dress didn’t quite fit! I should have realized that, since I purchased the dress in March, and have since lost about ten more pounds. Oops. The top of the dress hangs loosely on my bust and shoulders. Luckily for me, the dress has fabric that crosses in the front, and ties. So if I tie the fabric suuuuuper tight, it can work. I am praying that we don’t have a sister-of-the-groom-flashes-the-wedding-guests situation, you know?

Although I suppose that would make the celebration highly entertaining.

31 comments on “My Flashy Bridesmaid Dress

  1. Anna says:

    Cute dress! Have fun at the wedding! πŸ™‚


  2. Shedding those pounds always feels so great, but then it’s so annoying when your clothes stop fitting! Although too big is definitely better than too small πŸ˜‰That dress is gorgeous and the accessories just make me want to smile!


  3. LOVE your dress. LOVE.


  4. twentysomethingandclueless says:

    I love your outfit! You can sew, right? (I remember you making that dress a while ago…) I’m sure you could find a way to temporarily alter the dress so that it fits! Have a great time at the wedding! πŸ™‚


  5. Skinny Girl says:

    You’re going to look gorgeous!!!S X


  6. Alexandreena says:

    Gorgeous dress. You’ll look fantastic.


  7. rowena says:

    Love that dress! And the gold sandals, and well…everything! Have fun at the wedding. (Personally I hope you’ll share update with some cake photos…I love wedding cakes.).


  8. Wow, what a gorgeous dress! I love the color. You’re going to look beautiful!


  9. Dolce says:

    I LOVE this ensamble! I’m not a fashion guru, but this looks like something I would see in InStyle.


  10. Lauren says:

    That dress is beautiful! And the ensemble is so well put together. Have fun!!


  11. ashley says:

    That is such a cute dress. Much better then some of the other bridesmaid dresses I’ve seen. You’re lucky. πŸ™‚


  12. L Sass says:

    I love the dress! Yellow is a fantastic June bridesmaid color.


  13. brookem says:

    fun!i absolutely LOVE that whole ensemble!! how did you get it all, pictured there, like that? (says the most UNtechsavvy gal there is!)


  14. Katelin says:

    okay i absolutely love your whole outfit. no seriously, i sort of really want that dress, ah. have a great time at the wedding! and no flashing please πŸ˜‰


  15. Jess says:

    That whole assemble looks great! Good luck not flashing the crowd!


  16. Carrie says:

    That is a GREAT dress – yellow is my favorite color.


  17. Emily says:

    Congrats to your baby brother! You will look fabulous in the dress. I just wore a pale yellow bridesmaid dress–it’s a great choice. (Be grateful it’s loose–the one I wore last summer felt overly snug: I blame grad school). Have lotsa fun with your family!


  18. Jenn says:

    Wow, I love that dress! At least you shrunk and didn’t get bigger! πŸ™‚


  19. Tia says:

    doublesided tape. a must have.


  20. sillygrrl says:

    wow i would pay to wear that to my friend’s wedding. i’m a lot scared of what she’s going to force us to wear.


  21. Libby says:

    love the outfit!! but ooh if it wasn’t adjustable i would have been sooo pissed! i did that when bigger clothes i had but really liked looked awful on my thinner self.then, i remembered the alternative.and i stopped feeling bad.


  22. brandy says:

    I really love that color. Yellow is so pretty for weddings I think. Also, I’m totally with you on the whole ‘try it on before’ thing. I even like to ‘practice’ how I’m going to do my hair. I’ve never met a guy who fully appreciated this ritual.Have a fantastic time at the wedding!


  23. looooove this dress! have tons of fun πŸ™‚


  24. Bernice says:

    it looks like something you’d pull out of a magazine πŸ™‚ hope you have a great time!


  25. Jamie Lovely says:

    you’re going to look fantastic! love the dress!


  26. That is a hella hott (that’s right, two t’s!) outfit! Have a great time!!


  27. Julie Q says:

    love the dress and accessories! Hope the wedding was a blast πŸ™‚


  28. alexander says:

    That’s a nice dress. I like that sunglasses you have included. Very nice match!Alexander< HREF="" REL="nofollow">Alex’s World! –<>


  29. magda says:

    SUCH a great ensemble! The montage you made here definitely made me think that you’re straight from the pages of InStyle weddings. Hope it was a marvelous wedding, and that all of these dress-up elements were even more gorgeous than anticipated : )


  30. Wow, great outfit! Very summer wedding πŸ™‚Um, and I’m still SO sad that I missed you yesterday 😦


  31. EP says:

    I love the dress and the accessories! I hope y’all had a great time at the wedding!


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