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David's Bridal Bridesmaid Dress 81457

Reviewing: David's Bridal 81457  |  Rating:
By Megan Medina on
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I recently got married this past winter and used my husband's sisters as bridesmaids. It was a hard situation to try and find bridesmaid dresses because I lived 6 hours from them and they were on a very tight budget. I had looked in my town at some other bridesmaid dresses from other designers but they were too pricey for them. I then went on the David Bridal's website to see what they had (The nearest David's Bridal was over an hour away) and if anything caught my fancy. I wanted black knee length dresses. I had the bridesmaids go to David's Bridal with my mom and sister and they had tried on for them some knee length black dresses. One of my bridesmaids, I hate to say, is built like a football player and pretty much walked like one too. My mom called me to suggest I rethink about having floor length dresses and to look up style: 81457. I wasn't crazy about it online but since it looked good on the bridesmaid and was affordable I was ok with it.

Finally the day of the wedding comes and I finally get to see the dresses. My other bridesmaid picked out a really pretty floor length dress, I think style: F11165, that I was happy with. Her sister finally came out of the dressing room and I was pretty happy with the results. The cut of the dress was very flattering and the straps were just wide enough to wear a bra under. What I didn't like was that the back was cut just a little too low so if you did wear a bra, you could see the clasp (which is what happened). I also wasn't super crazy about the material and it was a lighter black than I had wanted. The material seemed a little rough and kind of cheap looking. But, if you are on a budget, are on the pudgier side, and want a floor length dress with thick straps, this one fits the bill. I think there are prettier dresses than the one she picked out but it worked for her.