Daughter is in the running to star in the sequel to 27 Dresses as she prepares to be bridesmaid yet again. It is a little difficult as she is on the opposite side of the country to the rest of the wedding party. Today she took delivery of her dress and has found that the side zip won’t close, and it is too big in the bust and shoulder areas, so off to have it altered, if possible.
Why does the tradition of inappropriate dresses continue in weddings? There is always one girl, usually suffering from an eating disorder who wants something slinky and barely there. Often in a bright colour that suits no one too!
Daughter is a tall and slender size 10 (AUS) so it is not like she is difficult to accommodate. As well, the brides are often very sophisticated dressers and yet, when it comes to bridesmaids dresses their dress sense seems to go out the door along with all common sense. We’ve seen it happen several times now.
Is it a plot to sabotage the maids, to ensure the bride feels good about herself on the day? Is it that those with the worst taste have the loudest voices and run over the more polite? We are speaking of women in the early thirties, not teenagers.
It is such a waste to be asked to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on dresses that no one, not even the girls who suggest them, ever wear again. It might be an accepted convention that women get forced to wear outrageous bridesmaids dresses, but what possible justification can a bride have for treating her friends in that manner?