So I was a bridesmaid for an August wedding last month. SJHH gave a lot of leeway for her bridesmaids, which resulted in us spending quite a bit of time prior to the big day discussing colours and styles of dresses, shoes, and also the decoration for the church and dinner reception (the responsibility of which fell on us while the groomsmen handled logistics). Finding dresses was a lot harder than we initially thought, since we wanted to accommodate the bride’s aesthetics as much as possible while balancing price and wearability after the big day. Not to mention that we had to find styles which had our sizes in stock. That was a pain in the butt, to say the least – so many styles we wanted but had to pass up because of this reason! It wasn’t like the four of us were incredibly varied in sizes; we fit sizes S and M. Ha-rumph.
As a regular patron of Zalora, I brought up their collection of bridesmaid dresses and cheongsams as options for this vintage-themed celebration – their curated collections are always on point! And they stock a good variety of designers too, although the nicer ones tend to be priced slightly out of our budget… we eventually went with The Velvet Dolls for their sweet off-shoulder number; SJHH is a longtime fan of their store, and the lilac fit perfectly with the colour theme. If the bride says okay, the bridesmaids are definitely okay!
I accessorised my dress with a pair of white lace tights, complementing the shoes that most of us bridesmaids wound up getting to match the dress. I’d never heard of Vincci before, but this brand of heels came highly recommended by the bride, so it was a no-brainer; good-looking comfortable heels are hard to come by yo. Unfortunately, this particular pair was made of harder material and pinched slightly in the front, but they were okay for short periods of time.
A sweet look for a sweet couple’s church service. Look, I even broke out my neglected nail polish and painted a silver and purple ombre set to fit the colour theme!
Outfit photos assisted by Ottie.