In other words, not this:
Because I wanted the dresses to coordinate pretty well (and stay under $200), I actually couldn't offer as many options as I'd originally hoped. Most of the styles that pretty much worked only came in two necklinesa strapless straight neck and a cap-sleeve or thick-strapped v-neck. So no artfully mis-matched bridesmaids, but at least I could give them a choice, since I knew that two of the girls at least wanted straps, and two preferred strapless.
My favorite was a set of Dessy satin and lace dresses, which, after a few instances of waffling, I eventually decided on:
|Dessy 2509||Dessy 2053|
So can you imagine my surprise when suddenly every single one of my girls chose the strapless dress? I am having matchy-matchy bridesmaids after all!
I suppose it is to be expected: I only gave them two choices, after all, and the strapless one is kind of the cuter dress. But here I thought I was helping them out by giving them a more comfortable choice, and nobody wanted it!
I'm ordered the dresses online in September. I can't wait to see how they all look in them!