I have an upcoming wedding and I was just looking at the Pinterest Page that we created to find a bridesmaid dress, and I have to laugh. My friend, we'll call her Jane, grew up in Manhattan. She wears things tighter than I would. I call it trampy (she doesn't ever look trampy, but because I can say this, she is my friend.) She says I dress like Snow White and my dress will invite all the elves. Her other bridesmaid -- I don't know, I'd call it Amish. But it's definitely more conservative than either Jane or me.
Here's one of Jane's picks.
Seriously? I asked her. Is the hooker ball coming to town? She laughed and told me I needed to stop living like a nun.
This was her friend's pick:
My grandma called. She wants her dress back.
This was one of my picks:
"Are you Taylor Swift?"
I'm not a fan of what "we" picked, but I see why we picked it. A compromise between this group was going to be a joke. The color is, what I like to call, "dirty band-aid with bling." It's tighter than I'd like. Shorter than I'd like. But I do not feel like I look like I'm opening up for business either. The good news is, I picked the shoes before she emailed me and said, "We have to pick our shoes!"
Oh no. I am not compromising on shoes. I'm already wearing a BEIGE dress. BEIGE! I get to pick the shoes. She agreed. I know, I'm a terrible bridesmaid. But I will have cute shoes, and the bride will look amazing and that's all that matters.
This is why you should be a bridesmaid in your 20's and 30's, you're not so set in your ways.