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Like the cast of Bridesmaids, plenty of wedding parties consist of ladies with different personalities, looks, and ages. That's a breeding ground for a whole host of complications when it comes time for dress selection. To avert any kind of disaster, we present you the ultimate handbook of resources on where to find bridesmaid dresses that fit all kinds of, er, awkward situations.
1) The Pregnant Lady With Her Belly Out-To-There
Your best friend decided to get knocked up just when you thought your plans were all settled. Not too far off is her cousin, The Nursing Mama With Some Extra Goods (and we're not talking babies). It's a good thing Jenny Yoo in midtown has you covered. On her website, you'll find a whole maternity section with special sizing instructions for expecting and post-pregnancy bridesmaids. The Nursing Mama also has the option of ordering a larger estimate size and altering the bust as needed.
Jenny Yoo, 139 West 35th Street (9th floor)
2) The Girl Who's Strapped for Cash
Mo' money mo' problems? More like less money, more problems in the bridal arena. However, at Lotus Bridal in Brooklyn, dresses start at $180. Depending on how big your party is, you may get a discount. A brand like Impression would work best for those in a pinch.
Lotus Bridal, 1822 Avenue U, Sheepshead Bay
3) The Girl Who Must Be Covered for Religious Reasons
We've got a style emergency! Finding a dress that covers the knees, the chest, and the arms is harder than you would think. But never fear, Rochel Leah is here. Book an appointment with this associate at Kleinfeld's to modify your dress for religious purposes.
Rochel Leah at Kleinfeld's, 110 West 20th Street
4) The Plus-Size and The Petite
For the bridal party made up of ladies of drastically different sizes, Two Birds sells dresses that can be wrapped 15 different ways with varied length options and an assortment of colors. Bridesmaids select between size A, fitting 0-14, and size B, fitting 16-24.
Two Birds, 166 Mercer Street (penthouse 6b)
5) The Out-of-Towner Who Can't Make It to New York for a Fitting
Another wrap dress saves the day! Butter by Nadia comes in just one size so it's bound to fit. Just click the quantity of dresses you'll need for your girlfriends and your color preference. Your shipment will arrive and the out-of-towner can just slip into her piece the day of.
Butter by Nadia, 518 Court Street, Carroll Gardens
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