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UKbride Member Request 14 Aug 2017

I am thinking about getting multiway dresses from an online shop for my...

I am thinking about getting multiway dresses from an online shop for my bridesmaids. They love the idea of all having the same dress, but can chose how to wear them...but some of them are concerned that the material looks clingy and won't be flattering on their 'lumps and bumps'! Anyone bought/tried on these types of dresses before and can advise?

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E Wilson
E Wilson 14 Aug 2017

I have found they are always flattering.

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UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2017

I've tried some of these dresses on. They are nice just make sure you wear the right underwear if you want to hide lumps and bumps

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UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2017

I was a bridesmaid for my friend and we had these, looked ace cause everyone was a little bit different, never felt they were clingy, I'll share a pic

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UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2017

I had these for my bridesmaids from very online they can be a little clingy so we got them in bigger sizes also debenhams have them with an underskirt already attached this makes them less clingy X

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UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2017

My bridesmaids wore multiway from Debenhams they were lovely

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UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2017

I got multiway dresses from the Dainty Yard on Etsy (approx £40 including postage/customs) and was amazed at the fabric, really thick and quality fabric which hangs really well. You also get the bandeau top free which was a must for my MOH

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UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2017

I've seen some online in a chiffon material so hides lumps and bumps much better!

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UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2017

My bridesmaids looked amazing in them and they were all different body shapes!
I got mine from 'azalea bridal' on Facebook after finding them on eBay!

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UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2017

My bridesmaids will be wearing multiway dresses by Ebony Rose Designs (they are quite expensive) but they look absolutely stunning and come in a variety of materials, we have chosen Chiffon as it's lovely and flowing and not clingy at all, you can also choose from lots of beautiful colours

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UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2017

I had my bridesmaid dresses made by a local lady so that the girls could choose how much material there was

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UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2017

I have the multi way dresses for my bridesmaids who are all shapes and sizes and they look stunning!

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Bryony Hamm
Bryony Hamm 14 Aug 2017

Cocomelody do multiway dresses in tulle (not the clingy type fabric) and so long and short styles in all different colours. I almost went for them myself https://www.cocomelody.com/chic-sweetheart-natural-knee-length-tulle-gray-sleeveless-zipper-bridesmaid-dress-with-ribbons-cozm15016.html?optionid=1293

Shakira Badwal
Shakira Badwal 14 Aug 2017

I also look and multi way dresses but found the material look cheap and heavy material. I've never seen any that look high quality in my opinion.

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UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2017

See if you can get paramesh it's lovely, nice cross between chiffon and jersey! Have a look at David's bridal they've a website and a shop in Birmingham and London x

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UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2017

Me and my best friend are getting married months apart next year. For her wedding we have multiway dresses and they are gorgeous on. I was concerned that after having my twins that it would cling to the wrong places but it honestly doesn't. I absolutely love the dress and felt super confident in it. Xxx

Jayne Timmins
Jayne Timmins 14 Aug 2017

I think they actually somehow seem to skim over the lumps and bumps x

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UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2017

My multiway dresses were perfect! I ordered from Etsy, one needed cutting a little shorter but they were perfect! So flattering and my girls looked amazing! All had different styles which they loved! Would definitely recommend! Xx

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UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2017

I personally agree with your bridesmaids and wouldn't want to wear one in the material that most of them are made out of. It's a good concept but that stretchy material can sometimes look a bit cheap in my opinion (depending on where you buy them from) and isn't flattering on lumps and bumps as your bridesmaids are suggesting. My friend got hers from Monsoon and they looked really nice but they were made out of a different material. I think it was chiffon. If you shop around online you should be able to find some with a chiffon overlay which is quite floaty and much more flattering. I did consider the ones with the chiffon overlay but then a lot of the styles have the bridesmaids' backs on show and that's something I know a lot of my bridesmaids wouldn't be comfortable with for various reasons. I'm now thinking about possibly buying dresses in the same colour, length and material but slightly different styles.

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UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2017

Thanks so much to everyone who has commented and shared their experiences and opinions they have all been so helpful. x

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UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2017

I got all mine from marks and spencers 69.00

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UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2017

My bridesmaids had these and once they were on they looked fantastic!! Xx

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A friend ordered from an American online company and they were amazing at skimming over lumps and bumps. I ordered one from a London company can't remember the name of, it was £150 and when I put it on you could see the indent of my appendectomy scar! So I'd suggest getting a dress and making sure you can return it.

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UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2017

Just get a size up?

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UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2017

Whatever you do... do not buy them from twist and wrap dress .com I got completely screwed over... 2 weeks to go until my wedding and still no dresses and no refund either xx

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UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2017

I was 8 months pregnant when I wore one of the multiway dresses as a bridesmaid. It is very flattering and really does suit all shapes and sizes x

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UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2017

Lauren Skinner

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UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2017

you won't regret it! i got mine from lightinthebox

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UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2017

They have them on peacocks and Jane Norman site x

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UKbride Administrator 15 Aug 2017

Faran Hodgins night be worth checking out some of these suggestions xx

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UKbride Administrator 15 Aug 2017

Yes I have these dresses for my girls. I didn't get mine online tho, paid a fortune for mine due to colour. They are shiffon material,flowy and fabulous!! My girls love them. Good luck ️

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