Lulus has a wonderful selection of affordable and flattering dresses. They offer free shipping on orders over $50 USD and free returns (on regular priced items) making it easy to order dresses to try on at home.
Rachael // Wearing: Mythical Kind of Love Slate Blue Maxi Dress // Size: X-Large (5’9″, 38DD Bust)
I had a difficult time finding a dress for this wedding. I ordered a handful of dresses from Lulus and Amazon in the preferred color palette but finding something flattering on my tall and large bust fame was difficult. I typically look for dresses with a modest neckline and thick straps so I can wear a regular bra and tops with a more structured bodice but the winner was a long maxi dress with a high neckline and wide open back! The front lacked structure so I wore adhesive bra cups that clasped in the center. I also had the top altered by adding a few darts to make the fit tighter around my ribcage. No alterations to the length, with my height and 2″ heels it was perfect. If you plan on wearing this during the summer months outside in the Florida heat liked I did, be aware sweat will show through. It was a vvvvvvvery hot April day in Florida and the fabric was not forgiving.
Danielle // Wearing: Heavenly Hues Denim Blue Maxi Dress // Size: Medium (5’1″ and 36D)
This is one of my favorite bridesmaid dresses ever. If you go to a wedding to dance, you have to go with a dress that has a leg slit, especially in Florida when it can get a little toasty on the dance floor. The double layer of fabric helps to hide any sweat during the bridal party photos and the modern flair makes it a bridesmaid’s dress you can hang on to and re-wear for any other formal events. I am on the shorter side and it did required alterations for length of the dress and I also had it taken up for the shoulders.