Finalist #7: 57 Grand Bridesmaid Dress Contest

Posted by on Feb 10, 2010 in Blog | 4 Comments

I LOVE this board… Because I love the coat.  It’s just so chic and cute. What do you gals think?   Here is her story:

I’m getting married in Charleston, SC on April 24, 2010 after a 2-year engagement. These past two years, I have spent combing through bridal magazine, bridal blogs, forums, Facebook pages, and even bridal TV shows to come with our wedding “look.” This helped me put together my own wedding inspiration board. However, it’s not just one board, it’s more like 10 powerpoint slides! I found myself being inspired by so many colors, objects, favors, shoes, dresses, everything! Since I have been so inspired, one of the hardest decisions was the bridesmaid dress. I have worn my share of bridesmaid dresses so I wanted the dress that mine would wear make them feel beautiful but also fun and flirty. Plus, I would love for them to wear the dresses again! I am in love the bridesmaid dresses from 57 Grand.  I especially fell hard for the Orchard dress in plum. This is a perfect twist on the little black dress but with color. I love it’s elegance and simplicity. I am a big fan of wearing understated clothes that you can jazz up with accessories. The accessories that you choose one day can be completely different from the next, transitioning the dress from day to day and even from day to night.

I would love to pair this classic dress with a mix of soft and edgy accessories.  For example, the necklace I choose has chunky hardware, but the ribbon softens the look into feminine statement piece. While the snake ring and earrings, and studded belt adds an unexpected hint of rock and roll. The clutch with the girly ruffles is the perfect size for all your going-out necessities, and the classic trenchcoat is something that everyone should have in their wardrobe! The look is completed with gray tights and a fun, whimsical cloth clip-on flower that can spice up any of your everyday pumps. I would love for my bridesmaids to have this dress so that they can re-wear the dress and accessorize it for many occasions. Whether it be paired with a cardigan for work, going out for drinks with the girls, or for a friend’s bridal shower, the simplicity and versatility of this dress should be a staple in everyone’s closet, especially my bridesmaids!

Thanks for your time and consideration. My fingers are crossed that I win!- Barb Wojslawowicz
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  1. Bianca
    February 10, 2010

    I LOVE this! The colors are gorgeous and the snake ring is fab – I want one!

  2. Laurie Rayman
    February 10, 2010

    What an amazing dress and overall look! The possibilities are endless. As Barb’s matron of honor, words cannot express how thrilled I would be to wear the 57 Grand dress for her special day and many other days to come. I can’t think of a more perfect dress to wear as a bridesmaid, out to a wine bar in the city, to parties or to a romantic dinner. The accessories are perfect too! Nothing would make my two-year old twin daughters, and flower girls, happier than if their mom wore shoes with flower clips just like them!

  3. Julie Bowker
    February 11, 2010

    I also love this look, and especially the 57 Grand dress! I am Barb’s other matron of honor, and would be absolutely thrilled to wear the dress, shoes, and accessories (and especially the coat!) – on the day of her wedding – and also afterwards!

  4. Secrets Weddings
    February 12, 2010

    The bag and shoes are fantastic


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