OH, HELLO PRETTIEST DRESSES IN THE WORLD… it’s so nice to meet you! | The wedding & bmaid dresses I’m crushing on, HARD-STYLE. + Bam makes friends, OBVS.

Happy Monday afternoon, darlings!  Did you guys enjoy your weekends?  I sure hope so.  For us, this weekend was chock-full of family time, so it was busy busy busy.  My niece and nephew along with their mommy and daddy (my sister/brother-in-law), plus my kick-ass big brother (not to be confused with my beloved even-though-he’s-25-years-old-I-still-wanna-consider-myself-his-other-mother little brother) are all in town on the homestead out in the country, and it’s been too, too long since the last time we’ve all been hunked together in one reuniony situation thingie.  We do it every year or so, sometimes twice if we’re lucky, but still, it feels like too much time passes every time.  Anyway, even MORE exciting, the littles (niece is seven; nephew is four) got to meet THE BAM.  And, naturally, maximum adorableness and good times followed, complete with jumping and happy yelling on both parts (babes and dogs).  I’ll be slapping a wee little taste of the fun at the bottom of today’s post.  But first…


I would like each and every dress below to report to my closet immediately.  Please and thank you.

↑ Styles, clockwise: Hollywood & Sydney

↑ Style: Palm Springs

↑ Styles, clockwise: Adelaide, Mackay, Devenport & Swan

↑ Style: Santa Rosa

Ok, let’s stop here for a moment.  Not because I’m completely blown away by what’s coming up next, but actually because I’m really undecided and want to get your input.

Exhibit A: Style Grafton

Here’s my problem: I cannot figure out if I dig this, or I BEYOND HATE it.  I can’t figure it out.  Seriously.  What think you?  Is it stylish?  Is it almost there, but needs some improvements right around where the good on top meets the far-too-simple of the bottom?  Is a perfect match?  Or is it TERREEBLAY and I just need to accept it.  I dunno.  Something about the back…

Is grabbing my face and won’t let go.  Lemme know what you think, because I actually can’t stand indecision, even though I’m the queen of it.  Go figure.

Ok, moving right along, YOUR SHORT OPTIONS:

Styles, clockwise: Albury, Lithgow and Melbourne

Pretty cute, eh?  I included that long one in there because it’s the long version of ok this is ridiculous you guys are obviously smarter than that.  I’m not going to tell you the obvious.  Show a little respect, Alison. ;)


Those bridesmaids’ dresses above are all style 8154 (well, save for that last one in the lower right corner – 8823 – which I included as evidence of some belt versatility action I’m about to discuss… but anyway).  The dress style is HIGHLY VERSATILE, not to mention, comes in myriad colors, AND can be matched with great accessories such as that lovely embellished floral belt, called “Encore,” which comes in black or candlelight (both shown).  All of this is just more reason to love Watters.  Lovely bridesmaids dresses, great accessories.  WON’T BREAK THE BANK.  So good it hurts.

Ok, here’s my absolute FAVE bridesmaid dress pick at the moment – it’s style 8510, it’s made of imported crinkle chiffon, and here’s the description, for fun…

“Flirty” dress, round neckline and v-neck back, with a ruffled bodice, above the knee skirt and black imported crinkle chiffon.”

Ok now, seriously, behold below, a little black dress your bridesmaids will actually WEAR AGAIN:

P.S. – That’s that the “Encore” embellished flower belt again.  Isn’t it great?  Gotta love accessories.

Ok, anyway, I kinda want that dress on my body right now.  No joke.  I’m begging.

Thank you, Watters for sharing these beauties!  We heart you so. :)

And now, for a brief sojourn into the activities that ensued when my niece and nephew collided with Bambino McPuppyPants, for the first time ever.

The best part of it is what you can’t see or hear here.  All they kept saying, throughout the whole time they were with him, was “He’s soooo cute!” … “Awww, what a cutie!” … “I love him so much!” … “He’s such a cute baby puppy!”

I don’t know if you’ve ever heard little kids talk about littler kids the way that adults talk about them, but it’s THE CUTEST THING IN THE WORLD.

Ok, SO!  Thoughts? Do you dig these frocks?  Are you a fan of the bmaid dress options that I chose?  Do you HATE MY GOSHFORSAKEN STYLE?  Oh golly, I sure hope not.  That sounds terrible.

And for reals, I’d love to know your call on that dress I’m on the fence about.  Love it?  Hate it?  Is it sitting in the purgatory of your mind?  So, a little bit of love, and little bit of hate… but really, completely ambivalent about it?  Lemme know so I can make up my mind, once and for all. :)

xoxo!  – Alison

Dresses: Watters

Label(s): Color, Mr. McPuppyPants, White, {Fashion}

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  1. Kristin on July 11, 2011

    OMG. This post is sooo not what I needed to see on the week of my wedding. I’m having some serious bridesmaids’ dress envy!


  2. Tiffany on July 11, 2011

    I love that photo with the white dress and black ribbon.. but like you say they are all dreamy beautiful!

  3. Nikki {Perpetually Engaged} on July 11, 2011

    Oh Wow! So happy to not be a bride today because I could never choose a dress. All are knockouts!

  4. JenW on July 11, 2011

    Your tweet about actually wearing a bridesmaid dress again sent me rushing over here. (Brides always say that) My friend told us, “oh if you go on a cruise it will be perfect for formal night”… haha…have I worn it again? no. But you were so right! I also love all the other pretty dresses. My favorite is the first short option.

  5. Maja on July 11, 2011

    So glad someone else is uber in love with Sydney! I’m going to check her out next month!

  6. I absolutely LOVE these dresses. Especially the back of the Sydney dress, the entire Palm Springs and your FAV which will will have to fight for because I WANT it too ;-) Not too thrilled about Grafton. It looks nice up close, but with the whole bottom of the dress…eh, not really diggin’ it.

  7. Allie on July 11, 2011

    The Grafton dress on the first image blew me away…. Absolutely stunning! I just really don’t like the bottom! I don’t think the fabrics work together, it looks unfinished!!
    I love love love the Sydney dress! Beautiful

  8. Cocroft & Delbridge on July 11, 2011

    Ok…I mean I always love Watters…they just churn out such wonderful designs. I am in passionate love with the Hollywood style wedding gown. Ugh…so pretty.

    As for Grafton. Honestly, I really like it. I think that it would be perfect for the bride that is looking for something ‘different’ but still wants to maintain a teeny bit of tradition. I think that the bottom of the bodice should be slightly more fitted but hey…a killer seamstress could always fix that.

    I am wildly adoring the black bridesmaid dress that is your favorite…I can absolutely see wearing it to a cocktail or New Years party with the right accessories after worn as a bridesmaid.

    Your niece and nephew are darling and I always love a puppy. :)

  9. Lena on July 11, 2011

    I’m in Watters heaven-is it just me, or do their dresses get better every season? Sydney is actually giving me heart palpitations.

    As for that peplum number, I think the back is magical and the front…well, maybe it’s just extra puffy and fresh? Perhaps with a little wear and tear it would be less disjointed?

    And Bambino making friends?!? You know just what I need on a Monday afternoon.

    Can’t WAIT for tomorrow’s post-I’m practically peeing with excitement, not for tonight’s Bachelorette or Emily’s Big Pretty Cry, but for your thoughts!

    xoxox, Lena

  10. Nicole on July 11, 2011

    hello sydney and adelaide – i adore you! seriously they are gorgeous!

  11. Vanessa at I Love My Planner on July 12, 2011

    There is nothing better than a stunning, chic, beautiful wedding gown. Going wedding dress shopping is probably the most fun part of my job! I’m loving the floral trend for Fall 2011!

  12. Kristin @ Bona Fide Bride on July 12, 2011

    I NEED to be invited to a super formal event slash RE-wedding so I can wear that Palm Springs gown, mkay? And if it’s my re-wedding, I will totally invite you because you showed me the dress. Deal?

  13. Elle on July 12, 2011

    I love the Grafton dress just the way it is! I think it’s stunning and allows for super awesome accessories. Then like all of the other ladies – I love sydney. So dreamy and romantic.

    And little black bridesmaid dress… how I wish you had been chosen. I have been in 24 weddings… yes you read that right.. 24. And I have NOT worn any of the dresses (except at Halloween) ever again. I don’t even want to tell you how much I have spent on the massive collection, not to mention matching shoes, accessories….

    Be nice to your bridesmaids… Buy them that beautiful black dress up there. :)

  14. mae on July 12, 2011

    i love watters! it’s where my wedding dress is from and i just can’t wait to wear it. :)

  15. Marie Summers on July 12, 2011

    amazing dresses!! how could a girl choose??!!

  16. Paper Moss on July 12, 2011

    So many pretty dresses!!! I cant even decide which one I want most. Even the short dresses! So cute :)

  17. The Perfect Palette on July 12, 2011

    I’m loving these high fashion looks. Seriously drooling over here. Okay, not actually drooling, but seriously smitten!!

    xoxo, chrissy from the perfect palette.

  18. Jessica @ Love Wedd on July 12, 2011

    I think I seriously just fell in love with the Sydney dress

  19. Tayler on July 14, 2011

    Absolutely love all of the dresses. Question is, where can I buy one of them?! Seriously. The Sydney dress, and Devenport & Swan are to die for!

  20. Holly on July 14, 2011

    @Tayler Watters has an amazing feature on their site where you can find the exact dress on a map. I know because I fell in love with Sydney, had to have it and had to drive two hours to get it! It was totally worth it. It’s really the prettiest dress I’ve ever seen and the other styles ain’t bad either!

    • Nicole on November 9, 2012

      Can you send me that link please? I would really appreciate it!!

  21. E. Keith Owens on July 15, 2011

    I love the look and texture.

  22. Amy on September 19, 2011

    Does the Sydney dress make have a website???

  23. Claire on October 26, 2011

    this helps me so much. i will definitely have the perfect dress on my wedding day. i love the inspiration!

  24. Natalie on November 7, 2011

    I am wondering where you found all of these amazing! dresses?? I love a couple of them and would love to know where to find them?!

  25. azzam on November 27, 2011

    too preety dresses….

  26. Dena on December 14, 2011

    Hello~ I love the dresses.. do you mind letting me know who the designer is please??

  27. Mademoiselle Adriana on February 5, 2012

    This short dress is beautiful! Who is is the designer?

  28. Nicole on November 9, 2012

    Can anyone send me a link to that Hollywood & Sydney dress please!!!

  29. Marianne Y on February 28, 2013

    Wow! love all of these dresses! Gorgeous blog by the way!

    Marianne Y

  30. I love the designs. Where can I get them?

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