could use your advice!
I have five bridesmaids, all of different shapes and sizes. I'd like them all to choose a dress that flatters to them, so long as its the same colour as the rest-- their choice of length, neckline, even fabric. I thought we'd all order from the same designer, to get the exact right color and the same dye lot.
We've done some shopping online (e.g. Weddington Way, Etsy, etc.) and we've found one Etsy shop whom we feel pretty confident about.
Some of the girls are worried about the risk of ordering online. (The Esty shop has a no refund policy.) I totally sympathize. But the Etsy dresses are a bit more "fashion forward" than the ones we've seen in person (David's Bridal, Afred Angeloetc.) that are within our budget.
I'm trying to make everyone happy: some of the girls really would prefer something more unique (the Etsy). Others would prefer something less risky (in-store). Everyone wants to keep it on-budget. Personally, I like the shade of purple at the Etsy designer better than the purple at the store.
Is it fair to ask women to take the risk of ordering dresses online?