I thought it was a cute dress that will flatter everyone's figure. It was hard finding a dress because actually all my bridesmaids (I'm having 3, plus my MAN of honor!) live in different cities. Only one in LA, the other two are in San Diego and San Francisco. With the rather tight time constraint, it was just much easier to order online than to coordinate and go into stores in different cities to find the same products.
I liked the pale pink color of this dress, though I wanted something super pale like almost white. I was willing to settle for this color, but in person, it is much more pink!!! I really did not expect it to be so bright. But I really don't want to go through the hassle of returning them and then trying to find another dress so I decided to just stick with it. It's not an ugly color or anything, just brighter than I thought. I actually tried it on myself, and here's what it looks like on me. Actually in person, I think it's even brighter than this photo:
So yeah, in person it's more of a brighter pink with some coral in it. It's pretty, I guess that's why the color is called "candy pink". So it's not that big of a sacrifice to make. I think the more important thing is that it is a good fit on everyone, as A line dresses usually are. Also I did not want strapless dresses because they are uncomfortable to wear as my girls would have to keep pulling them up all night. At least that's always been my experience with strapless things. Either that or it gives you armpit fat when it's too tight. It was surprisingly kind of hard to find a bridesmaids dress that is not strapless. I also did not want a satiny material, as I wanted the dresses to look light and flowy by the lake side. Not satiny and uptight. That just eliminated a bunch of bridesmaid dresses too.
Anyway, so I am happy with this dress at the end. If the color was a pale, powder pink, I would be 100% happy with it. But now I'm like 85%ish happy with it so it definitely could be worse. For a last minute find that's a pretty good deal (on sale from like $135 to $79), I thought it would be safer to keep these than to attempt to find a new one.