An Ann Taylor bridesmaid dress. Did you know that they carry their own line of dresses and in petite sizes too? I had to try them on.
Since the color was going to be a dark gray, I selected the dress styles that ran in that color and in my size (00P), which ended up being the Silk Georgette Flower One Shoulder Dress and the Silk Georgette Pleat Tank Dress in Medium Gray for $265 each. I wish that they had the Silk Georgette Strapless Dress in my size, but it’s a popular style and the sizes ran out quick.
The dresses are very lightweight, thin, and lacks the thick internal structure of the Donna Morgan Blaire dress, which was a bit surprising given the price. But the silk georgette material is gorgeous and it makes the polyester dresses from Donna Morgan look cheap in comparison.
How Do the Ann Taylor Bridesmaid Dresses Fit?
The Silk Georgette Flower One Shoulder dress fits amazingly well.
The bodice, the waist, the length, it’s perfect in size 00P.
But I got a little nit-picky about the details and though not perfect, it was a pretty decent dress.
The flower design near the shoulder was not very flattering for my body, I think it’s a bit too big and with my hair down, it gets lost. The silk georgette material is beautiful but it doesn’t drape as well as the Donna Morgan dress. Then at the waist, it seemed like it was missing something, a belt or some sort of detail.
For most people, I’m sure this dress looks fine since it fits well and it’s quite flattering overall. But for the price, I expected something more from this dress and it didn’t make the cut. So, I sent it back.
The Silk Georgette Tank dress in size 00P is the right size. The waist fit well, the length was ideal, but the bust? Well, I didn’t fill it out properly. It looks pretty strange with all that extra fabric drooping from the sides of the bodice which is quite unflattering for my body shape. However, if you are busty, then I think this dress would be way more flattering.
This conservative style dress would be a great pick if the bust was more fitted to my frame, but since it wasn’t that great, I had to pass on this style.
The Ann Taylor bridesmaid dresses are pretty good picks for petites.
The sizes run a bit smaller than Ann Taylor’s petite department, which is a great thing for me. The quality of the fabric is fantastic and the construction is decent too. I think the fit of the dresses and some of the details left a bit more to be desired. The Pleat Tank dress was unflattering in the bust, but if you have a large bust, I think this dress would look amazing. The Flower One Shoulder dress was pretty darn near perfect as a bridesmaid dress but there is a lack of detail at the waist that distracting and the flower detail wasn’t very flattering.
But if you’re looking for an off the rack petite bridesmaid dress, Ann Taylor is one place to definitely check out.
Have you had luck with Ann Taylor petites? I’d love to know in the comments!