Vintage Glam Bridesmaid Dresses For Less {More Forever 21 Finds}

by jacin on September 14, 2011

{personal pic via iPhone}

Ahhh…blush pinks and golds, and mismatched matchy bridesmaid dresses. Are you all loving this trend as much as I am?

Well, I came across these lovelies during a recent trip to Forever 21 where, for the record, I made out like a bandit. Seriously. Red skinny corduroys for $20 {identical to a pair I found at j.crew for $150}, linen blazer with nautical blue striped cuffs for $12, jewelry galore, adorable coral textured tights, and the perfect pair of skinny dark denim jeans for $12 {rivaling a pair of Joe jeans that went for $196}… I was in heaven.

But back to the dresses.

I’m pretty sure the staff at F21 thought I was insane as I started rummaging through the dresses in order to pull just the perfect shades of pink, dusty rose and creamy white. At less than $30 each, these would be perfect for your fall maids, or to wear as a guest to a friend’s wedding! Soft, flowy, and romantic, it was love at first sight for me! Here are a few finds, along with links if you wanted to check them out online :)

{1, 2, 3}

Oh, and as I made my way to the register, past all the jewelry, I couldn’t resist this little gem {they had it in the perfect shade of pink, too!}

Never underestimate Forever 21, my friends. You never know what you’ll find in there {and your bridesmaids will be eternally thankful if they only have to spend $30 on their dresses!}

P.S. There’s a pretty good chance that this is not my last post about Forever 21 finds. Please don’t judge me. :) Oh, and Forever 21 should totally be sponsoring these posts, but for the record, they’re not.

(c) lovely little details

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Therese September 14, 2011 at 12:18 AM

I find lots of crazy deals there that look great and people always think cost so much more! It’s really all about how you put things together (that lineup of dresses you pulled is PERFECTION). LOVE love love.

Random, but what font did you use for “Forever 21 finds..”?


jillian September 14, 2011 at 5:04 AM

wow! i am impressed with forever21. there are some really cute dresses in that shot. xoxo jillian:: enter to win a knit cowl!


Brooke Milne September 14, 2011 at 6:08 AM

Love the Forever 21 bridesmaids dresses… Great find!!!


Laura *You Stir Me* September 14, 2011 at 6:58 AM

I kid you not, I was on J Crew last night looking for some outfit ideas and then I went to Forever 21 to find similar items for a realistic budget. So glad you did the same! Oh, and give me dress # 1 and #2 - those are too darling!


Keisha (with a K) September 14, 2011 at 7:45 AM

Those are super cute! I might rock something like that for the rehearsal dinner.


Brenda's Wedding Blog September 14, 2011 at 8:11 AM

Love this and I love that they are budget friendly too. You don’t need to spend a fortune to look fashionable. I’m loving the trend of mismatched bridesmaids dresses - but like you show above, it looks best when they are in the same color family.


Allison September 14, 2011 at 8:14 AM

Those are awesome finds, and seriously… with a smallish bridal party… at less that $30 a pop you could easily BUY your bridesmaid’s their dresses and be forever known as the best bride ever.


postcards and pretties September 14, 2011 at 9:18 AM

I agree bridesmaids all around will be grateful for not spending a ton of money on a dress.


RogueBride September 14, 2011 at 9:19 AM

I love these! And I love the idea of shopping at unconventional (at least in Wedding World) places for Bridesmaid dresses. Please, keep the Forever 21 ideas coming. I just bought the book “Bridesmaid on a Budget” by Sharon Naylor just to see if I can save my ladies some serious dough. And I’m already paying for their accommodations. Wish I could pay for their dresses, hair, and accessories too.


Kai Mercado September 14, 2011 at 9:35 AM

seriously though….F21 and I have a really strong relationship..we have been in love for about 5 years. lol but those dresses are gorgeous finds!!!

p.s. check out my giveaway!


Lena September 14, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Hello, heaven! I do love fashionable little pieces from F21-seriously, how do you turn down a $30 dress that adorable?!


Stephanie Elizabeth {Fab You Bliss} September 14, 2011 at 11:24 AM

I LOVE F21! Deals are great and I don’t feel guilty about coming home with a gazillion items :-)


Little Red Purse September 14, 2011 at 11:26 AM

I’m doing the mismatched bridesmaids dresses and can’t wait to see what everyone chooses.
Greats finds.

xo L.


Alicia @CharityWedding September 14, 2011 at 11:35 AM

That necklace was MADE for you! Fab find! I actually avoid F21 because I can get in major trouble in there. I can’t resist great deals on super cute finds!


Sarah {A Paper Proposal} September 14, 2011 at 11:50 AM

SUPER cute dresses!!! Love them all in that pretty pink!


Steph September 14, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Super cute dresses!! I definitely need to hit up F21 soon - they really do have the cutest clothes!


Erin * Sparkle + Hay September 14, 2011 at 1:33 PM

loooooooooooooove it! & YES they should be sponsoring you!!! (hint, hint @Forever21)


erin September 14, 2011 at 1:45 PM

great post. i agree, i’m loving the mismatchy blush and gold bmaids dresses


Brancoprata September 14, 2011 at 3:48 PM

oh that number 3 has my name all over it!!!!!


Elizabeth {Bridal Musings} September 14, 2011 at 3:54 PM

I’m with Brancoprata, no. 3 is so me ~ I love it! Big fan of blush pink bridesmaids dresses {or any day dresses} over here :)


Diana September 14, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Pretty dresses for great prices…LOVE THE NECKLACE!! <3


Amanda Young September 14, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Brilliant! Actually, as I read this post…. it just occurred to me that must have been what my recent bride and her bridesmaids did - several of those dresses looked way familiar! And, I must say, they do indeed look awesome together. Check out the girls together like five rows down in this post:



Sandra Downie @ Sandra Downie Event Designs September 14, 2011 at 7:17 PM

What great finds Jacin, Forever 21 never ceases to amaze me with their selection of lovelies for less!


Erika September 14, 2011 at 9:06 PM

Love, love, love and YES - they should be sponsoring these posts :) How perfect is that cute necklace?! xx


Jenny ~ SOSN September 15, 2011 at 6:07 AM

I just love these dresses - it’s amazing the deals you can find at Forever 21! I love it. I think I’ll have to do some shopping this weekend :)


dancy September 15, 2011 at 10:02 AM

I’m with you - I can’t say enought about F21 jewelry either. Although, I went to get that necklace you last posted? Sold out. Boo. I like dress #3 a lot. I could even see it with tights & a cardi for more of a fall look. ;)


Petal Floral Design September 15, 2011 at 11:16 AM

Um, I’m in love with Forever 21 and think that this post is perfect!!! Keep them coming {please}! Such fun!!!


Amanda Smith September 15, 2011 at 2:23 PM

I am a forever 21 freak, I find so many great pieces there and I don’t care that I am too old to be shopping there, you hear me - I DON’T CARE! haha. This post is great for the budget bride!



Faith September 16, 2011 at 4:24 AM

there is absolutely nothing wrong with loving F21, I surely do, hehe

i am loving all the dresses … i will have to go their for a wedding i have to attend soon! :) thanks for all the awesome finds!

p.s. that necklace is perfect … i hope you snatched it up!


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