Planning a wedding with almost a dozen bridesmaids has to be a difficult task.
But when all of those girls are your sisters, you can imagine you are going to have some strong feelings about what they are all wearing amongst a diverse crowd of bodies and personalities. Well, Jessa Duggar, who actually married last fall, is having her wedding dirty laundry just now aired as the family’s hit show, 19 Kids and Counting, is just rolling in its newest season, which will heavily feature her wedding and her sister’s pregnancy.
Now, with so many dresses to buy, she wanted to find something affordable. Any considerate bride should always take into account the amount of money being spent by her maids, even if, as in this case, they are all in the same family. But, did Jessa fall victim to the lures and charms of the internet’s cheap prices and shady products?
We all know those sites that show off photos of beautiful models in lovely, flowing gowns for mere pennies, and we all know we should know better, but that doesn’t stop some from hoping what they get in the mail in six to eight weeks will look good.
Now it doesn’t seem Jessa’s choice is as bad as all that, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t without some minor issues, according to her sisters.
“Jessa found her bridesmaids dresses online and she was looking for something that was inexpensive. Just something that would be nice, but yet we could wear anytime,” said sister Jana. Apparently, Jessa found the dresses for a steal of $49. When the dresses arrived in the mail, the bride-to-be was understandably excited to see her sisters in their wedding day wardrobes. Her sisters, on the other hand, not so much.
“We’re just a little concerned that the dresses aren’t going to work sizewise,” Jinger said. “You can see them online but when they come, it’s a lot different.”
Jessa herself even said, “Even though us sisters are so close and have so many similar likes and dislikes, when it comes to clothing we are pretty diverse.”
After a little back-and-forth prodding from the bride and pushback from the sisters, they reluctantly tried on the dresses. You can hear Jana from inside the bathroom call, “I don’t like them. They’re weird.”
“There’s an awkward length. You don’t want it to hit in the middle of the calf. It’s a challenge to find a dress that will fit 10 different people and look good still,” said Joy Anna. “There were a couple of things that we were like, ‘This isn’t gonna work….'”
The dresses are cute, especially for the wide-ranging crowd, and it seems as if with some simple alterations to fit each of their bodies, a hem here and take a little in there, they should look very nice walking down the aisle.
We will just have to wait and see how they turned out as the rest of the season unfolds, now won’t we, though? And, after all, it’s all about how the bride looks anyway, right?
Watch the exclusive clip over at E! Online.