*This is a paid post from an APW Sponsor*
It’s rare that I use the phrase “knocked it out of the park” in the same sentence with “bridesmaids dress.” I mean, right? But last month when I was a bridesmaid for the second time, my dress knocked it out of the park, and I have APW Sponsor shop Joielle to thank for that. How do I know that dress was a home run? Well. First, I felt super hot in it. Which is always the most important thing. Second, the groom’s stylish-in-her-70s godmother cornered me to tell me just how good looking my dress was, and how she was stunned to see that in a bridesmaids dress. And fourth, a painfully hip early-20s cousin told me, “Hot. Wear it again.” Which I will.
But it wasn’t just that I was super happy with my shop Joielle dress (it’s a Lela Rose dress, and I am desperate for someone to buy it in white for their wedding dress). It was that the experience of shopping for it was excellent. When I brought shop Joielle on as a sponsor, I did it because they were the only collection of all stylish bridesmaid dresses that I’d ever found. (Fact #1: There are a lot of bridesmaid dresses in the world. Fact #2: Most of them are hideous. Fact #3: When shopping for bridesmaid dresses, I don’t want to have to sort through the ugly ones to find the winners.) But now that I’ve bought through the Joielle site, I can tell you what a dream it is to use. First, I just checked off that I wanted a purple dress (you can also sort by style, or designer). Then I scrolled through the dresses offered in purple, and found one I loved. Then I bought it. Done.
Plus, as a lady-run small business, their customer service is impeccable. When I was confused about sizing, they told me to just buy in my normal street size, to avoid the “extra ease room” that shows up in bridesmaid dress sizing. They told me exactly when to expect the dress and reminded me to leave time for alterations (my alterations were super minor, god bless them, nothing more than what I would have gotten done on any cocktail dress). And then I got it right on time, beautifully packaged in purple tissue paper. Hurrah!
In short, you guys, I love this dress. I paid a bit more (though frankly, not much more) then I would have paid for a super ugly dress at a big chain store, but made my money back (and then some) on the quality of the dress (heavy duty fabric! lined! well constructed!) and not having to pay a huge alterations bill on a poorly made dress. And the real winner? I will, for sure, legitimately, actually wear this dress again.
I mean, right? Cute, no?
So ladies, if you’re looking for stylish matching, or non-matching dresses for your bridesmaids and/or bridal brigade, I fully recommend shop Joielle. Stylish dresses, a totally painless shopping experience, killer customer service, and supporting a small business. And all that ends in hot dresses? Yes please.