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Have you ever tried shopping for a bridesmaid dress with kids? After spending all day at the mall with my kids I was not able to find a dress that fit me and matched the colors. Discouraged and with a looming deadline, I looked on Pinterest and realized that convertible dresses are very popular as bridesmaid dresses.
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Have you heard of the convertible dresses, or infinity dresses? I fell in love with these dresses when I saw this video:
I have always thought these dresses were pretty cool because you can change the look and wear the dress so many different ways. However, I was nervous about how well the dress would hold up carrying kids around. After searching around online, I found a dress through Ivon L.A., (not an affiliate link) a convertible dress company that I stumbled upon through a Google search. I browsed their clearance dresses and found one in the exact color I needed for $19!!!
I got the convertible maxi in eggplant. My total came to a whopping $24 with shipping and it got to my house 2 days later. I was super impressed! I enjoyed looking at the variety of items that they had available on their website. There were pantsuits, long sleeved dresses, high-low dresses, and patterned dresses. (I thought this one was especially cute.)
There were a couple of things that did surprise me about the dress. I thought that it would have a waistband, which it did not. That would explain why the dress only came in one size. The dress had a seam down the back of it, so I wasn’t able to do any of the styles on the above video where she flips the dress around backward. But the best thing in the whole entire world: The dress was SO LONG! I am 5’8″ and have never had a dress touch the floor in my entire life. I could have worn some pretty amazing heals with this dress and it still would have touched the floor. It was amazing!
UPDATE: I recently checked Ivon L.A.’s website again and the prices have gone up a bit and the selection has gone down. I checked on Amazon though, and they have quite a wide variety now. They even have some in the popular floral print patterns!
If you love these dresses, but are wanting it to cover a little more skin up top, you can easily do what I did and I just sew a shirt to go underneath it! This was super nice to also not have to worry about a wardrobe malfunction while carting around the kiddos.
All in all, I LOVED having a dress that was so long and flowy. I also love that each time I wear this dress it can be a totally different look. In fact, I was so excited that I had found a dress that would work so perfectly that I let the other bridesmaids know. When we showed up to the wedding, not one dress looked exactly the same. The colors matched, but the styles were unique to each person!
Have you tried convertible dresses? What is your favorite way to wear them?