Lauren Conrad designed the dresses for her NINE bridesmaids: too much or fine?


I was reading about Lauren Conrad last night (don’t ask) and I made a mental note of the fact that she’s gearing up for her wedding to some guy. As I said during the coverage of her engagement announcement, it’s possible that she’s marrying Some Guy because they’re really and truly in love. It’s also possible that she’s getting married because she wanted to do a line of weddings gowns, bridal jewelry and bridesmaids dresses. With that in mind, LC covers the new issue of Martha Stewart Weddings and they’ve done a big article about LC’s new line of bridesmaid dresses, LC’s plans for her NINE bridesmaids and if you can find a reference to Some Guy in here at all, I’ll pay you ten dollars.

On Asking Her ’Maids: “My jewelry team at Kohl’s made me necklaces. We found this little diamond ring piece that looks just like my ring, so I did rose gold necklaces for everybody and then sent it with a will-you-be-my-bridesmaid’ card.”

On Choosing a Dress Style: “I sent them all the different shapes and let them pick from two colors. I don’t mind if there are a few girls in the same dress, or if people are all in different ones. It’s too difficult to take a group of girls and put them in the same color and silhouette; everyone has their own style.”

On Picking a Palette: “They’re all wearing the same two colors, so it’s all the same color scheme. I don’t think it needs to look too cohesive. They’re all individuals, so it’s nice that it doesn’t look too uniform.”

On Skirt Length: “I’m okay with different lengths—it just depends on the look that you’re going for. In our collection, we’re only doing a few dresses that aren’t long. We’re doing full-length, a couple midi, and then we have a couple to-the-knee. We didn’t really go shorter than that because it doesn’t really feel appropriate, and if that’s what you want, then you can always shorten the dress.”

On Day-Of Hairstyles: “I’m letting the girls do whatever they want. Again, I think that weddings are about celebrating, and you want everyone to feel comfortable, so I think it’s about whatever is going to make them feel pretty. Understated is always best, so I think trying to go more classic is always a nice choice because you don’t want anybody to stand out in a negative way.”

On Bridesmaid Nails: “I was thinking about doing a gift bag and just including a pale pink or a nude in there. We’ll see if I get around to that. I think that’s a nice way to suggest, like, ‘Here’s a pretty color for you.’ Yeah, that might actually be a good call because some of my friends will probably have navy or dark nails!”

[From Martha Stewart Weddings]

To her credit, the bridesmaid dresses are cute and I’m sure they’re pretty affordable. LC shilled her line on her website too – go here to see. Nothing too fancy, nothing too trashy. Perfectly nice. And I like the detail about sending her bridesmaids diamond necklaces too – that’s a really nice touch. So… congrats to LC overall. But I still think it’s sort of funny that she cares more about her girls and her business than her groom. Maybe that makes her sort of awesome.


Photos courtesy of LC’s Instagram, Martha Stewart Weddings.

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34 Responses to “Lauren Conrad designed the dresses for her NINE bridesmaids: too much or fine?”

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  1. blue marie says:

    They forgot a question..
    On who she’s marrying: Some guy in a suit..

    Does this count for $10, I’ll settle for $5 and a bag of Doritos.

  2. jenny12 says:

    The color makes me think of ashes of roses from The Thornbirds.

  3. Loopy says:

    Where is Lo? She really does look like Princess Kate and also Ben Stiller’s wife.

  4. Kristen says:

    But where is Lo?????

  5. Twinkle says:

    Snore! ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz Doesn’t matter if it’s 9 or 90 bridesmaids, LC has the most boring fashion sense.

  6. LAK says:

    Where is Lo?

  7. Size Does Matter says:

    9 bridesmaids because she had 9 dress ideas?

  8. InvaderTak says:

    Allow me to have a moment for my ego by saying i’d rather look like I do than like the boring styles presented here. Yeesh there’s no style or variety here. They even have the same teeth.

    • Happyhat says:

      They’re all very inoffensive aren’t they. They’re the kind of people I might accidentally be trapped talking to at a wedding, and we’ll all end up in awkward silence because we’ve realised we’ve got nothing in common. I’d be surprised if anyone of them watch Game of Thrones, and if they’ve even heard of it it’ll be because their boyfriends/husbands watch it and it’s all too violent for them and fantasy is for guys right?

      • Happyhat says:

        Oh god, how judgy do I sound…

        Damn, I’m going straight to hell.

      • InvaderTak says:

        Lol happyhat. You’re judgy and I’m egotistical. Slide over, I’m riding shot gun lol

      • Happyhat says:

        @InvaderTak yay! *holds hands like in the end of Thelma and Louise*

      • homegrrrl says:

        Can the Wedding Grinch weigh in?…these “bridesmaids” all look so wanna be wifey…like, why doesn’t she just design gigantic white t shirt “dresses” with block lettering that reads, “TAKE ME TO THE SUBURBS FOR THE LOVE OF GOD”.

  9. Happyhat says:

    That was all far too beige for me to actually read. Bless her though, I don’t have any ill-will towards her.

  10. Ashley says:

    So no Lo?

  11. RobN says:

    In her very slight defense, a wedding style issue is going to be devoted to dresses and crap, and not to a discussion of who the groom is or what he’s like. At most you’re going to get a few sentences on who is doing the tuxedos.

  12. HH says:

    I like LC and all of her “blandness” (although I prefer to call it low-key). I didn’t see any questions where mentioning her fiance would be relevant. She seems like the type to keep her relationship private as much as possible. People like to get all up in your business. She does mention him here and there; he’s on her instagram (yes, I follow her). But he did get a law degree and depending on what type of lawyer he wants to be, he may not want a public persona before starting a career. And yes, she does look like a more youthful version of Duchess Kate.

    OT: To liven up this thread, the couple above me are arguing. Loud enough that it sounds bad, but mumbled enough that I can’t make out what they’re saying. UGH! Either keep quiet or allow me to listen clearly. Haha.

    • Happyhat says:

      Damn – I hate it when that happens!! We’ve had a couple, somewhere in our apartment block, arguing at 3am almost every night of the week and I can’t understand a damn thing they’re yelling.

      • HH says:

        @Happyhat – It’s so annoying. Especially because this sounds so juicy. But I also feel bad, because it’s an abusive relationship (at least emotionally). He seems like he has a temper that can be turned on by the flip of a switch. Every time I see her she just seems so unhappy, frazzled, and tired.

  13. Jag says:

    She really doesn’t look happy to be sharing that cover.

  14. Eleonor says:

    She might be boring, but I think she is pretty and inoffensive, so my best wishes to her.

  15. S says:

    Pretty. She already has a line at Kohl’s and then a separate higher end line that’s online which the bridesmaid dresses are part of (I think I read that on another website yesterday). I think if I were engaged and had several fashion lines already, I think it would be a natural progression to add bridesmaid dresses /gifts/accessories to her site. It fits where she is in her life.

    And I don’t really give her grief for not talking about her fiance, because she’s not promoting her engagement, she’s promoting her business. Her website has always been a “lifestyle” website and since the Hills she’s never been super public about her relationships.

    Whoa. I know a lot more about LC’s ventures than I realized I did. Props to her PR team.

  16. Marigold says:

    Bland. And the waistlines are wonky. That is all.

  17. whatevs says:

    He is referenced in the first line! Where’s my $10? 😉

  18. Ag says:

    all of them looks sort of like the same person, with very slight variations.

    • Green Girl says:

      FALSE! Two of them have brown hair!

      OK, I kid. There’s an awful lot of beige and pink in those pictures, and doesn’t one of them kind of look like Connie Britton?

    • emma says:

      hahhahah. She had to clone her one friend! Why not just have five bridesmaids then?

      [the one at the link is the model]

  19. lucy2 says:

    A friend was just in a wedding where all the dresses were different, but in that same soft peach and pink tones. The photos looked pretty, and it was nice that each bridesmaid got to choose a dress she found flattering.

    I never watched her reality show or whatever, but at least she’s gone on to do something productive. And maybe her fiance doesn’t want any parts of the fame stuff?

  20. emma says:

    She really has a lot of energy.
    I do like her designs, nice simple pretty.
    What’s wrong with being basic?!

  21. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Who is she?

  22. Charlotte says:

    I would call her style classical and elegant – I love it! Also they’re bridesmaids dresses, not haute couture! You shouldn’t upstage the bride!