When Motee Maids founder Rosanna Garden contacted us to break the news that she was launching a debut bridesmaid collection, we jumped at the chance to see what she’d been up to and check out her hot off the press designs.
Now as you know, here at Whisper and Blush we love to see the dresses in person and not just go with what we’ve seen in a look book, so it was great to have a range of the collection to try on before we let you all know what we thought.
The first thing we noticed was how there was a shape to suit everyone, and we all know how important that is for choosing bridesmaid dresses! You can guarantee that whether you have two bridesmaids or six, they will differ in terms of what suits their figures, so it was refreshing to know you can choose the same colour from the Motee Maids collection but not have to have the same shape. My favourite of all the colours and the one that suited my skin tone the best was the dress pictured above and below, which I would describe as a soft pink. Now although I loved the button detailing at the back of this style, my favourite design was actually the deep scoop back v neck (officially named ‘Lake’).
Another bonus to this collection is, not only can you change the colour and shape, but you can also pick the embellishment! In fact (according to the look book) there are over 308 different options to choose from so you can customise until your heart’s content!
In terms of quality, the dresses felt really nice on and Melissa and I both liked the fact they weren’t too heavy, even though they were beaded, which meant they wouldn’t get uncomfortable towards the end of the big day. I also put them to the dance test and you can easily make decent moves in these dresses (minus the odd looks I got!).
We also tried to see how they could be customised so you could put your own signature look into them (see Melissa mixing it up with a denim jacket below) and because the colours were very versatile they worked well with jackets/jumpers (for those having Autumnal/Winter weddings) as well as heels and flats for those wanting the flexibility on shoes.
Melissa’s favourite was the Rowan design with its elegant elbow length sheer tulle sleeves which would be perfect for a winter wedding. If you take a look at the Motee Maid Lookbook (see here) this also looks fabulous with the all over ‘Encrusted’ embellishment. The Navy colour that she’s pictured in would also make a pick for great autumn/winter.
Now I confess that when the long skirt option arrived I wasn’t too keen, I’m not a long skirt wearer (I always feel they add 20 years to me), however on this occasion I was wrong, because having paired the long deep purple skirt (with the polka embellishment) with a soft cashmere knit I loved it! I appreciate you may want a more sophisticated look for your bridesmaids, so a less baggy option would work, but I loved how the skirt came into its own. It also made me think that you could easily re-wear the skirt for other occasions whereas some bridesmaid dresses look exactly that…too bridesmaidy!
When I spoke to Rosanna she was passionate about how important it was for the bridesmaids to also get a positive, personalised and fun ‘bridal’ experience, which is why the new Motee Maids Collection is only available exclusively through bridal boutiques (in the UK, USA, Germany and Norway).
So if you’re a bride that wants options, has lots of bridesmaids to cater for or just loves the versatility of this collection then Motee Maids is for you. Probably best to check out the website as to where your nearest stockist would be. Dresses retail at £235 per dress.
Kate & Melissa x