I’ve seen wrap dresses and convertible dresses that purported to be for the bridesmaid, but they were always made out of t-shirt material and not at all formal looking. I’ve also seen many a dress that was described as “something you could wear again” when the fact is that if it’s floor length and made out of Duchess satin, it’s probably not going to get a lot of future play.
All four of the models in this unpleasantly dark pic are wearing the same dress from Twobirds Bridesmaid. Designer Ariane Goldman (Finkel) created this multi-purpose frock because she was sick of paying too much for bridesmaid garb she would never, ever, ever wear again.
The straps can apparently be manipulated into more than ten different configurations, though the how-to on the web site only features eight different tutorials. I’d wager that ten is a lowball assessment, however. If you’re crafty and clever, and you spend some time playing with this dress, you’ll probably figure out entirely new ways to use it.
I like the color — it’s rosewater — though I wouldn’t recommend that particular strapless wrap style to you if you’re not built like a ten-year-old boy. That models breasts look tremendously unhappy, all squished up like that. There are ten standard colors to choose from, but custom colors are available at an additional $40 per dress. Brides can also choose from calf length and floor length styles.
You can even finagle the straps into something very like sleeves, though you’ll sacrifice back modesty in doing so. I suppose it’s the convertible dress rule…the more fabric you use in the front, the less there is to cover skin up in the back!
My take: I like the idea and the Twobirds look, and I think that, as a bridesmaid dress, it’s entirely re-wearable. I have to hand it to Goldman that it’s quite the racket. Design one dress and sell it on its own merits more than ten different ways. When am I going to come up with an idea that clever?