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    Violet is an elegant, yet extremely comfortable dress. The higher waist means that Violet is a free flowing and flattering style for all figures. Violet is a beautiful choice for your bridesmaids, and is easy to mix and match with other Kennedy Blue gowns!

    Features of Violet include:

    • Crinkle chiffon fabric
    • Sleeveless
    • 5” strap allows you to wear a halter bra
    • Sweetheart halter neckline
    • Criss-crossed ruched bodice
    • Rouched backing with back zipper closure to hide zipper
    • Fabric loop and hook to hide and secure zipper
    • Fully lined bodice and skirt
    • Slightly gathered floor length A-line skirt
    • From neckline to bottom of skirt is approximately 61” long
    • Dress accommodates for height of up to 5’11”
    • Available in plus sizes
    • Over 20 color options available

    Fit and Sizing

    When taking measurements for this dress, we recommend paying attention to bust and rib cage measurements. Waist and hip measurements are not as important for Violet because of the empire cut. Violet is an excellent dress for all figures because it is loose in the stomach and waist. This makes it comfortable, free flowing, and easy to wear. We recommend Violet for bridesmaids who are expecting because the fullness in the waistline is great for maternity wear.

    We recommend that pregnant women go up two sizes, depending on the stage of pregnancy. Violet can be hemmed to your desired length, and additional fabric is available if needed to add to the waistline and/or sides.

    The model pictured is 5’9” and is wearing a size 4.

      Fabric and Care

      Violet is made from a crinkle chiffon fabric which is comfortable to wear and similar in quality to silk, but much easier to clean and care for. This dress is dry clean optional, but can also be washed regularly at home on a delicate cycle. Best of all, the exceptional quality of the crinkle chiffon means Violet will hold up over multiple washes so you can make the most of your dress.

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      Eden D.
      United States

      Beautiful dress, great quality, and even better customer service

      I bought this dress for one of my bridesmaids and it fits her beautifully. It is great quality for the price. My bridesmaid is a little self conscious about her arms and wondered if there was a way she could wear a shawl or something to cover them. I didn't want only one bridesmaid wearing something different from the rest of the group and I knew there was no way to find an exact color match in a scarf from another retailer, so I called Kennedy Blue to see if there was anyway we could purchase some extra fabric. They were so wonderful and shipped me a few yards of fabric at a very reasonable price. Thanks so much!! I'll definitely recommend this company to my friends as they get married.

      Lisa C.
      United States


      Stunning dress. Fits true to size in the bust. I'm 5'3 so will naturally we'd hemming but that's to be expected. I can't wait to wear this on my friends big day!

      Jessica Bronson

      Color was great

      Overall great dress

      Dean Mercado

      I can eat a lot in it

      It's very beautiful and flattering. You can definitely eat a lot in this dress, and your food baby probably won't be obvious. The dress is incredibly long but I'm sure that's to accommodate all heights. I am only 5'1", so quite a bit will be hemmed away. Overall, it's a beautiful dress and well made.

      Caitlin Brennan

      Fit true to size, well made with quality materials, great customer service!

      Great purchase! Love the dress and great customer service!

      Measurement Guide

      Taking Your Measurements

      For the most accurate measurements, do not measure over your clothing. Your measurements should be taken while wearing undergarments similar to the ones you will wear with your dress. The measuring tape shouldn't be pulled too tight or have too much slack, and should always be parallel with the floor. 

      **Wedding apparel is typically sized differently than retail clothing, so keep in mind that it's not uncommon to find yourself requiring alterations.

      Bust size: Wrap the tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust (not underneath the bust).

      Waist size:  While standing up straight, bend at the waist to one side. Take the measurement where the natural crease happens in your side. This should be a few inches above your belly button.

      Hip size: Standing with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and butt to get this measurement.

      Choosing your correct size

      Compare  these three measurements to the Kennedy Blue size chart above. It is very important that you order the largest size that corresponds to your measurements. For example, if your bust measures 40.5" (size 12), your waist measures 31" (size 10) and your hips measure 41.5" (size 8), we advise that you order a size 12, and get your dress altered down to custom fit your body. Ordering anything smaller than a size 12 would not fit in the bust area. Please note: Our bridal gown size chart is different than the bridesmaids sizing and is listed below.