When I got married in January 2010, I desperately wanted to have bridesmaid dresses that were wearable again. I know every bride says that. But I stayed away from David's Bridal and department stores and opted for Ann Taylor.
Here is a picture of the dress as a bridesmaid dress on the left and how I tried to style it on the right. (Just an FYI one of my bridesmaids gave me her dress--I didn't go buy one to match them)
The straps on the dress are a little too long, so I tied them together with a ribbon underneath the sweater. By pulling the straps together it shortens the length of the dress. This dress is a 2 regular and would normally be a tad too long.
I love the pattern of this dress.
Dress: Ann Taylor
So what do you think of the belted sweater over this dress? Does it improve it? Disguise it too much?