Probably somewhat predictably, we have decided to go with new Bridesmaid dress.
BM2 tried it on with a wide belt and liked it much better that way.
We also took the bodice in so it fitted more snugly around her bust.
She still really loves the first dress so I have given her that one to keep.
To be realistic she is unlikely to wear the new one after the wedding, but we are the same size so she will give that back to me and I will wear it, because I really love it.
The first dress cost $139, the second $129 which means that it has effectively cost $268 to clothe each bridesmaid. I had $300/dress in my original budget so am not going to dwell on this too much.
Here is the gorgous little tulle pouf that I have also bought for the girls to wear if they wish. Probably in their hair.
It was also from Portmans (Is it just me or has Portmans gotten heaps better lately?)
I'm feeling at peace with the bridesmaid situation now. My Girls have just made it so easy for me.
As far as shoes I think that it will be best to let them each chose their own, especially as they live in different states and BM1 has particularly generous feet.