Finding the perfect dress for your bridesmaids is an exciting way to bond with your tribe and find a style that best suits you and their unique personalities.
Here are some bridesmaid dress ideas and tips that may help you decide on what your bridesmaids should wear on your most special day:
1. Matching or not.
Before going shopping, decide if you want your bridesmaid dresses to match or not. In today’s modern time, it’s become more and more common for bridesmaid outfits not to be matching from head-to-toe. Instead of thinking of all your girls the same, take this opportunity not only to compliment your wedding dress but to embrace each individual bridesmaid’s’ body type and complexion. There are bridesmaid dresses for all body shapes. Experiment with different colors and play with different shades and cuts so that even if you decide on a single color, for example, each bridesmaid can find something fun and flattering for her. Changing up the necklines and hemlines on your bridesmaid dresses not only looks great in photos, but will feel great to each of your individual bridesmaids.
2. Freedom of choice
Take pressure off yourself by selecting a specific color or fabric you would like your bridesmaids to wear and then giving them freedom of choice and expression. With these
parameters, invite them to select their own dresses so that they may choose a style that they know suits their body shape and comfort level.
3. Importance of silhouettes
A silhouette, in fashion, is the overall outline, or shape of a garment. Different silhouettes can be used to emphasize and alter a bridesmaid’s shape to create a flattering illusion. A-line skirts and empire waists typically look great on all body types.
4. Play with shades
Should you decide to have your bridesmaids all wear a certain color, you can spice things up a bit by having each one wear a different hue of that color. This technique will allow you to give a little bit of individuality to each of the girls while staying true to your central color scheme. For example, if you love the color green for your wedding, have your bridesmaids find dresses in sage, lime, olive, emerald and seafoam.
5. Sprinkle color
A fun idea to try is having small pops or sprinkles of color or a little bit of shine added to your bridesmaid’s dresses. If everyone is wearing the same color dress, for example, have them each wear a different colored necklace or maybe a sequined or shinier fabric. You could even coordinate their shoes in a nice contrasting color.
In the end the decision on matching is yours. Regardless if you decide on matching your bridesmaid dresses or not, try to have at least one unifying element so that your bridal party will still remain cohesive with your own wedding dress and each other.
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