Gone are the days where brides chooses a dress for her bridesmaids that make them look silly..I mean they are apart of your wedding and a reflection of you on that big day right? Today, we have Kristine Stone, editor with SimplyBridal.com, an online resource for wedding dresses and many other bridal accessories and fashion. She dishes on how to pick great dresses for your bridesmaids and that also make them feel and look good. Take it away Kristen!
You found the man. He gave you a ring. And suddenly, you’re in a planning whirlwind. Not only do you get to plan a wedding that perfectly represents you and your future husband, but you also get to do this with the help of some of your best girlfriends. You’ve chosen them for a variety of reasons; some you’ve loved for a long time, and some have only been in your life for a little bit, but you love them all, and can’t picture having your big day without having them by your side.
Just as you chose each of these women for different reasons, these women are all built differently. So, how do you find a bridesmaid dress that makes them all look and feel beautiful? Well, there are a few things that you can do.
Talk It Out
One of the most important details when looking for bridesmaid dresses is to get feedback from your bridesmaids. Usually, it’s your job to pick the bridesmaid dresses, but before doing that, take them out for lunch and talk about what kinds of styles and patterns they like. These women know better than anyone else what looks good on them, and will at least give you a good starting point.
Think about the best styles that might compliment the varying figures of your bridesmaids. They’re all different shapes, sizes and heights, and that is important to consider when looking at styles of dresses. Keep A-line dresses in mind, as they flatter most figures.
Picking a fantastic color for your bridesmaids’ dresses is very important and you should put some serious thought into this before making a decision. By choosing a color that flatters them while also complimenting your wedding colors, your bridesmaids will all look amazing.
There could be times when all of the elements of the dress are great, but there’s just something not right. This could be because of the material; some fabrics just cling to the wrong places. To make sure that your girls all look good and feel comfortable, choose a great fabric that compliments all body shapes, such as chiffon, georgette or organza.
Consider the Individuals
Your bridesmaids are gorgeous women and they are all unique, so it’s difficult to find that one perfect dress which looks great on all of them. If you want to maintain a uniform look while still letting your girls flaunt their individuality, consider letting each of them get a different style dress while keeping the color and length of the dress uniform. That way, they all get to wear what looks best on them.
Even though you’ll be the star of the show on your wedding day you still want your girls to look their best as they’re standing next to you. Your day will be that much more special if your bridesmaids are feeling confident while supporting you on one of the most important days of your life.
SimplyBridal.com in an online retailer of quality wedding dresses, bridesmaid gowns, and wedding accessories. SimplyBridal now delivers to North America, much of Europe, and parts of Asia. There are over 400 wedding dress styles and bridesmaid dresses come in 28 colors.
Thank you so much to Kristine and the team at SimplyBridal for sharing these tips with us today! Please visit their website for more information!
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