After the wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses are one of the most important parts of your wedding plans. It can be a tough job, especially if you have a number of bridesmaids, to find dresses that fit everyone’s style and body shape.
Here are some tips for Bridesmaids dresses.
Increasingly the trend is to choose different styles of dress for each bridesmaid. Each bridesmaid selects a dress that suits their individual style. Rather than making them conform to one type. Choosing different styles for each bridesmaid means you need to think carefully about how you will tie the look of your bridal party together.
Here are some ideas that you could try:
- Colour: Even though the styles of your bridesmaid dresses might be different, you can still present a united look by making them all the same colour. Or perhaps use a range of shades of one colour to add interest but keep continuity.
- Accessories: Dress styles may need to differ for different people. Accessories, however, are more likely to fit everyone. You can pick fascinators, hairstyles, jewellery or shoes that all match.
- Use your dress as a base: To create cohesion between your look and your bridesmaids, you could think about incorporating details from your wedding dress into the bridesmaid’s outfits. Perhaps use the same material to tie the bouquets. Or you could create detailing on headpieces for the bridesmaids. Using the same style of detailing on all the dresses is another option.
- Limit choices: You might be happy to give your bridesmaids different styles. But letting everyone choose whatever they like may be a step too far. You could pick two or three styles that suit different tastes and let your girls choose from there.
If you are planning on making your bridesmaids dresses individual, you might want to consider approaching a proper seamstress to either create custom made dresses for you and your bridesmaids. Or having a seamstress make professional alterations to off the rack dresses, so each one fits perfectly. If you are planning to use parts of your wedding dress to create accessories or details for your bridesmaid’s dresses, a dressmaker can also ensure everything matches correctly.