Author Topic: Choosing the Right Bridesmaid Dresses  (Read 890 times)

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Bridesmaid dresses can become a point of contention for any bride especially when your bridesmaids all want to wear their own style. So how can a bride avoid this often times chaotic situation; the last thing you want is to become a "Bridezilla" over bridesmaid dresses! Here are a few tips on how to allow your bridesmaids some freedom in their dress choice without compromising your wedding ambience.

Firstly, decide on what your wedding setting is going to be; for instance if you are having an elegant evening wedding then your bridesmaids will all have to opt for a more evening gown type of dress, while a beach wedding may be a bit less formal and allow for a more loose fitting style. The best way to allow your bridesmaid some individuality is to ensure that each one chooses a flattering style for their body shape. There is nothing more off putting than a bridesmaid who has been forced to wear a tight fitting dress that has all her lumps and bumps on display!

Secondly, decide on the color and fabric that you would like all the dresses to be made out of. By deciding on one fabric you will avoid having one bridesmaid in a shiny fabric while another may have gone the route of a velvet fabric; this would certainly throw your wedding style off kilt. When it comes to color you can opt for several different shades in your fabric choice to allow your bridesmaids to choose a color that suits their individual complexions.

Thirdly, take a look at which dress length will suit all of your bridesmaids. Having all of your bridesmaids in the same length dress will create a more uniform look even when one may have opted for an A-line dress, while another may have preferred a slimmer cut dress.

Then, last but not least, let your bridesmaids choose a neckline that suits their body shape and style; let then decide on whether they want a sleeveless or sleeved dress. These are all very important aspects and you will have to decide if you are wearing a strapless dress whether or not you want any of your bridesmaids to be wearing strapless bridesmaid dresses.

However, remember that your bridesmaids will have to foot the bill for their dresses and if costing is an issue then you can decide on a uniform readymade option such as a black velvet dress with your wedding colors incorporated in a scarf; sash; belt or accessories. Although black may not be a popular choice for a wedding it will be a dress your bridesmaids will be able to reuse.

Bear in mind that it is your day, but happy bridesmaids will go a long way in ensuring that you are happy on your special day!


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