5 Tips for Choosing the Right Bridesmaid Dress

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Choosing the right bridesmaid dress can be almost as difficult as picking out your own dress, though some would argue that it is a more overwhelming task for brides. The reason is that each of their bridesmaids is their own person with their own body type.

When it comes to picking your bridesmaid dresses, it’s almost impossible to decide on a style when you don’t even know who your bridesmaids are. Make sure you pick your bridal squad first – once you know who your special girls are, it will be much easier to decide on the dresses.

At times, it can be so hard to find something that everyone will be happy with, causing stress for the bride. However, when you successfully find the perfect bridesmaid dress, you can be happy knowing that your wedding party and pictures are going to look fantastic. These tips will help make this task an easier one for you.bridesmaid makeup and hair

  1. Colour

Why is colour so high up on this list? Because you want the perfect colour that matches the theme of the event or even the colours that you have chosen for your wedding. Right now, pastels are a stylish option for your bridesmaid dresses. Light greens and lilacs can be especially gorgeous for their dresses. Knowing the colours of the wedding before shopping can be very helpful to you.

Today I have chosen to style this gorgeous Betty Midi Dress from House of Fraser ‘s bridesmaid dresses collection. I absolutely adore the colour of the dress – mint. It’s very girly, delicate and appropriate for a romantic event such as a wedding. It’s perfect for the bridesmaid because this colour shows you are friendly and approachable, easy to communicate with. It’s also a great choice to show that you are compassionate, empathetic, creative and caring.


5 Tips for Choosing the Right Bridesmaid Dress

  1. Budget

Another very important consideration is the budget. You may find a dress that is gorgeous, but you need to consider the price. Not every bridesmaid can drop £500 for a dress that they will only wear once. You will want to find something that is as affordable as possible to make things easier for your bridesmaids. There are lots of elegant and affordable wedding outfits on the market nowadays. Just make sure you stick with the budget and buy from the reliable retailer.

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  1. Silhouettes

You also really need to think about the silhouette of the dress. Not every dress silhouette was made for every body type. You do have the option of just picking a colour scheme and a few different dress options that match the feel of the wedding while allowing the bridesmaid to choose which one they feel the most comfortable in. You want them to feel amazing on your special day as well.

The dress I am wearing is the perfect mix of soft and structured. It has a Bardot neckline which makes me look very feminine. The high low skirt making it a chic option for city ceremonies and weddings abroad. Finally, the flared sleeves are a very romantic addition to this dress – they not only make me feel elegant but also are trending this spring. The dress is sophisticated, ladylike and I am sure to wear it again.

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  1. What’s the Dress Code?

Some weddings have a fancy dress code and require gowns for their bridesmaids to wear. Some are more casual, allowing for short and flowy dresses. Your bridesmaids should be dressed appropriately for the dress code of the wedding. Therefore, make sure to give them the right guidance and even help them to choose, if needed, to avoid the confusion.

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  1. Weather

What season is your wedding taking place? If you are having a summer wedding, especially an outside wedding, you want a dress that will keep your bridesmaids cool during the event. You also do not want your bridesmaids to freeze when it is cold out. Knowing the season and the weather for your event can help you better pick out the dress style and the fabric used for the dresses.

These are some of the most important considerations when you are choosing the perfect bridesmaid dress. There are a lot of things to consider, but these are some of the best tips that can make the dress shopping process easier for everyone. Try to find a day when everyone can get together to try on different styles so you can get an idea of what will work for your bridesmaids.


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  1. Natalie
    May 15, 2018 / 10:05 pm

    Amazing style!

    • June 7, 2018 / 2:18 pm

      kisses and hugs xxx

  2. Inessa
    May 16, 2018 / 9:06 am

    Great! All your tips are very important and helpful. Your photos are amazing !!!

    • June 7, 2018 / 2:18 pm

      thank you, mama xxx

  3. May 18, 2018 / 7:32 pm

    These are all great tips and that’s such a beautiful dress any bridesmaid would be happy with. Cost is probably the most important with style right after.

    xx Yasmin

    • June 7, 2018 / 2:18 pm

      I know right. Now, i am dreaming to be a bride, haha xx

  4. May 22, 2018 / 5:10 am

    You look stunning dear! That dress looks amazing on you; I love the color, so pristine and elegant. Chic off-shoulder style too!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • June 7, 2018 / 2:17 pm

      I am so glad you love it xxx

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