How many weddings have you gone to where the bridesmaids dresses are well, interesting? From the flashy colors to the extremely unflattering designs, most women dread the task of being a bridesmaid. There is a way to pick something that goes with your wedding without making everyone embarrassed to walk down the aisle. So before you finalize the decision on what your maids will wear, use these tips to ensure you pick the right look.
Don’t Make Friends Fashion Victims
Be a good friend. After all, your bridesmaids are being good friends and taking up an important role. Do not dress them in something that turns them into fashion victims – and something that is so hideous they are not willing to wear the dress ever again. While you want to stand out, there is no reason to make your bridesmaids look heavy or unflattering.
Complement Your Own Gown
Your maids dresses should compliment your wedding gown. Look for a style of bridesmaids dresses that are similar to your wedding dress, but not too similar. If you are wearing a contemporary gown, have your bridesmaids wear contemporary-styled dresses.
Remember One Size Does Not Fit All
You don’t have to have your dresses identical. Remember that your bridesmaids do not all have the same body type, so one style of dress may be flattering on one and absolutely hideous on another. If you want something cohesive, stick with a-line skirts and empire waists – which flatter just about every body type.
Pick Color and Fabric, Maids Pick Style
You can pick out the fabric and color, then let your bridesmaids choose the style that works for their body. As long as they are all wearing similar colors, it will not matter too much how their style is.
Remember that not everyone can afford to purchase their dress. Consider splitting the cost or buying at least their accessories, shoes and beauty kits. Because bridesmaids dresses are purchased, pick a style they can use again and are proud to keep in their closet.
Respect Everyone’s Comfort Level
Not all bridesmaids can wear a strapless gown or want their legs exposed. You must respect everyone’s comfort level when selecting the dress – and ask them ahead of time what they are comfortable wearing.
Picking the right bridesmaids dresses doesn’t have to be a chore. Just talk with your friends, go shopping together and see if you can come to an agreement – that way everyone walks down the aisle happy.
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