Your bridesmaids will all have different body types, skin
tones, hair colors, and personal styles. This is a big reason why it’s become
nearly standard for each bridesmaid to have input on their dress. A range of
colors or a variety of silhouettes that works best for them is the new norm.
You can let all your bridesmaids choose a flattering style
for them while still achieving a cohesive look by following some simple
your bridesmaids come in all shapes and sizes, allow them to pick the
silhouette that flatters them best. Pregnant bridesmaids will be able to
have a little more coverage. Young bridesmaids may be happy to sport
spaghetti straps. By selecting a unifying color or fabric, you’ll achieve
a consistent look while letting your bridesmaids feel their best.
allowing bridesmaids to choose their own dress style, be mindful of the
overall look. If only one bridesmaid opts for tea-length and the rest are
long, you’ll lose that seamless look. This is the same if only one has
long sleeves, or another is the only one in ruffles. Let them have input,
but guide the final selections.
prints in bridesmaids dresses are gaining popularity. Romantic floral
motifs or elegant stripes make an impact with bold styling. You can still
allow for a variety of silhouettes with these gowns as well, as the print
will be front and center.
ombre effect in bridesmaids’ dresses is both beautiful and flexible. Using
a range of shades in your wedding color allows bridesmaids to pick a color
that flatters them best.
in terms of your entire wedding party, not just the bridesmaids. If you’re
choosing a color range rather than an exact shade, pick up the effect in
the groomsmen's attire as well. For example, the men can wear the same
color shirt but have a tie that matches the shade of their paired
your bridal party will look too chaotic? Adding coordinating accessories
will help give your bridesmaids a unified look. Little extras can go a
long way. Jewelry, clutches, shoes, and bouquets can all be used to help
bring together your bridal party look.
further achieve a unified look, don’t forget to think through your floral
choices as well. If going with the ombre look, do the same with the
bridesmaids’ bouquets. For bold colors or prints, keep the bouquets
straight forward and undistracting. Boutonniere's follow the same
guidelines, the more elaborate the shirt, tie and pocket square, the
simpler the floral should be.
much as your bridesmaids will appreciate a say in their dress, they’ll
appreciate an upfront conversation regarding costs just as much. Before
you begin shopping, have a candid conversation with your bridesmaids on
the price range they should expect. And don’t forget to factor in
alterations costs as well.
By incorporating these suggestions, your wedding party will
have a modern, yet timeless feel that will look amazing in all the pictures
from your big day. But always remember, this is your wedding so if you want to
keep it classic with all of your bridal party wearing the same dress, you do