Most women have come to think that when it comes to choosing dresses for a wedding, the bride always gets the upper-hand in decision making. This decision making does not only cover her own gown but also those of her leading ladies - the bridesmaids. Normally, in weddings, bridesmaid gowns look matchy-matchy in a color that's dictated by the wedding motif however some brides go for mismatched dresses in different colors although still following a general theme. This is something that brides can do too. Choosing a dress that your best girls will be comfortable in and happy wearing all day, while sticking to your own style and vision is still a tough task. So, to help make your decision a whole lot easier, I've searched thru the world wide web to look for some tips when it comes to choosing and shopping for bridesmaid dresses; I also picked out sample bridesmaid dresses from the site PickedDresses to keep your imagination running! Enjoy! :)
DO keep in mind your personal style, especially how the bridesmaid dress will look with your own dress and the overall look of your wedding. Even though you are not wearing it, your bridesmaid dress is still a reflection of your own taste and aesthetic.
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DO pick a color that will be prominent in the color palette for your wedding but DON'T feel limited to just one color. You can do a color combination or multiple shades in the same color family. Popular mixes are nude/pink/blush, green/turquoise/blue, and ombres such as red to pink.
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CONSIDER THE COST
DON'T decide on a dress without checking with your bridesmaids budgets. Be sensitive to everyone's finances. If you absolutely love a dress that some of your girls might have difficulty affording, consider contributing a portion of the cost or find a similar dress at a lower price point.
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CHOOSE A FLATTERING STYLE
DO keep in mind the body types of your bridesmaids. Are they comfortable in certain styles? Feel free to mix different styles, or pick one that is generally flattering for all body types.
DON'T feel glued to what is trending. Stick with classic styles and colors that will stand the test of time.
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REMEMBER, ITS YOUR WEDDING
DON'T pick something just because you think it is re-wearable. A bridesmaid dress is precisely that, a dress for your bridesmaid to wear to your wedding. If it ends up getting re-worn, that is a bonus, but not something that you should stress out about!