How to choose perfect bridesmaid dresses will take long time. But it will become one of the most exciting and emotional parts of the wedding planning process. Having the special women in your life to be your bridesmaids such as your sisters, your lifelong friends, your cousins and special family friends is a way to fasten important friendships during this very special time in your life; your wedding day. And choosing the bridesmaids dress, whether you do it yourself or together with your bridesmaids, becomes an integral part of the tradition.
In nature, it will be the bride who will become the focus of attention of the guests on her wedding day, but it is also very vital for the bridesmaids to look gorgeous and beautiful. The idea is to choose something simple and not over decorated or detailed, but which will make your bridesmaids look elegant, sophisticated and feminine. It is very essential to remember to choose a dress style which will flatter everyone’s figure. Of course this is never an easy task, but wearing empire waists and A-line or princess skirts will tend to suit most shapes and sizes.
If your bridesmaids come with very different figure types and heights, and you fell that they might feel uncomfortable in matching dresses, choosing the fabrics and colors, and allow each individual bridesmaid to choose her own dress style will be a clever and nice alternative. It is also wise to always keep a budget in mind for your bridesmaids’ gowns. It would be very unfair to look forward to your bridesmaids to buy overly expensive dresses, and it may break your relationship with some of the most important women in your life. Around £25-100 each dress is normally regarded a reasonable cost. If you have your heart set on a more expensive gown, you might consider making up the difference yourself.
Any kind of formal gown, semi-formal or evening dress would also be good to be chosen as a bridesmaid’s gown. So you have literally thousands of options. Satin, organza, chiffon, Georgette, tulle, lace, brocades, and crepe are all classic fabrics that would be very nice for bridesmaid dresses. Whether you select real silks and imported laces, or more economical alternatives, you budget must be the base on. It’s traditional to opt for a one-piece dress or gown, but separates are definitely an option. To mix and match separate blouses and skirts will makes easier to find a style which suits each individual bridesmaid. You should also think about the time of year you plan to hold the wedding, and how this will affect your choices of gown. You can choose lighter fabrics for summer, and a sleeveless or even a strapless dress style. If your wedding is planned for a cooler time in the year, long skirts and sleeves are best, or include a shawl or wrap as part of the outfit for your bridesmaid dresses.
Here we’ve selected a number of stunning bridesmaid dresses for your ideas as well as inspiration. Have a look at the dresses above from left to right. Left is a grey chiffon bridesmaid dress. Middle is a peach long bridesmaid dress. Right is a burgundy long bridesmaid dress.
Above is a pink strapless bridesmaid dress with appliques. It is made of soft chiffon.
Above is a sapphire blue short strapless bridesmaid dress. It is designed with one shoulder.