3 Quick Tips When Picking Out Bridesmaid Dresses
Long flowy skirts, figure hugging dresses or a simple knee length frock? There are so many choices when it comes to picking out the perfect Bridesmaid Dress. How do you simplify the process and avoid the most common mistakes? Check out our 3 quick tips below when it comes to picking the perfect Bridesmaid’s Dress:
Ask The Right Questions
More often than not, your group of bridesmaids will come in different shapes and sizes and have different preferences when it comes to dress cuts. Differences in height, skin tone and overall body shapes may make it difficult for you to pick a dress that flatters each individual! Sit down with your bridesmaids and go through the different dress cut options before you actually start the dress hunting process. You can shortlist a few colour options in order to narrow the field, but suggest different dress shapes and cuts for them to choose from – A-line dresses, maxi dresses, wrap dresses etc. Check if they are comfortable in short or long dresses, sleeved or sleeveless options – eliminating cuts that are not suitable can also help you to narrow down some amazing choices in a systematic way!
Check Through Your Wedding Day Itinerary
This is something that most brides neglect when looking for the perfect Bridesmaid’s Dress. They often look at colour and dress style, but forget to check if the outfit is appropriate for the wedding day itinerary. For example, if you are intending to have a rather active gate crash and will need your girls to be all hands on deck, then perhaps a more flowly and less-constricting dress would be much easier for them to move around in as compared to short or tight dresses. You can even consider practical options like flowy jumpsuits with pockets which could look pretty chic! On the other hand if you are intending for your bridesmaids to wear their outfits at the wedding reception, then you could consider more elegant options such as a long sleek dress that is more suited for the venue.
Coordinate the Bridesmaids Dresses with the Groomsmen Outfits
Always have the groomsmen outfits in mind when you plan your bridesmaid outfits. This will make it much easier to coordinate everyone’s outfits later. For example if you have a dominantly mint colour palette, the ladies could be in mint-coloured dresses while the groomsmen have matching coloured pants, or have accents of mint in other accessories such as bow ties, suspenders, or even their boutonnieres!