Bridesmaids Dresses { Advice }

Posted by The YesBabyDaily Team on 02 September 2013

Bridesmaids Dresses

Bridesmaids Dresses

How do you pick the perfect dresses for your girls? Or do you let them choose their own - and how does a Bride do that while still getting them all to match? We’ve got advice from industry experts!

Choosing Bridesmaids Dresses: The Colour

The first step is to decide what colour palette you’re going for. Below we’ve listed a few popular palettes for Bridesmaids dresses to help you find your perfect palette!

Remember, you can either pick a palette and have each dress a different shade, or you can have all your girls in one colour. A good place to start is by picking a few pictures of bridesmaids dresses in colours you love, then take those with you to a hardware store and use paint sample palettes to inspire you. You can also give those to your Bridesmaids if they are choosing their own dresses, or you can take them with you when you go shopping to help the assistants find you a few bridesmaids dresses in the exact colours you’re going for.

By taking samples with you when you go shopping, it helps speed up the process and prevents you from getting sidetracked by other options.

When picking your colour, remember that these shades will be integrated throughout your day - you’ll want the dresses to suit your style & decor and you might even integrate the colour of the bridesmaids dresses into the groomsmen boutonnieres and your flower arrangements. So pick a colour palette for bridesmaids dresses that compliments the other elements of your day!

Another important note is that you don’t have to pick just one colour! Think peach & mint green, grey & purple or even a rainbow of colours if your wedding is set to be a multi-coloured event! You may also choose to only have your maid of honour in a different colour dress, or go ombre with dark to light hues of your favourite colour!

Choosing Bridesmaids Dresses: The Style

Once you’ve identified your colour palette, and you’ve got some samples of that colour in different shades with complimentary colours, you’ll need to identify the style of bridesmaids dresses you love most.

It’s important that your bridesmaids don’t feel uncomfortable, so maybe discuss what they’d like to wear with them to avoid unhappy bridesmaids on the day. These are your closest friends, so be considerate when choosing their outfits!

Another growing trend is to give your bridesmaids your colour palette, and whether you would like long or short dresses - and to let them choose! While this may be daunting for some brides, it takes some stress off your shoulders and ensures that your best friends will feel beautiful in the dresses they’ve picked for themselves. The maid of honour can be in charge of ensuring that the dresses match, and you can send all your bridesmaids a few pictures of dress styles you love to guide them.

If you would prefer all of your bridesmaids to match in one dress style, start with deciding between long & short bridesmaids dresses and take it from there. Industry experts suggest picking a different neckline to your dress, and avoiding dresses that are too short.

Remember to keep different body shapes in mind. Your friends will undoubtedly have different body types, different bust sizes and prefer wearing varying styles of dresses - so be considerate when selecting your bridesmaids dress style!

Be Bridesmaids Dress Inspired!

Below we’ve got some Bridesmaids Dress inspiration organised by popular colour palettes to inspire you. Pick a dress that your girls will want to wear again and they will undoubtedly be grateful! If your bridesmaids are paying for their own dresses, it’s a thoughtful gesture to offer to contribute to the costs or to select a stye or store that caters for all budgets.

peach and cream bridesmaids dresses

blue bridesmaids dresses

purple bridesmaids dress

navy blue and sliver bridesmaids

green and yellow bridesmaids dresses colours

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