Tips To Choose a Bridesmaid Dress

By on August 5, 2013

Like most women, your wedding is going to be one of the most important events in your life. Therefore, you should select your bridesmaids very carefully after much consideration and time. Once this is done, it can be fun to find beautiful dresses for your bridesmaids to look their best on your wedding day. Some tips are provided below to help choose a bridesmaid dress.

These tips will come handy if you are looking for dresses for more than one bridesmaid. Some dresses will look great on slim figures, while others are ideal for the more voluptuous bodies. Therefore, you need to find a bridesmaid dress that can work for everyone.

Tips To Choose a Bridesmaid Dress

The first tip is to choose a dress with something in common with or one that echoes the theme your wedding gown. If you have a slinky and sleek wedding dress, a bridesmaid dress with lacy frills will not look good beside it.

Next, your bridesmaid dress should be comfortable. Most wedding ceremonies are long and drawn out events, especially when the reception goes on for hours. Your bridesmaids will be grateful if their dress style and fabric is comfortable enough to wear and not just a dress to be modeled.

In addition to that, bridesmaids’ dresses must be well-built for the same reasons why they should be comfortable. It would not look good if the bridesmaid dresses start to break away at the seams even before the ceremony is over. So, the best tip is to choose a bridesmaid dress that can last long.

You should also consider the season and choose the most appropriate dress for your bridesmaid. Taffetas and crepes are great for summer, while velvets will look beautiful for weddings in winter. Some of the bridesmaid dresses have formal and classic elegance that can work for all seasons.

A good suggestion is to look at all the aspects of the bridesmaid dress to ensure that the style can be worn on other occasions. This will make your bridesmaid really happy because the dress can be worn after the wedding.

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Choose outfits with designs that you can alter in case everyone cannot fit into their bridesmaid dresses. Perhaps the most important tip is to choose a dress that is made to fit all the ladies in the bridal party.

The last tip to help you choose a bridesmaid dress is for you to look at ways to shop at sale events and save money. The clearance sales offer great savings for persons on a budget. You can take full advantage of the sale events if you decide on the plans for your wedding before the date or even if you are planning a last minute event. Just be sure to select a dress that can make you and the bridesmaid happy. You can select your bridesmaids here.

About Olga Pomeransky

Olga is manager at Best for Bride since 2005. Currently Best for Bride operates 4 bridal stores in Canada (Toronto, Etobicoke, Hamilton and Barrie). Best for Bride sells wedding, bridemaids, mob dresses and more.




    March 28, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    In fact, we do not think much about our bridesmaids though it is so important to do. You have to be careful choosing the best for your bridesmaids. You have to care abput everything,about their dress, their make up, and their style; just the same you do for yourself. However, you still need to be more sexy and distinguished. Isn’t it an other burden on us 🙁 ?


      Kate Willy

      March 29, 2014 at 9:25 AM

      Well! our wedding ceremony day is our dream day. So why don’t we make it special? Even if it may be an additional burden on us, this won’t be a problem if everything is going to be special and great!



        March 29, 2014 at 9:32 AM

        I totally agree with Kate. This is quite normal to have a lot of things to do. Choosing things for our bridesmaids won’t be an additional work. It will be rather a part of the preparation we make for the ceremony.



    March 30, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Is it possible to have the same dress style for me as a bride and for my bridesmaid? What do you think of that?



      March 30, 2014 at 11:02 AM

      Hi Lily! I don’t think it would be agreat idea to have the same dress. This will be you dream day. So should be more distinguised. You have to be the queen of the day. How would it help you to have the same dress style?



        April 4, 2014 at 6:52 PM

        I think you are right Nadia! I will celebrate my wedding Next Summer. It is getting closer and closer and I am really confused.

        • Nadia

          April 4, 2014 at 6:56 PM

          There is nothing to worry about Lily! There are many posts here in the site that will help you get an idea about what to do and what to wear. My advice to you is to go over some of these posts and choose what you THINK is better for you not what others think is good.


            Charles Russo

            June 21, 2017 at 11:21 AM

            Great tip! thank you for the comment. It is very helpful to the rest of us!


      Virginia Millan

      February 25, 2017 at 10:02 AM

      Good luck and I think there is nothing for you to worry about here.



    April 12, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    I’m gonna keep these in mind in selecting my bridesmaid dresses and make my wedding go smoothly.


    Barbara Maher

    June 21, 2017 at 11:17 AM

    Great tips! This website has been very helpful for me.


    Rosella York

    November 23, 2017 at 10:12 AM

    That video is very helpful, thank you for posting it!


    Jennifer Copley

    January 20, 2018 at 2:41 PM

    Great video! That really opened my eyes for the options that I have for choosing a dress!


    Nicole Sanders

    January 20, 2018 at 2:48 PM

    I am just going to have to rely on my instinctive taste on this one. Pressuring myself to make a choice is not going to work well.


    Miyoko Fulk

    March 29, 2018 at 10:42 AM

    Great tips! The video was very helpful for me!

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