As the bride, you may only be thinking about the way your bridesmaids will look standing next to you, more focused on the design of their dresses and not having much regard towards the other, finer aspects of their apparel. Follow this advice, and not only will you be happy with the results, but so will your bridesmaids!
And trust me when I say that unhappy bridesmaids are not something you want on your wedding day.
First off, yes, design is important, but don’t be stuck in the ways of having a single style for all of your bridesmaids. Everyone is made differently, every single body has a different shape, and one size does not fit all. Having a uniform look may be important to you, but I can tell you from experience that just because a design looks good on one body type does not mean it will look good on every other body type present, and if your bridesmaids do not feel like they look good, their discomfort will show.
Second, aim to get a dress style/color that your bridesmaids will get to wear more than once. Bridesmaids’ dresses can be pretty pricey, and getting more use out of them is always a plus. Color, too, matters. Your first priority is going to have a color that matches your wedding theme. That should be your priority, but you should also keep in mind the complexion of your Bridesmaids to make sure the color dresses don’t make them look sick, or clash horribly with their hair, etc. They will thank you for it.
This Alfred Angelo, chiffon cocktail dress is perfect for a Bridesmaid dress, but is also perfect for wearing out on the town. Your Bridesmaid will love it.
Third, be mindful of comfort. Your main concern might be to make sure the bridal party looks flawless, or you might see your Bridesmaids as mainly being accessories to you. That is all well and good, because this is your day after all, but remember that your Bridesmaids are going to be wearing their dresses for the entire night, which means they will be dancing in them during your reception. Pick a style and material that is comfortable enough to where they won’t resent you for the rest of their lives for making them wear it for hours on end.
This Jasmine dress is long and flowing. It is not too tight, nor too poufy, so it will be easy to move in and fun to dance in. The straps will keep it secure without needing much, if any, adjustment throughout the night. It’s perfect.
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Your wedding is going to be one of the most important days of your life, and your happiness matters most, but don’t neglect the other members of your wedding party! Remember, your Bridesmaids are your friends and your family, and you want them to be just as happy and smiling just as brightly as you are when you’re standing on that altar. The right dress will make that so much easier!