We all know that your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life. And with this special event comes a lot of stress and organisation. Along with your dress, you need to consider your bridesmaids dresses. This can be a challenge in itself: What style suits who? Which colour matches who’s skin tone? Which style suits your dress? Etc. etc. Your bridesmaids are those that are closest to you, so you want to ensure they feel comfortable in their dresses, but at the time that you meet your own needs.
Here are a few things to consider before making the final choice:
Decide on the style of your dress first
This seems like an obvious one, but it is important. You want your bridesmaids to compliment you, not steal the show. You also need to ensure that their dresses fit within the whole wedding theme. If you choose a classic style for your dress, you should probably stick with something similar for your bridesmaids. Or if you have a boho style wedding dress, it’s better to go with a boho style bridesmaids dress rather than a classic one. Many people also select shorter dresses for their bridesmaids to ensure that they stand out on the day.
Selecting the colour
When it comes to colour, there are some colours that suit most skin tones. Colours like navy, olive, light grey, brick, plum, dusty rose and emerald are versatile and will work with most skin tones. If you are keen on vivid colours or on trend colours, you could go for something like blush.
Once you’ve selected the colour, you could consider having bridesmaids’ dresses in different shades of the same colour, each shade complimenting their individual skin tones. An alternative could be to encourage your bridesmaids to get a spray tan so they have a more similar skin tone, but that may not be your cup of tea.
Select a style that suits their body shape
It’s not only you that wants to look good on your wedding day, your bridesmaids will be the centre of attention and will also want to look their best on the day. When selecting their dresses, consider their body shapes and ask their opinion before deciding on the final design, they’ll know what suits them best. Having individual dresses for each bridesmaid is very common these days, so consider this option too; one may suit a plunged neck line and the other an off the shoulder. To keep an overall theme, you could use the same fabric and colour for the dresses, but make them unique by using different shades of that colour and have different styles for each dress.