Choosing Bridesmaid Dresses
Phase Eight - Bridesmaid Style Guide
Ensure your bridesmaids look as beautiful as you do on the special day with our new bridesmaid collection. From matching gowns to something a little different, we have a solution for every occasion. Picking the perfect bridesmaid dress (or dresses), can be a challenge so we have shared our top tips to make the wedding planning process even more enjoyable. .
Ask for their suggestions
Let your bridesmaids know what your wedding theme and colour scheme are (if you have one), and ask for their input. Not everyone looks great in a fitted shift dress, or you may have someone who is very self-conscious about their arms. Having these discussions early will help avoid later upset.
Let them help you with your research
Your friends know better than anyone what suits them, and may have some great ideas about suitable bridesmaid dresses. Consider setting up a shared Pinterest board or a closed Facebook group to share ideas.
Keep it simple
A simple, classic style is most likely to suit most body shapes, and your bridesmaids will want to look good in the wedding pictures too. Try to take everyone along together to try on different styles. Alternatively, our ‘click and collect’ service is great for trying on multiple dresses when there is only a limited range in store. For optimum creativity, consider choosing a colour or fabric and letting your bridesmaids choose their own dress (with your input, of course!).
Have the discussion about budgets before you start to look around. Your best friend might love that thousand pound dress she’s spotted, but it may not suit your purse. Similarly, if your friends are buying their own bridesmaid dresses, make sure you know what they can afford to spend - and take shoes and accessories into consideration, too. Consider also styles that can be worn again after the wedding day.
Whatever you choose, check with your bridesmaids that they are happy to buy and wear the appropriate underwear. Strapless dresses aren’t for everyone.
It’s still about the Bride!
Your bridesmaid dresses need to complement your wedding dress - so choose a style that works with your look, and don’t forget to have fun. This is a very special time, so be sure to enjoy every moment.Shop Bridesmaid Dresses