Determine What You Like
Skip The Entourage
Make An Appointment
Keep An Open Mind
Narrow your inspiration down to a few favorites, and let your consultant take care of the rest. From there, they can make suggestions based on your favorite styles and what works for your body type. You’d be surprised at how many brides have fallen in love with a gown they never expected!
How to Pick the Perfect Bridesmaid Dress
Another important factor you’ll want to consider is the fabric your friends are going to wear. Fabric can really dictate not only the silhouette but also the style you want to represent, whether that is boho, casual, formal, or black tie. Considering a traditional or formal wedding? Look at fabrics like satin or silk. Having a casual or boho ceremony? Flowy chiffon fabric is always a beautiful and versatile choice.
Keep the season and venue in mind when deciding on the length of the dresses. Short bridesmaid dresses usually pair best with a more casual wedding like an outdoor ceremony. Longer bridesmaid dresses have a more formal feel and may be more suited for a traditional ceremony at a church, museum, or country club.
Dress shopping is not a one-size-fits-all and certain dress styles won’t work with certain body types. Will everyone be comfortable wearing strapless? How about a slim body hugging dress? When picking out a silhouette, think about how your friends will feel wearing the dress. In the end, you want to make sure both the neckline and skirt reflect not only your personal aesthetic but will flatter your friends’ body types. They will love you even more for it.