Bridesmaids are unique complementation of the bride. She makes the bride sparkle. Therefore, she needs to look as good as the bride does, without overshadowing the bride, of course. The experts at JJ’s House know this too well and offer the following guidelines to follow when choosing a bridesmaid dress, to make a statement on the big day.
- Wedding Dress Style
Strive to find a look for your girls that strikes a balance with your dress. For example, if your dress is one with so much detail, keep the bridesmaids dress chic yet straightforward. That way, the dresses balance each other out, and the result will be a sight to behold.
- Body Type
Sweetheart necklines are undoubtedly the most preferred choice for bridesmaid dresses,as well as the most popular style at JJ’s House. They are flattering of all body types, while fabulously making the body of the wearer look amazing at all times. Smaller-busted bridesmaids are better suited to halter necks and dress with spaghetti-like straps. They gracefully add a sophisticated, feminine touch. The more generously-busted bridesmaids will look breathtaking with scoop neckline dresses.
Here, the goal is to look good effortlessly without overheating, or freezing. If you choose short dresses for a wedding in the cold winter, throw in a covering for your bridesmaids that complements the dress to keep them warm, say a shawl for example. Long, flowing dresses are doable in the summer, provided that the fabric in use is light and flattering of the dress style.
An excellent choice of fabric equates to comfort. If the bridesmaids are uncomfortable, it will show, and it won’t create a great impression. You wouldn’t want that, would you? Take time to research on the different fabric types, as their flow, breathe and fit will contribute significantly to the dress style. Choose one that the girls will be free to move around in, no matter the time of day, while still looking good.
- Colors of the Wedding
Wedding colors have a significant influence on your choice of a bridesmaid’s dress; therefore it is essential that you get it right. A helpful guideline would be the season that your wedding takes place in. For example, a wedding that takes place in the cold winter or fall seasons is better suited to navy blue, purple and dark red, while softer colors such as exotic shades of pink or yellow for warmer, brighter seasons. Another tip could be your personal preference and choice of colors to give you a few pointers. There is no way you can go wrong with that!
If the task of choosing the bridesmaids’ dress feels overwhelming to you, ask the girls for some help. After all, that’s what they are there for! They will be wearing the dresses, and it is natural they will pick styles that are comfortable for them. No two girls are alike as each of their tastes is uniquely different. You’re the one with the final say, but they will be happy that you cared enough to ask for their opinion!