Wedding Wednesday: Choosing Bridesmaid Dresses



So we’ve all been there. Paying hundreds of dollars for a bridesmaid dress that is not flattering and we won’t ever wear again. Honestly, most of the time this is just the price you pay to be a part of your friend’s big day. But if you’re a bride who is concerned about choosing a dress that will make your friends jump for joy instead of roll their eyes, here are a few tips on how to choose the right bridesmaid dress:

1. Keep it under $300 (including all accessories) or if you can, pay for the dresses yourself. Also, jewelry or shoes are a great bridesmaid gift!


2. Pick a dress line that has multi
ple styles in the same color and let the bridesmaids choose which style flatters their body best. I am an A cup, my sister is a D, we do not belong in the same dress. If this isn’t possible for you, choose a dress that is easily alterable so everyone can tailor the dress to their body type. OR check out Dessy's Twist Wrap Dress. Its one dress you can wear many different ways. The bridesmaids in the photo above are all rocking it.


3. Try to choose a color that is flattering on a variety of skin tones. This is not yellow, or chartruse, or olive. Check out these four universally flattering color tones: Eggplant, True Red, Indian Teal and Mellow Rose.



4. If you know your bridesmaids won't ever wear the dresses again, consider renting designer dresses from a site like renttherunway.com, "it's like netflix, but for designer clothing." That's where the great dresses in the photo above came from!


5. Invite the bridesmaids to wear a pair of shoes they already own in a neutral color like black, tan or gold.


6. If you’re really relaxed, let your bridesmaids choose a little black dress that they already own to wear to the wedding.




Here are some ideas of great dresses we found available now:








PS. The dresses from last week's destination wedding post were super cute and from Banana Republic!

(Top three images via JKoe Photography)




32 comments

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    Great advice! Always love reading your wedding posts :)

    xoxo,
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