5 Tips for Bridesmaid Dress Shopping

Shopping for your own wedding dress is one thing, but picking out a dress that will suit the individual needs of your entire bridal party is a whole other story. When it comes to picking out your own wedding dress, you take into consideration what styles and designs fit you the best. Your bridesmaids however, don’t have this same luxury. While picking out a dress everyone agrees on sounds like a never ending debate, there are key points to take into consideration that can make for a smoother process.


  1. Ignore the infamous “I can’t wear this again” argument.

A bridesmaid dress that you can wear on multiple occasions would be idealistic, but in reality how often does this actually occur? Truth be told, most maids have no intention of wearing a

bridesmaid dress again. Instead focus your search on affordable dresses that won’t add fuel to the “but I’ll only wear this once” argument.


  1. Fit the wedding style.

    Consider your own wedding dress and overall wedding style. If your style is classic, modern, vintage, or bohemian, make sure the bridesmaids dresses fit into the overall theme. If you are wearing a long flowy bohemian dress, your maids may look a little out of place wearing tight mini dresses.


  1. Finding the right color.

Color should be an important factor since not all colors suit skin tones the same. If you have a range of fair, olive and dark tones, you might consider a two-color palette or different shades of a color for a trendy mismatched looked.


  1. Be willing to compromise (to an extent).

Each maid will have their own opinion on what they’d like to wear, but trying to please everyone will be too overwhelming. Instead you can compromise, for example you chose the color or fabric and then have each girl pick which style or neckline flatters her body types the best.


  1. At the end of the day, it’s your day.

Don’t drive yourself crazy trying to please everyone. It is important to keep an open mind and understand that one specific dress may not suit everyone. However, you must understand that it is impossible to completely satisfy everyone. At the end of the day, it is your special wedding day and your bridesmaids should be there to support you and help you make it as smooth as possible.

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