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How to Choose the Perfect Bridesmaid Dresses

Sorella Vita Bridesmaid blog

Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding. Now you’ve said ‘yes’ to your dress, it’s time to find gorgeous gowns for your bridesmaids – your bride tribe, girl gang and the most special women in your life who will be by your side on your big day!

We have a very exciting event to tell you about. We are holding our first ever Bridesmaid Bash Weekend Event on 16th March, where you can kit out all your bridesmaids with ease and grab some amazing bargains, with dresses from just £30!

Traditionally, brides would select one gown for all her maids, in the same style and colour, but one of the most stylish and exciting trends over the past couple of years is for bridesmaids to mix and match their dresses. This is great if you have bridesmaids of all different body shapes, heights and sizes and by letting your girls select their own dress style, you can highlight each individual woman, accentuate her best bits and ensure she’s wearing a dress that makes her feel confident, comfortable and happy on your big day!

4 Tips for Bridesmaid Dress Success

  • Mix and match dresses are so fashionable right now however you want to avoid a disjointed-looking bridal party and instead embrace a cohesive, complementary look. Before you start looking at styles, have a think about whether you want the same dress style in different colours, the same dress style in the same colour or go really go all-out with different dress styles and colours.
  • A good rule of thumb with this trend is to only vary one or two things about each gown and keep the rest the same for continuity. For example, choose different necklines and tones but in the same fabric or choose varying fabrics such as lace, chiffon, cotton, but in the same colour. Many bridesmaids gown include beading, embellishment or lace detail so try to complement these as much as you can through the different gowns.
  • As the star of the show, it’s important your look co-ordinates with your girls so even though you are letting your bridesmaids help choose their dresses, your input is essential. You know your bridesmaids well so have a think about the styles and shapes of dresses that you usually see them wearing or particular designs that really suit them.
  • Consider hemlines when going mismatched. A mix of lengths and silhouettes is absolutely fine for this look but be sure to balance your options as five girls in a floor-length and one in a shorter on-the-knee dress may not work in your wedding photos!

It can feel daunting at first, but when you visit us at The Wedding Shop, there will be a team of specialist consultants on hand to help advise your group on getting the best dresses and with a beautiful range of designers, colours and styles, to suit everyone and all budgets, you can just enjoy the experience and have lots of fun!

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