It’s that time of the year again. Love is in the air and happy couples up and down the UK are getting hooked. Finding the perfect dress for your bridesmaids is a tricky business, there are so many aspects to think of. Here at MyDress we have tried to simplify that process (just a little!) and make it a much, much, much more relaxing and hopefully enjoyable experience. So that everyone walking down the aisle (including the bridesmaids) will have a smile on their faces.
Nowadays there are far more options out there and that is a good thing (we promise!). We are going to show you how to choose the perfect bridesmaid dresses AND only in 5 easy steps. All in the hope that we can take just a pinch of stress out of the whole wedding planning process. Our aim is to give you peace of mind, keep your bridesmaids happy and of course YOU.
1. The style
First think about your personal style, the theme of the day, what “look” do you want to create. The day should represent you and your future husband. Think about your personal style. Do you both dream of a traditional affair, are you dreaming of a fairytale wedding, a hippie boho wedding in the countryside, a beach wedding with your hair blowing in the wind as you stand on some beautiful isolated beach (somewhere hot…or not) or is your style a little quirky?
2. The location
Where will you host the wedding itself? (and the reception?) Assuming your personal style will be reflected somewhat in your choice of location. Think about what will work in the photos as well. Perhaps the wedding is outside or in a barn and your surroundings are bursting with wild flowers… your bridesmaid dresses need to compliment the surroundings.
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3. The fit
Wow, this is essential! Your bridesmaids need to be happy and feel comfortable. Remember that they may not have the exact same taste as you, so try and find a good balance. Of course, you chose them to be your bridesmaids, so we would imagine that they are close to you and know you and love you. But DO bare in mind that us women can be a complicated bunch and there is nothing worse then being squeezed into a dress that looks terrible! Also, it wouldn’t be a great thing for the photos, now would it? (from a purely selfish point of view). But think about it, an unhappy bridesmaid in a badly fitting dress, now, it doesn’t take a genius to realise that that won’t make for the best photos.
4. The colour
OK, let’s not get too stresed on this one. Yes, yes, we realise this can get us ladies into quite a pickle…but don’t tie yourself up in knots.
Something to think about, while we are on this topic, is that neutral tones are more likely to flatter ALL your ladies (especially if amongst your maids there is a wide range of skin tones and hair colours) so choose a colour that isn’t just in trend now, a one hit wonder… in years to come when you flick through the picks and have to explain to your grandkids, that yep, that colour is indeed “masala”…and you find yourself saying “yep, exactly, like chicken tikka masala”.
What does your choice of Bridesmaid dresses say about you?
Blue – Tranquility, Wisdom, Truth
Tiffany Cocktail dress, Was £ 95.00 Now £ 66.50 Little Mistress Occasion Wear, £ 70.00 Closet Bird Dress, £ 52.00
Yellow – Youthfulness, Happiness, Energy
Asos Ruched Bodice Bandeau, £ 75.00 Needle & Thread Tiered Dress, £ 175.00 TFNC Wrap Plunge Dress, £ 55.00
Red – Joy, Love, Passion
Ariella Bow Cami Dress, Was £ 149.00 Now £ 112.00 French Connection Grace Dress, Was £ 120.00 Now £ 42.00 Lipsy Maxi Dress, Was £ 75.00 Now £ 45.00
Purple – Creativity, Mystery, Magic
Love Kimono Maxi Dress, £ 32.00 Jarlo Florance Maxi Dress, £ 90.00, TFNC Pencil Dress, £ 48.00
Green – Harmony, Fertility, Growth
TFNC Chiffon Maxi Dress, Was £ 42.00 Now £ 16.00 Emerald Skater Dress, Was £ 169.00 Now £ 87.50 Jovanna Maxi Dress, Was £ 55.00 Now £ 24.50
5. Create a mood board
Now it’s time to get those creative ideas flowing, finally the time has come to take those dreams and make them a reality. But where on earth to begin? Well, nowadays we are spoilt with recources. Use instagram, pinterest, old photos, vintage shops and of course the internet to help you to create a mood board. This “mood board” can be on the computer, scraps from magazines, get creative (there are tons of options!) Once you begin this will give you a clearer idea of the overall look you want to create, making it easier to see what still needs to be thought through and organised.