A bridesmaid dress should be a perfect complement to the wedding gown of the bride, but it should not be uncomfortable for the girls wearing them. In fact the bridesmaid dresses are the next important thing after the wedding dress that everyone contemplates on.
While selecting bridesmaid dresses, the factors that should be considered are the preferences of the maids who will be wearing them, regarding the:
There are quite a few sites on the internet offering large options for bridesmaid dresses. There are online stores and thousands of blogs and articles providing tips and guides for selecting one. The initial planning step will be to sit with the girls themselves, and make a list of their preferences. There are factors that need unanimous approvals, especially if you want a coordinated look. A color that looks good on them and also goes with the rest of the wedding theme should be decided upon. The next choice should be the style. A comfortable style that goes with all their figures should be a safer option that will make the shopping easier.
This blog discusses some of these factors in small details that will help you to narrow down on your search for bridesmaid dresses and make your marriage a memorable one for you as well as them.
Style- A- line dresses are your safest bet. This style looks good on almost all body types, and thus is the most popular cut for dresses as well as gowns. The latest trends are separates or two piece sets in A-cuts, in one or two tones. The other popular styles for bridesmaid dresses are sleeveless column style, halter neck ones.
Colors- The most popular colors in vogue for bridesmaid dresses are platinum, pale or pastel yellow, sand, rose pink- for summer weddings. The chosen colors for winter and fall weddings are reds, brighter yellows, burgundy, deeper shades of blue and plum. White and black have always been favorites and will remain so. Those who like to be more playful, they should opt for multicolored floral and pinks and greens in varied shades. Choosing the right material to bring out the effect of the color is important here. Chiffon bridesmaid dresses will bring out the sheerness and the fragility of the pale colors, whereas velvets and silks make colors like purple, blues look richer. No matter what material and color you choose, keep in mind the time of the event as well as the season making the look perfect.
Combinations- Select a particular theme to maintain uniformity, like the length of the dress and ask the manufacturer to combine the style in a particular fabric and color, according to the preference of your bridesmaid. The other combination that you can opt for is, having a single style and material in a variety of colors (as per the preference of the girls, and what looks best on them). This will make them comfortable and look more attractive.
Some of the popular choices of materials for bridesmaid dresses are:
Chiffon: Light-weight and sheer, chiffon bridesmaid dresses are easy to carry, easy to wear and looks delightfully feminine. Chiffon in any pastel shade, is easy to style too, and is perfect for any body shape and type.
Organza: Like chiffon, is a light weight material. The extra benefit that this material offers is its ability to hold a particular shape. Like chiffon, organza looks best in soft, feminine colors.
Lace: Traditional and classic, lace whether it is sheer or the bold, the lace is never out of style. Adding drama to the simplest, contemporary, bridesmaid dresses, lace is always the best.
Satin- In bold, passionate colors or soft, feminine ones, satin bridesmaid dresses are best to mould the figure of the person wearing it and make her look glamorous.
Author: Sylvie Peterson, a wedding dress designer shares her knowledge to help the brides in their search for the perfect bridesmaid dresses. Here she has provided the popular choices of materials like chiffon bridesmaid dresses and satin ones and given reasons for choosing them.