4 Bridesmaid Dress Shopping Tips

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Last Updated on April 10, 2024 by Shopping Kim

Marriage is all about the bride and groom. Sure they are the center of attraction but without the bridesmaids, a bride is incomplete! They complement the bride. If you want your closest friends to look fabulous and dance comfortably, and feel beautiful, it’s important to pick the right dress for them.

Here’s a comprehensive guide to buying a bridesmaid dress.

1. It Should Complement Your Attire

We have visited many weddings where the brides make the mistake of choosing wrong outfits for the bridesmaids that in turn, ruins her own appearance. Remember, the maids’ dress should complement yours, just as your groom’s. How can you make that? We will explain. As a bride, traditionally, you may choose to wear a white gown. You may select a darker shade for the bridesmaids as that will drive more attention towards your dress. From burgundy bridesmaid dresses to black ones – choices are many.

If you are more of an experimental bride and want to wear a different shade other than white, you may want your bridesmaids to wear the same shade but in a different pattern. For instance, if you wear a long gown, a knee-length dress would be the best pick for your maids. Make sure that they wear a similar type of dress so as not to overshadow your appearance. After all, it’s your wedding.

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2. Customize the Size

Most of the online and offline stores these days, provide you with a customization facility.  Of course, you can customize the embellishments to make it look unique but the most important thing to customize is the dress. Bid goodbye to the one-size-fits-all concept and tailor it as per your friends’ bodies. That will make them dance comfortably and enjoy the party delightfully.

3. Make It Worth Wearing Again

Now, there are two types of bridesmaid dresses. One is the type that you will wear only once in a lifetime – it may sync with the theme of your wedding ceremony or in general. The other is more casual (though glamorous) that you can wear whenever you like. If you ask us (and most of the bridesmaids), we will opt for the second category. We can point out two reasons for it right now. Firstly, these are more comfortable to wear. Secondly, when you are paying bucks (bridesmaid dresses cost you some fortune!), why not invest in the dress for a long time.

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4. Complete the Look

See, a dress is incomplete without makeup and accessories. If you arrange a theme party, you must arrange for relevant accessories and makeup to glam up the entire look. Also, if you are opting for a dark shade of the dress, complete the look with light or nude makeup. On the other hand, heavy makeup would be fine with a lightly shaded outfit. Hair-do can also make or break the look. You may try that complement-me strategy here as well. If you are opting for an open hair look, ask them to tie up their hair and vice versa.

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What are you waiting for! Plan your dream wedding now!

Best wishes.