How to Choose Your Bridesmaid Dresses and Still Make Your Girls Happy
If you have been a bridesmaid before, it is likely you have heard the phrase “You can just shorten it and wear it again!” It is also likely that your dress was donated, sold, or shoved into the back of your closet, never to be “shortened” or “worn again”. Today’s brides want their bridesmaids to look great, and for good reason – you love them, and they are a reflection of you on your perfect day! You want your friends, sisters, and relatives to feel happy and confident in their dresses. Here are some of the latest trends from bridal magazines, fashion websites, wedding fashion blogs and more – to keep you in the know on what is HOT! J
You choose the color, let them choose their style! This is a great way to keep everyone looking their best. Not everyone can pull off a strapless dress or fill out a halter top, so let them decide! This way, everyone wins – you get to choose the color you like, your girls look great, and they have a dress that they may ACTUALLY want to wear again!!
Letting them choose their jewelry saves money and can look great! If, for instance, you choose pearls, one bridesmaid may have a short string of antique pearls from her grandmother and another may have a funky pearl bracelet she bought recently. This saves you and your bridesmaids money and gives the girls an organized, but not too uniform, look.
Short dresses are all the rage! Want to find a way to be sure your bridesmaids will be able to wear their dresses again? Skip the post-wedding dress cutting and get short dresses! Now, we aren’t talking thigh-length – tea & cocktail lengths are both classy and fun! J
Feminine touches make a splash! In magazines, on the runways, and everywhere you look are girly-chic items . Bring the hot trend to your wedding party by choosing frocks with flirty sashes, pretty lace, and dazzling beading. Try it on their feet as well – shoes with bows by the ankle or toe are abundant!
Latest neckline craze: one-shoulder! From movie stars on the red carpet to models on the catwalk, one-shoulder dresses are plentiful. Try it out on your girls; this neckline looks good on nearly EVERY body type!
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