Shopping for the perfect bridesmaid dress can be overwhelming. There are so many options, where do you start? Right here! We’ve created the ultimate guide that every bridesmaid can use to find a fabulous dress for the big day!
When it’s time to start shopping for your bridesmaid dress, the silhouette is the first thing you’ll want to focus on.
Choosing a classic A-line cut will define your waist and flatter every figure.
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The fit and flare cut of a mermaid gown is perfect for maids who want to highlight their curves. They are also a great alternative to the A-line if you’re a bride who wants to mix and match cuts.
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The sheath is a classic silhouette that falls straight from the bust or waist. This is a great option for bridesmaid who want a more mod look.
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If you’re searching for a classic cut that will look great on everyone, go with the empire. The gowns fit around the bust and fall softly to give your bridesmaids the ultimate flattering look.
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When it comes to choosing the right length for your bridesmaid dress, it really depends on the season and venue.
Floor length gowns are the most popular choice for bridal parties that are going for the traditional, elegant look. You can also find dresses that have slits through the skirt that give them a more playful feel.
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Knee length dresses are perfect for spring, summer and destination weddings. The shorter cut is great for keeping everyone cool on the big day.
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If you’re looking for a classic option with a vintage feel, tea length dresses are a great option. These sweet dresses are perfect for showing off your favorite shoes on the big day.
If you want to show off your legs, a mini bridesmaid dress is a great choice. The shorter cut is paired with chiffon fabric to give the design more elegant movement.
From classic, to vintage, finding the right neckline is all about celebrating your personal style and making sure you can be comfortable throughout the big day.
The sweetheart neckline is classic design that’s flattering for everyone. Whether you’re look for illusion designs or strapless options, the cut is feminine and fabulous.
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The V-neck is a great choice for girls who want highlight their bust and waist. This cut can also been a very flattering option if you have a short waist because the openness through the top of the design helps to create balance.
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Want a neckline that’s classic and demure? Try to scoop neckline. These beautiful designs are great for bridesmaids who want a little more coverage.
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The halter cut is a bit of throwback design that’s experiencing a modern resurgence. These fresh designs are great for girls who want to highlight their arms and shoulders, and are a chic alternative to strapless styles.
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Want a fresh look for the big day? Try a one-shoulder dress. This playful, modern design is great choice if you’re looking to mix and match dresses for your bridal party.
Off-the-shoulder gowns are a very popular choice for spring and summer nuptials. This romantic design will create delicate lines that highlight your bust and waist.
When you’re trying to decide on the perfect fabric for your bridesmaid dresses some of the most important things to consider are the venue and season. Layered tulle or floor length sequins are a chic choice for fall or winter, but might be a little heavy for summer nuptials.
Of course, chiffon is the most popular choice for bridesmaid dresses. This lightweight fabric is comfortable, elegant and timeless.
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Sparkles are always on trend, and lately we’ve been seeing a lot of full sequin gowns or sequin accented designs. This is the perfect way to add a little extra drama to your bridesmaids’ looks.
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We’ve updated this traditional fabric, and used it in a variety of ways, whether it creates a matching or contrasting overlay, lace will give your bridesmaid dresses a delicate touch.
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Romantic and soft, tulle is a gorgeous fabric for bridesmaid dresses. This fabric is perfect for creating elegant movement that will give your bridal party a classic look.
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Mesh is a fantastic lightweight alternative to chiffon. This luxurious stretch fabric is also great for creating a comfortable fit.
If you’re looking for something more unique for the big day, we have a couple of options that will give you more of a unique look that’s always chic.
If you’re looking for a conservative gown, modest dresses are a perfect choice. With pleating details and beaded accents, these beautiful dresses will help everyone make a bold statement.
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If you’re excited to wear something other than a dress for the wedding, we have quite a few tulle skirt options that are fun, flirty and fabulous.
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