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Dressing The Bridesmaids

Apr 26, 2017

For many ladies, being asked to be a bridesmaid is indeed an honour, as it is often a rite of passage for the bride to have either her sisters, cousins or good friends by her side as she walks down the aisle.

Bridesmaid dresses in pastel shades
Photo courtesy of Tuesday Couture

Options for bridesmaids :

  • Purchase off-the-rack.
  • Custom-order.

Pretty in pink
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Factors to consider :

  • Budget.
  • Lead time available prior to the wedding.
  • Specific designs that the bride may have in mind.

Tulle skirts in contrasting colours
Photo by Unicque Creative Studio, courtesy of Tuesday Couture

Some ideas :

  • Similar colour palette for all bridesmaids.
  • To have some uniformity in photos, it is best that all dresses be in the same silhouette.
  • The A-line cut flatters most body types and should be considered if you are having a number of bridesmaids with varying body shapes.
  • Perhaps offer your bridesmaids a choice in necklines as a way of personalisation.

Monochromatic tulle skirts
Photo by Stanley Yen Photography, courtesy of Tuesday Couture

A few tips :

  • Brides-to-be, it is best that you exert control and have the final say on the design and colour of the dresses for your bridesmaids.
  • If you are particular about design details, cut and shades of colour, then perhaps the custom route is preferable.
  • If placing custom orders, ensure that you start early, so that there is sufficient lead time for fittings and alterations.

Alternating shades
Photo courtesy of Tuesday Couture


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