7 Things to Consider While Bridesmaid Dress Shopping
Your 'maids should look their best AND love the dresses they're wearing on the wedding day. Follow these bridesmaid dress shopping tips to ensure that everyone is happy.
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After you find your own wedding dress (or at least begin the process), the next step is to outfit your ‘maids. Bridesmaid dress shopping isn’t as easy as going to the mall and buying something off the rack—there are a number factors that go into pulling together a cohesive look.
Here are seven things to think about while you're shopping for the perfect bridesmaid dresses.
SeasonIt’s important to consider the time of year in which you’re getting married. If it’s in the middle of July, long black dresses may not be the best way to go. Shorter dresses made of lighter fabrics in paler tones will match the aesthetic of the day. Think of color palettes that typically correlate with each season and use those colors to inspire the attire.
LengthAgain, let the time of year and location dictate the length of the ‘maids dresses. If you’re getting married in the fall or winter, long dresses are a good way to go, especially if you’re getting married outside. You also need to consider if you want all your gals in the same length. You can mix-and-match between short and long styles, or you can opt for high-low dresses. There’s no right answer for how long or short each dress should be, but it’s important you think about what you’d prefer before you go shopping.
FabricSome fabrics are heavier than others and may not be ideal for certain climates (read more about the different types of fabrics before you shop). For warm weather weddings, chiffon gowns are a good go-to fabric because of their light and airy feel. A heavy silk gown may be best suited for a winter wedding when high temps and potentially sweaty situations aren’t an issue.
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