How to choose most amazing bridesmaids outfits

These days, the bridal world is taking its cues from the fashion industry, and the idea of wearing a bridesmaid dress more than once isn’t a pipe dream that’s met with an eye roll, it’s a realistic request that’s more of a possibility than ever before. Brides can choose to have one coherent look for their bridesmaids or to mix and match dresses for a more varied, multidimensional, layered aesthetic you can go for Megha & Jigar for the perfect match of bride’s dress. The latter can be hard to get right, though, and shouldn’t be left to chance.

Photo: Afsha Rangila.

Wedding theme

What is the style of your wedding? Vintage glam, classic romance? If your wedding has an overall theme, it’s important that your bridesmaids’ dresses go along with this theme. The mismatched bridesmaid dress trend has become more and more popular, so if you’re planning to go this route, make sure all the dresses fit a cohesive look. Even though you want each woman to look unique in a flattering dress, it should still be apparent who is a part of the bridal party and who is not. Ask your photographer to click photos together. You can go for The Wedding Story who will click the pictures accordingly.

Photo: The Wedding Story.

Shop accordingly

Consider what kind of shopping experience will suit your personality best. If you tend to have strong opinions, it’s probably better to shop alone (or with just one friend). If you prefer more input, take the whole gang and give them guidelines, like colour or fabric. Make-up by Afsha Rangila will give you a perfect makeup according to your dress.

Photo: The Wedding Story.

Budget and costs

It’s your big day, but usually, bridesmaids are responsible for paying for their own lehngas. This means that you shouldn’t choose a style that’s outrageously expensive or difficult to find. Keep your bridesmaids’ budgets in mind when browsing for potential gowns; on top of these dresses, they are also paying for the bachelorette party, pre-wedding events and possibly a gift for you. One good budget-conscious option is to give the girls the shade you want them to wear, and allow them to choose their own dress of that colour.

Photo: Megha & Jigar.

Body types

Not all women have the same body types. This means that more likely than not, not all of your bridesmaids will look good in a certain type of gown. When shopping for bridesmaid dresses, make sure you consider their body types and what would look good on them. Of course, when it comes to dresses, it’s certainly not one style fits all. Provide your girls with options that will suit their figures, such as different necklines and skirt lengths.

Photo: Megha & Jigar.

Colours and complexions

If your wedding has a colour scheme, you may want to choose dresses that go along with it. When choosing appropriate colours, keep your bridesmaids’ complexions and hair colours in mind. Fair-skinned girls will look very different in a blush-colored lehnga than tan-skinned girls. Redheads will clash with orange and pink dresses. Be considerate of your bridesmaids’ skin tones and hair colours when selecting bridesmaid dress colours. If there is too much variety amongst these women to find a colour from your palette that is flattering for everyone, consider offering a base shade and allowing them to each find a dress in a similar hue to fit them best.

Photo: The Wedding Story.

Weather and comfort

One of the most important things when choosing wedding day attire for your bridal party is the weather and setting. Are you having an indoor or an outdoor wedding? Is it springtime or fall? Is the ceremony in the afternoon or during sunset? These are all important questions to ask when determining an appropriate style of the bridesmaid dress. You want everyone to not only look great but be comfortable with the temperature and their clothing. You wouldn’t want your bridesmaids in long-sleeved floor-length gowns in the middle of the afternoon of an outdoor summer wedding, nor would you want them in sleeveless above-the-knee frocks in chilly evening receptions.

Photo: The Wedding Story.

Ordering etiquette

It takes two to three months for orders to arrive and four to six weeks for alterations. A six-month cushion will give you and your friends ample time to find and order the dresses and get them fit and do a search for hand accessories which can give you a perfect completeness to your dress. You can go for Loca Chica.

Photo: Loca Chica.

Choosing a bridesmaid dress is a fun, bonding activity that you and your closest girlfriends will get to experience together. Make sure they don’t become fashion victims with horrendous styles and colours that don’t flatter them. Be open and honest with these women about your ideas and goals, and ask them their opinions. Keeping a clear line of communication with them throughout the process will result in everyone’s happiness.

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