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The Bridesmaid Dresses Guide

You’ve picked your best girls for the job and you might’ve chosen your wedding dress too. After that, it’s time to go shopping for a different kind of dress: bridesmaid dresses! To help find something you and your bridesmaids will love, we’ve put together our top tips of what to consider when shopping.


The Venue

Just starting your search for bridesmaid dresses? Begin by considering your venue. Like with choosing your own dress, the type of venue will help dictate what dress style to opt for. For a church wedding, long bridesmaid dresses such as our Maddie Maxi Dress would be a great choice, while our Chloe Maxi Dress is a stylish option for a glamorous ballroom wedding.

The Theme

Look to your chosen colour scheme to find a colour for your bridesmaids. This could be an exact match to something in your palette or something more complementary. For example, red bridesmaid dresses in a deep merlot tone such as our Charley Maxi Dress would work well with a berry toned colour scheme or, if your palette includes green, bridesmaid dresses in our forest and sage colourways would look fresh and modern.

Mix or Match?

Decide whether one dress would work for all of your bridesmaids, or if you’d like to play around with different looks. One perk of mixing and matching bridesmaid dresses and separates is that each of your girls can choose something to suit their own individual styles and figures. If you decide to mix and match, a good tip is to choose dresses in the same base colour. For example, our mist and lilac bridesmaid dresses are a great way to work purple hues in a unique but unified way.

For more style advice, take a look at our Colour Trend Report, Bridesmaid Trend Edit and Dress Lengths 101.

The Bridesmaid Style Lounge