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THE BRIDESMAID DRESSES GUIDE

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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.

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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 Lori Lee Lace Maxi Dress would be a great choice, while sparkly dresses would work better 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 Imi Lace Bardot Maxi Dress would work well with a berry toned colour scheme or, if your palette includes grey, bridesmaid dresses in silver would be a nice, modern touch.

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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 shades of the same colour, such as combining separates in blue hues with navy bridesmaid dresses, such as our Hermione Dress.

CONSIDER LENGTH

Bring your bridal party’s look together by keeping to a similar length whether you opt for short, midi or maxi bridesmaid dresses. Even if you choose to mix and match dresses or separates, it will help unite the overall look. For example, if blush is your colour of choice for your bridesmaids, try teaming our Corwin Maxi Dress with our Fleur Sparkle Lace Top and Harrie Georgette Maxi Skirt. Despite being different styles they’ll pair beautifully together thanks to the similar length.

THE FINISHING TOUCHES

Use flowers and accessories to pull the whole look together. Your bridal party might have different bridesmaid dresses and tastes in jewellery, but keeping to one colour, such as silver tones, will help bring it all together nicely.