Do you have a big wedding party, with bridesmaids of every shape and size? Well, you can find a dress that will suit everyone, no matter what shape or size they are, if you think outside the box for your bridesmaid dress choices. If you do, you’ll have unique, unconventional bridesmaid dresses that aren’t your average “prom night” choices that will never be worn again.
Pick a Color
Usually, every season there are certain colors that show up often in bridesmaid collections. So, instead of picking a dress style and design, just pick a color. Let your bridesmaids pick their own style of dress, based on color, rather than making them all wear one style. It will add variety to your bridesmaids attire, and it can really perk up a wedding when each girl walks down the aisle in a different style. Set boundaries, like they all have to be the same length, and let them go from there! They’ll be happy because they can choose a style that flatters them, when it might not flatter some of the other girls in your wedding.
Another color option? Pick dresses in different shades of the same color, say from light blue to midnight blue. The shades can be stunning in bridal pictures, and can represent several of your favorite colors at the same time. Or choose shades that complement your wedding gown, especially if you’ve chosen to wear something other than white.
Custom Made Choices
If you can’t find what you want when you’re shopping for dresses, consider having them custom made by a dressmaker or designer. That way you can incorporate your own unique ideas in the dress design, and make it an extra-special extension of your own dress and style. Many designers also offer standard designs that you can add trims, details, and other accessories to and make them uniquely yours, which can be a very lovely way to show your style on your wedding day.
There’s a growing trend to choose cocktail-length bridesmaid dresses instead of the traditional long gowns. It’s a great trend for bridesmaids, because almost everyone can use a good cocktail dress in their wardrobe, so they’ll get much more use out of the dress, while still looking elegant at the wedding. They don’t all have to be the same style, just the same color to tie the wedding together.
Another way to keep your bridesmaids happy is to choose separates for your bridesmaid gowns. Choose one or two skirt styles, and several different tops, and let them mix-and-match to fit themselves. They’ll have a unified look but still get to choose a style that flatters their body type. Separates can be easy to fit on larger girls, too.
You don’t have to follow customs when you choose your bridesmaid dresses. Every girl doesn’t have to look like a carbon copy of the next one when they walk down the aisle. Choose different dresses, styles, and designs when you choose your bridesmaid dresses, so your wedding is stylish, hip, and cool all at the same time.