How To Choose a Bridesmaid Dress

Tips on choosing the right bridesmaid dress

Style – Define the style from the beginning. You don’t want to go too matchy-matchy and steal the show, but you do want everything to complement each other and make sense visually. While bridesmaids used to almost always wear the same color, trends these days are moving towards mix-and-match styles, like solids and floral prints or dresses that are in the same color family but not necessarily in the same color tone.

Where to buy – While most bridesmaids make it a trip to the boutique to try on dresses, it has become a thing of the past. More and more women are going online and purchasing their bridesmaids dresses. Why?

Most companies offer free shipping, free returns, online coupons, and guarantee 100% customer satisfaction and money back so the real question is, why not? For this, it’s crucial that you know your size so you don’t run into any problems approaching the wedding.

Timing – Start thinking about the type of bridesmaids dresses you’d like as soon as possible and make a decision at least six months before the wedding. This allows two to three months for the dress to arrive and as much as six weeks for alterations. However, if you’re flexible on dresses, traditional retailers stock certain styles that can arrive in as little as a week.