Selecting Bridesmaids Dresses

Selecting Bridesmaids Dresses


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It is crucial that everyone looks their best on your wedding day especially your bridesmaids.  You don’t want to go into full “Bridezilla” mode. However, you want your bridesmaids to look great and picture perfect for all of your wedding photos. Here are a few tips to help you avoid possible fashion mishaps.

1.     Make Sure Your Gown & Bridesmaids' Dresses Coordinate

Of course, you want your gown to be the focal point. However, make sure your bridesmaids’ dresses complement it as well. Before making a final decision test them out against your gown with color swatches.

2.     Go for Flattering Styles

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Realistically, your bridesmaids will have different body types. Keep that in mind when selecting the style of your dresses. Remember not all styles are one size fits all.

3.    Start Early & Chose Budget Friendly Options

Once you have made your final selections the next step is getting the dresses made. Bridal season is very busy, particularly for the designer.  Give the designer ample time to complete each dress.  Everyone’s budget is different so keep that in mind when selecting your bridesmaids' dresses.  Also, by starting early you give them enough time to start saving. Don’t forget to include alterations that might be needed.

4.   Keep Each Bridesmaid in Mine (Skin tone & Haircolor)

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It sounds like Tip #2, but it is different.  Make sure your theme color is one that would look great on all of your bridesmaids regardless of their skin tone or hair color.  It is great to diffuse a possible problem.

5.  Consider the Weather

Unfortunately, sometimes the weather is unpredictable.  Think about fabric choices especially for what season your ceremony is taking place. You don’t want them to be uncomfortable.

Use these tips to make sure your bridesmaids look fabulous.


Brides-to-be, be sure to check out Karlene Lindsay Designs for all your custom wedding gowns needs.

Customers in the Tri-State area you can now shop in-store at the new Karlene Lindsay Designs boutique. Located at 429 Campbell Ave West Haven, Connecticut, CT 06516.

As always you can find Karlene Lindsay Designs at their website, Facebook, and Instagram.


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