Choosing Bridesmaid Dresses that Compliment Your Style

May 10, 2022 | Wedding Tips

Everyone talks about how hard it is to pick your dress as a bride on your wedding day. But there’s something that can be just as hard and sometimes harder – picking bridesmaid dresses! Getting the right dresses for your bridesmaids while creating a cohesive look for your own dress can be a complex process but we have some tips to help make it a bit easier.

Style Your Country House Wedding Venue

Bridesmaid dresses, more than the wedding dress, can complement and set the tone for the whole style of the wedding. If you are getting married in a stunning country house in the Lake District, like Broadoaks, then as an exclusive hire venue you can style the venue, and your bridesmaids, however you choose! From floaty to country, to formal, the choice really is all yours.

Here are some tips on choosing bridesmaid dresses that complement your style and keep your friends happy!

Remember Your Dress Style

Whatever you do with bridesmaid dresses, it is always important to keep in mind the style of your own dress. Let’s say you have a classic dress inspired by vintage looks. It would look a bit strange if your bridesmaids were all in very modern party dress styles.

You can also use some of the key elements from your dress to help you choose the right bridesmaid dress. For example, if your dress features a lot of lace, then you could choose dresses that have something like a lace bolero over their dresses to complement it.

Remember that you want to stand out from the crowd – it is your day after all! You don’t want to have the bridesmaids’ dresses being too similar to the style of your dress. It can be key elements like the neckline to the embellishments on the dress. You’ll always want to make sure that your dress is the most stunning and theirs backs it up.

Colour and Formality

Also, remember to consider colour. If your dress is pure white, then this is easy to pair with almost any shade of dress. But other colours such as off white or ivory can be a little harder to pair. And if you have a coloured wedding dress, then you’ll want to study what colours work well with it.

The other thing to think about is the formality of your dress and how this would influence your bridesmaids’ dresses. So, if you are wearing a ball gown style dress, you wouldn’t want to go for Boho style bridesmaid dresses. Formality can be seen in things like the length of the dress as well as the silhouette.

Choosing Accessories

There are more than just the bridesmaids’ dresses to consider, you’ll also want to think about accessories. Again, think about what you have for your dress and how you can pick one or two elements from it to use in their accessories and tie everything together.

Sometimes it works in really simple ways such as using an accent colour from your bouquet as the colour of the dresses. Or, if you are wearing coloured jewellery, then pick the main colour and use this either directly for the dresses or for the accessories with the dresses being a subtler shade.

An Important Choice

Bridesmaids’ dresses and accessories are an important part of creating the look for your wedding that you want. You’ll also want to think about the individual bridesmaids as sometimes the same dress won’t work for all of them due to sizes, heights, and shapes. Therefore, you can go for a coordinated look without them all having to have the identical dress, and everyone will feel comfortable.

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