Most brides have every aspect of their wedding planned out exactly. They know what they love and what they want, choosing a dress for her bridesmaids is not always as clear cut and simple as it may seem. While it’s totally, 100% the bride’s privilege to choose the dress, there are many other details that she should consider as well. Not only do the dresses need to compliment the bride’s gown and her vision for the day, but these dresses should also work for the bridesmaids. It is a good idea to consider the cost, cut and style of the dress when asking ones friends and loved ones to wear these garments.
One of the most important things to remember when choosing formal bridesmaids dresses is to find one that every member of the group can agree on. Obviously, this can be a challenge. The most important thing for most women is going to be the way the dress fits and how it looks on their specific body type. Take some time to talk to each bridesmaid and find out what parts of their bodies they would like to emphasize and what parts they would like to camouflage. After discussing with everyone, sit down and really research the different shapes and cuts of dresses available. Taking the time to really analyze and think about which shape will be universally flattering is the key to getting bridesmaids to agree.
Figuring out a firm budget is another important thing to keep in mind. It is important to remember that the dress is not the only expense the bridesmaids will have for this event. Take into account any trips the party may be taking, hair and makeup costs, and traveling and lodging expenses that the girls may end up paying. Brides should remember to keep the cost manageable, especially if the dress is not going to be one they can wear over and over again. Read the rest of this entry »
At New York bridal market each spring, the designers debut their new collections for the following year. The Spring 2012 collections for brides and bridesmaids have been showcased, and now we can see what styles will be popular bridal parties. One key trend for 2012 will be elegant ladylike bridesmaid dresses.
Ladylike bridesmaid dresses have very classic silhouettes. For 2012 bridesmaids, there will be many dresses with strapless necklines. Another popular neckline is the classic bateau neck. Less popular will be halter styles, which tend to be more trendy than timeless. One shoulder necklines are still fashionable for more formal dresses. Many of the ladylike styles, such as those seen as Lazaro, were knee length and featured a natural waistline. This is an easy-to-wear shape that will be flattering to many different bridesmaids.
Jewel tones are a key trend for 2012 bridesmaids. Featured colors included purple, cobalt, burgundy, and cranberry. Black was also seen in many of the ladylike silhouettes, such as an elegant bateau neck dress with a knee length skirt. The rich jewel tones suit the classic shapes of the new bridesmaid dresses. Pearl bridesmaid jewelry is a natural choice with such timeless dresses.
For formal weddings in 2012, expect to find many beautiful options for long dresses. While knee length is more common, nothing is quite like a chic floor length dress for a black tie wedding. Fairly slender silhouettes will be popular for long bridesmaid dresses, and strapless necklines are a top trend. The floor length dresses are glamorous enough for the Red Carpet, something which is sure to make your bridesmaids feel fabulous! Dramatic crystal bridesmaid jewelry will suit these fab frocks. Read the rest of this entry »