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Dressing Up The Girls – Some Tips For Bridesmaids

Nov 20, 2009

7014Being a bridesmaid can feel like a blessing and a curse at times. Your sisters and friends are undoubtedly over the moon for you and are honored you asked them to stand by your side on the big day. The crafty girls are sure to pitch in when you need them, and they’re all excited to throw you a bridal shower and a bachelorette party. There’s probably one thing that they’re apprehensive about though: the bridesmaid dress.

The good news is it doesn’t have to be this way! The old days of poofy, ugly bridesmaid dresses that don’t flatter any body type are long gone. There are a lot of things you can do to help your ‘maids find a dress you’ll all love!

Go Shopping – Take as many of the girls as you can get together out for an afternoon and let them try on dresses. If you have a theme for the wedding, or colors in mind, give them some general direction and then let them go. They might be able to agree on a dress together once they start trying them on.

Pick A Designer – If you love a particular bridesmaid dress designer’s style, like Alfred Angelo, give them some choices from that line. You can be sure that the colors will all match, even if you decide to let each girl pick a slightly different dress.

Total Freedom – It’s hard to please everyone, as hard as you might try. One option is to pick a color scheme and send the girls some swatches, then let them buy any dress they want. This will ensure they find a style that flatters their figure. The mis-matched bridesmaids look is hot right now, so not only will your bridesmaids love you, but you’ll all be in style too!

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