While your wedding dress is the star of your wedding day, your bridesmaids’ dresses need to fit in perfectly with its style for your bridal party to be a real vision, surprising and delighting guests. From the ceremony to the reception and the picture-perfect moments, your bridal party’s look should tie in to your own for a flawless and glamorous event. Here are our go-to tips for matching your bridesmaids’ dresses to your wedding dress:
For the classic bride
Long bridesmaids’ dresses that skim the floor dramatically match a classic wedding dress. If your dress code is formal and sleek, keep the palette muted – think blush, mint or lemon tones. For classic with a twist, perhaps experiment with textures such as lace or sheer chiffon in layers – this will keep the look sharp, yet festive.
For the vintage bride
Short bridesmaids’ dresses laden with fringing, tassels and beading add opulence to a vintage wedding. If your wedding dress is reminiscent of the Gatsby era, tie your bridesmaids’ dresses into this luxury theme with lashings of black, plum or silver to deepen the moody, romantic look of the bridal party. By raising the hemlines of your bridesmaids’ dresses, your wedding dress will pop which is the most important factor when it comes to wedding fashion choices.
For the modern bride
If you are a fan of surprises, perhaps suggest a colour to your bridesmaids and leave the style of the dress up to their own discretion or choose a particular hue for them and then let their imaginations run wild as they find a silhouette to suit their own body shape and personality. If your attitude to your wedding dress is relaxed, fun and simple, carry this through to the selection of your bridesmaids’ dresses for a bridal party with a unique flair.