Bridesmaids everywhere rejoice! It is now possible to wear a dress in your best friend’s wedding that you both feel fabulous in and coordinate with the other bridesmaids. Because no group of 3+ women will have the exact same body type, it can often be challenging to compliment everyone’s different figures. So what is the natural solution? Have all your bridesmaids pick the dress they will feel great in.
Keep the color the same, or at least in the same shade family. When you are taking a chance on not matching your group of girls, you need to have at least some consistency. Whether that means an assortment of blush and champagne maxi’s or all jade-colored frocks.
Go long or short… and stick to it. The main consistency trait to maintain with bridesmaids dresses is length. Whatever you do, make sure everyone’s dresses are the same length. This will ensure that the overall group is cohesive from afar, even though details will prove differently.
Make it a group trip. Do not promote separate shopping. Understandably, some bridesmaids may live far away and may not be able to make it for a shopping party, but really try to fit everyone’s schedules if possible. That way, you can get a preview of how all the dresses with flow with one another.
Create a “Two Feature” Rule. Whether it be the silhouette, neckline, color shade, etc., only allow your girls to change two features maximum from each other. Otherwise, it will look a little too mismatched.
BONUS TIP: At the end of the day, the focus should be on the bride. Although we all want our best friends to feel beautiful on our big days, it should be understood that it is ultimately the bride’s decision!