Choosing the bridesmaid dresses can be such a source of tension between the bride and her best girls. It’s tricky to find a style and colour that will suit all of the bridal party, especially when you’ve got different body shapes and skin tones to take into account.

Instantly increase your ‘Bride Cred’ and follow these rules to get gowns that your bridesmaids will love.

1. Play With Sleeves

Unless all your best girlfriends have perfect c-cup sized lady lumps, you’ll want more options than just a strapless dress.  Look for gowns that come with options – straps, strapless, short and long sleeves. This will save a whole lot of tears leading up to the wedding, as well as a potential ‘nipple-gate’ on the Big Day.


 Image from Marie and Theodore’s wedding. Photography by Eclipse Studios Photography.

2. 50 Shades…

Rebecca Oram from Rodeo Drive advises brides not to get their heart set on just one colour. Bridesmaids in different shades or colours can look gorgeous, especially when you tie the dresses together with matching accessories. Rodeo Drive now offer a service that customises each gown, so the bridesmaids can feel comfortable throughout the day. Opting for different colours allows your girls to show off their individuality and will definitely increase your chances of winning ‘bride of the year’.


Image from Rodeo Drive’s Instagram

3. Flattery Will Get you Everywhere

If you must have all your girls in the same dress, make sure you choose a style and colour that is eternally flattery. Gold and black suit almost every skin tone. Classic v-neck gowns with cap sleeves and heavy boning will also work for most body shapes.


Image from Rodeo Drive’s Instagram

4. Bridesmaid Got Back

Each and every bridesmaid will have one feature that they’ll want to enhance. Some girls might have a beautiful back, others could have killer cleavage or incredible legs; choose a style of gown that accentuates their body, as opposed to hiding it. This will mean each girl has a different dress, but we promise that they’ll feel more confident which will show in the wedding photography.4

Image from Rodeo Drive’s Instagram

Direct from New York City to Sydney, Australia’s Rodeo Drive bring you the most amazing designer dresses including couture gowns, evening dresses, mother of the bride and cocktail styles, Rodeo Drive have a collection for every formal need.

Main image from Marie and Theodore’s wedding. Photography by Eclipse Studios Photography.

Posted in Bridesmaids, Planning by wedded wonderland

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