Because you are understanding of different body types and a true friend, you’re thinking about allowing your bridesmaids to have a little freedom when picking out their dresses. This modern trend has become increasingly popular, but how do you balance choice with aesthetic? First of all, try setting up a space on The Dressing Room, House of Brides’ virtual dressing room and message space where you can share dresses, compare pricing, message all of your girls at once, and more. Here are some other tips for putting together your perfectly mismatched party.
1. Coordinate Color
Chances are you already have a color, or colors picked out. One way to make it work is to tell your girls they have to find a dress in one particular color. A good idea is to send them a photo so they all get the same hue. However, sometimes different hues of the same color look great together. If you’re willing to give the girls a little extra freedom, tell them to find lighter or darker hues of the same color.
2. Pick Patterns
Floral print patterns have been popular in the wedding industry lately, and depending on the theme of your wedding, they could also work for your bridesmaid gowns. Have a particular color picked out, and allow a few of your bridesmaids to find a dress in that color, while a few others (or just your maid of honor) find a floral pattern featuring the main color.
3. Label Length
Whether you still ask for the same color, or allow your party to choose from a few different color options, another way to add some consistency in your look is to ask for a specific length dress. Maybe you ask for everyone to find floor length, or anything below the knee, either way this can add a unity.
4. Navigate Necklines
This is another option you can mix with any of the above suggestions. Designate how you want the top half of the dress to look. You may ask for everyone to find sweetheart necklines, your maybe have everyone find a dress with a halter or straps. You could also ask for a specific dress, and allow your girls to pick whichever neckline they feel best in.
5. Texture Together
Having a cohesive texture can add a good look as well. Try asking for embroidered, lace, embellishments, or some fun bling on the dresses, paired with a similar color pattern or neckline.