How to Choose Bridesmaids Dresses that Look Great in Photos

Picking dresses for the leading ladies in your life can be a bit of a daunting process. You want each of your bridesmaids to feel beautiful and comfortable but you also want to make sure that the dresses fit in with the style of your wedding.

The bridesmaid dress formula has definitely changed, with many brides now opting for mismatched dresses and colours, but getting this to work can be more difficult than it sounds.

Opt for Subdued Colors

While there is absolutely nothing wrong with choosing stronger or bright colors, keep in mind that bold dress choices will put the focus on the dresses in your photos. Subdued colors help highlight your relationship as a group, which is why they are sometimes a better option. Obviously, if bold colors work better with the theme of your wedding then do what works for you.

Consider the Season

Choosing dresses that blend in with the season you’re getting married in will make your photos look more natural. For example, dressing your bridesmaids in long, black satin dresses in the middle of summer would look a little out of place once you start posing for photos outside where the flowers are in full bloom.

Mix and Match

If you would like to mix and match your bridesmaid dresses, stick to the same designer and the same length. The dresses should only be slightly different in order for it to work. For example, different shades of the same color or different necklines would work really well. Another way that you can make each bridesmaid look slightly different is if you let them choose their own jewelry and if they want sleeves or not.

Don’t Match Their Dresses with Yours

Trying to find bridesmaid dresses that will match your wedding dress will only drive you crazy. Instead of trying to find dresses that have a similar lace or bead detail to yours, put your ladies in a completely different fabric. This will keep the focus on you and won’t add too many textures to your photos.

There’s No Need to Shop at a Bridal Store

There is no rule that says you need to shop at a bridal store to find your bridesmaid dresses. In fact, buying your dresses from a non-bridal store will probably mean your ladies will be able to wear their dresses after the wedding again, which is an added bonus. Plus, you will have more chances to find something unique that will make your wedding photos stand out.

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