Choosing your Bridesmaid Dresses


Dressing all your beautiful best friends for your big day can be tricky. We love our friends for their different personalities, styles and characteristics but they’re also usually all different shapes and sizes, and this can prove to be quite the task when trying to dress them all the same as bridesmaids for your wedding. There are a few things you can do to make this a little easier, here are our top tips for choosing your beautiful bridesmaids dresses:

Mismatched maids

Long gone is the tradition of having all your bridesmaids in the same dress. Going mismatched adds a real trendy edge to your wedding day and makes making decisions as the bride a lot easier. Pick a colour pallet you want your bridesmaids to wear then let them pick their own style dresses. That way each of yours bridesmaids will feel comfortable in their dress and the different fabrics and hues will really complement each other, adding a fashionable edge to your day.

Make a mood board

To avoid turning into a bridezilla, making a mood board of different fabrics and colours that you like then invitee all your bridesmaids around to discuss what shapes and styles they like to gather a consensus of what types of dresses to start looking for. It’s your wedding day so don’t be afraid to push for what you want but remember you want your friends to feel comfortable on your big day.

Go colour crazy

An alternative way to do mismatched is to pick out a dress you like and let the bridesmaids wear the same dress in different colours or let each bridesmaid pick their own colour and style dress. This works particularly well with different pastel shades or bold colours which complement each other.

Have a girly day

If you do prefer a more cohesive look when it comes to the bridal party, there’s nothing better than having a girls day out to pick your dresses together. Visit a few different shops and try on lots of different styles of dresses to get a feel for what types of dresses your bridesmaids like. Occasion wear specialists like Coast have amazing advisors in store who can help and plenty of different styles and sizes online to make ordering your dresses super easy.

Although it’s important to make sure your bridesmaids look lovely when stood altogether, thinking about how they’re going to look next to you is also important. Don’t forget to consider how the fabrics and colours will match your gown most importantly.