overall style of your wedding sets the tone for fashion! Uptown
chic, romantic elegance or country casual, will determine
the formality and color scheme of your fashion choices –
lucky for you, the choices are endless! Today there
are beautiful bridesmaid dresses available to fit anyone’s
taste and budget, and both discount bridesmaid dresses and
designer bridesmaid gowns will please the most scrutinizing
it’s increasingly customary to focus on fashion when
considering a unique bridesmaid gift idea!
Some brides like to contribute towards the cost of the bridesmaid
dress or coordinating bridesmaid shoes as bridesmaids gifts
that offset the ladies expenses. Bridesmaid jewelry
is a timeless bridesmaid gift that will add sparkle to her
neckline (or ears or wrists…) and hopefully be treasured
for years to come. Everyone wants to look their best
on the ‘big day’ – why not treat your bridesmaids
to salon hair-do’s and make-up application for their
bridesmaid gifts? Of course bridesmaids gifts can be
fun and fashionable on or off the wedding day. Trendy t-shirts
that label your ladies as ‘bridesmaids’ can be
worn at the bachelorette party or an elegant clutch may see
repeat use at the wedding and for formal events thereafter.
Whatever you choose for your bridesmaid gifts, make sure the
gift will be appreciated.
Formula to Fabulous Bridesmaid Fashion
forgotten tradition requires bridesmaid gowns to match the
bridal dress, with the intention of confusing evil fairies
who may steal the bride away. Though the legend has
elapsed over time, the tradition remains and thus the search
begins for the universally flattering bridesmaid dress that
will complement the height, shape, and skin tone of each and
no greater challenge than to find a bridesmaid dress that’s
both flattering and favored by each and every one of your
bridesmaids - which is why dress designers are beginning to
offer a variety of options in colors and wedding fabric designs that cater to the most discerning bridesmaid.
● Identical color of dress with a choice of 2 to 3 dress
● Identical dress design, with 2 to 3 color choices.
● Inexpensive bridesmaid dresses from retail stores
or bridal chains
● Designer bridesmaid dresses from one or two seasons
● Discount bridesmaid dresses on sale after wedding
● Give your bridesmaids the option of wearing a long
black dress of their choice to accommodate everyone’s
personal taste and budget.
was once customary for bridesmaids to wear matching bridesmaid
shoes – today a number of brides ask their bridesmaids
to wear the shoe style of their choice but in a neutral color,
such as beige. It was also preferred for bridesmaids
to carry matching handbags, but that rule too has relaxed
over time and bridesmaids may carry any stylish clutch that
complements the bridesmaid’s dress.
The maid of honor (or matron of honor) may have the option
of wearing a slight variation on the style or shade of the
● Junior bridesmaid dresses and flower girl dresses
can be similar in style and shade to the bridesmaid dress
or a white/off-white dress for the younger girls
● A male honor attendant on the bride’s side can
wear the same style of tuxedo as the groomsmen but may choose
a tie similar in color to the bridesmaid dresses.