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Tips for Choosing the Best Bridesmaid Dress

There are many elements in planning a wedding and all of the details can be quite stressful. However, if you have the right tools in place, you will be able to make the best decisions that will help make your special day even more memorable.

Of the many things that you need to choose, a bridesmaid dress is one of the most important. These are the women who will be standing next to you on your big day and one of the main ways that brides tie the theme of their wedding together.

It is important that you choose the right bridesmaid dress for your bridesmaids. You should keep in mind the specific women that you have chosen and consider their skin tone and sizes as well. Remember that while the dress may look beautiful on the hangar, it may not look as great on your bridesmaids. For this reason, it is best to plan a day that your bridesmaids can attend a fitting before you choose the final dress that will be worn in your wedding.

Bridesmaid Dress Options

When you are choosing a bridesmaid dress for your bridesmaids, there are many options for you to choose from. Be sure to consider each of the following styles when you are deciding which one is best for you and your wedding party.

Knee Length or Above

This is a popular option, but there are certain things that you should keep in mind. First, you should consider the figure of your bridesmaid. Some women do not look as fantastic in shorter dresses as others. You should also keep in mind that women with larger hips may be uncomfortable in a shorter skirt because it will appear even shorter on them.


This option is very cute and can easily be transformed into a dress with straps. It is simple and is available in a variety of colors to match any wedding theme.


This dress is beautiful, but you should be careful when selecting a form fitting dress. Larger bridesmaids may not feel very comfortable wearing this style of dress.


This off the shoulder is also a beautiful choice for a knee length bridesmaid dress and will add a little flare to your dresses. It is available in a variety of colors and sizes to suit almost any body type since it has an empire waist and fuller skirt.

Floor Length Dresses

Long dresses add a bit more of a formal look to your wedding. They are extremely versatile and will be able to look good on many different body types and figures. When you are choosing your bridesmaid dresses, be sure to consider one of these beautiful dresses as well.


This is a beautiful option that will look fantastic for a variety of women. It is simple, but the additional layers give it a lovely style that is unique and flattering on many body types.


This is more of a sexy style that many of your bridesmaids will love. It is also one that you should keep in mind the particular figures of the women that you have chosen. While beautiful, it will not work for everyone.

Flirty Options

If you are looking for more of a fun look, flirty dresses are beautiful and look great on a variety of body types. There are sorts of styles available from short to long and you will have many to choose from. The following couple of options are ones to consider when selecting your dresses.


Your bridesmaids will look fantastic in this beautiful dress. It offers great detail around the bodice and the layers give it a flowing, summer vibe.


This dress is more of a formal flirty style that offers consideration to the many body types of women. You will be able to choose this dress with confidence, knowing that your ladies will all look and feel beautiful in it on your special day.


Your wedding is special and your bridesmaid dresses should complementing your own. Make sure that the women that you choose look their best by choosing a bridesmaid dress with them in mind. And don’t forget to choose your accessories while you are choosing your dresses!

There are so many options available that choosing may become difficult. For best results, bring your girls together and have them help you choose both your dress and theirs. Ultimately the choice is yours, and Best for Bride can definitely help. Have fun trying on dresses together and choosing the perfect options for your most special day.


Special thanks to Best for Bride for providing this guest blog post!

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