Great Ideas For Bridesmaids Dresses (by shape)
It’s only fair that each of your bridesmaids feels fantastic as she follows you down the aisle. Most of the time bridesmaids’ dresses follow one particular style, regardless of the woman wearing them, which of course they do because they love you.
But what if you chose a colour you liked and then picked a different dress for each of your bridesmaids, dependent on individual body shape or style?
Here are some ideas:
Voluptuous in the breast department – a V-neck line works best with wide straps. The V shouldn’t be too deep or the straps too thin.
Pear-shaped – a one-shoulder cocktail style dress with a sweetheart line; the idea being that the strap draws the eye away from the hips; or a just-below-the-bust waistline with an A-line skirt.
Curvaceous – rather than trying to hide fuller bodies in poufy dresses that end up making the wearer feel like a Christmas tree, try a body silhouette that will feature the curves, with a V-neckline
Thin as a rake – try something that is ruffled, yet comes in at the waist like a strapless A-line with ruffles in the skirt and chest.
Hourglass – a tea length (just below the knee) halter neck that hugs the chest but falls into a flared skirt from a tight waist. If she is also short, then the length will not work (too long).
Short – knee-length cocktail dress with heels.
Pregnant or overly tummy conscious – a pencil skirt to just above the knee teamed with a one shoulder blouse that ruffles at the neckline and falls gently to fit at the hips, with feminine falls in which a tummy can be disguised.
Tall – a column style long dress (if all the way to the floor is going to completely contradict the other bridesmaids then have it tea length) with flat shoes.
Will usually work for anyone – the classic A-line cocktail dress with spaghetti straps and a waistline just below the bust. If your bridesmaids are upper arm conscious, provide a bolero style lace jacket or pashmina scarf.
Happy Wedding Planning!