What Should Your Bridesmaids Wear?

Pretty Bridesmaids Dresses Ideas

Ara’s bridesmaids were gorgeous in mismatched cowboy boots and soft peach dresses. Photo credit: Tony Elena Smith Photo

Ah, that pesky, age old question, what should I wear? Of course, it can become even more complicated when you are actually responsible for choosing what all your besties should wear. We’re talking about bridesmaids dresses, that is, specifically how to choose one(s) your friends will actually like wearing. While planning your wedding is certainly mostly about you and your fiancé, it can still be beneficial to take your bridesmaids’ feelings into consideration. Especially if you want them to look and feel their best on your big day, it is important to choose dresses (or alternatives) that will help them do so, stylishly!

Separates Are In!

First, nothing says your bridesmaids have to wear dresses at all. In fact, many modern brides are finding they can explore more options, many flattering to a wide variety of figures and at every price point and style, by simply expanding their search to include skirts, or pants, instead of just dresses.

Hosting a rustic wedding? Here at Texas Old Town we know a thing or two about that. Tulle skirts pair beautifully with chambray shirts and cowboy boots. We also love seeing floor-length maxi skirts (think floral patterns for spring!) paired with sleek tops in a variety of shapes to flatter every figure.

Even pants can look stylish as wedding attire. There really are no limits.

Choose Dresses They’ll Feel Great In

Even more than the need to “wear them again,” you should at least take into consideration that your bridesmaids will feel much better if you choose for them – or better, allow them to choose for themselves – dresses, or separates, that they feel great in. Keep in mind fit is the biggest complaint amongst many bridal party members.

If you have bridesmaids that wear a wide variety of sizes, or with widely different esthetics, it can be nearly impossible to find one silhouette, shape or shade that is flattering to all. For this reason, it is often best to find a single shade of dress that you like, and allow all your girls to choose styles that suit them best, all in this shade. Or, on the flip side, you could pick several shades of dresses to have your bridesmaids choose from. This can be especially impactful if you have a large wedding party.

Consider shades of white and champagne for a summer wedding, or a variety of jewel tone gowns for a fall wedding.