Find the Right Bridesmaids Dresses Online
Now that you’ve found your dream wedding gown, it’s time to start another gown shopping journey: the quest for the perfect bridesmaid dresses. Check out our tips on finding the perfect bridesmaid dresses for you and your squad below.
Begin by Browsing
Start off by doing some research. In the digital age, you can scroll through endless bridesmaids dress options on your phone. You can see our large selection of online gowns here.
Consider what kind of shopping experience will suit your personality best. Do you want their input? Do you want to pick their bridesmaids dresses and then send them a link? Once you decide how you’d like to proceed, buying bridesmaids dressing online will be a seamless process!
Stick to your Aesthetic
To ensure your bridal party matches your style, order your gown before making any decisions about the bridesmaid dresses.
It can sometimes take up to six months for orders to arrive and four to six weeks for alterations. A six to eight month cushion will give you and your friends ample time to find and order the dresses and get them fit.
Select a Dress Shade
There are several foolproof ways to pick the perfect color. One of the easiest methods is to play off the color schemes of your palette, the venue and the season. For instance, if your wedding will be held at a rustic vineyard with burgundy décor, you might want to rule out clashing hot pink bridesmaids dresses. Rich colors—marsala and emerald—work well in the fall and winter months, while lighter shades—mint and lavender—are perfect for spring and summer weddings. If you’re still at a loss for exactly which hue to choose, go for a general color, like green, and let your bridesmaids pick their favorite shades from light to dark for a trendy, mismatched look. Want to push the envelope even further? Consider unique colors or prints- floral bridesmaids dresses are hot right now. Just remember: Patterns work best in smaller parties and should be paired with simple accessories. Or, you could opt for an all-white bridal party, à la Kate Middleton, for a bridesmaid look that’s crisp and chic.
Find Complementary Colors
Also, think about choosing a shade that goes well with a variety of skin tones. Stonewashed colors, like blush, greige (a combination of gray and beige) and sand, are universally flattering and right on trend. Jewel tones (think amethyst, emerald and sapphire) complement fairer complexions, while brighter, bolder hues, like cobalt blue and hot pink, pop against darker skin. Want an edgier feel? Try flattering metallic, like silver, bronze and champagne. If you’re opting for a print, make sure the dominant colors work with your entire bridal party. Or alternatively, deck out just your maid of honor in a print and keep the rest of your girls in solid colors. Fully embellished dresses are another fashion-forward option for a more glamorous affair. A velvet bridesmaids dress in the winter is super chic! We also love the idea of mismatched sequin dresses—that way your bridesmaids can choose a shade that suits them. You could even include the Mother of the Occasion gowns when planning your complementary color scheme. Click here to learn more about Mother of!
Find the Right Fit
A bridesmaid dress is typically ordered using a person’s biggest measurements (from the bust, waist and hips), so your friends will likely buy dresses at least a size larger than they normally wear. If a friend wants to buy a size smaller, let her know it’s much easier to alter a larger dress, and if the dress ends up being too small, she’ll likely have to order a new one and you’d hate for that to happen. Click HERE for a video that will show your bridesmaids how to properly measure themselves to order their bridesmaids dresses online!
All in all, shopping online for your bridesmaids has never been easier! Select the gown, send them the link, and they can do the rest. Don’t forget to use the code FREESHIPPING for free ground shipping in the US! Happy shopping!