Your bridesmaid dresses should complement, not clash with, your gown. Fair enough—but now what? Start by taking a close look at your gown's fabric, feel, and formality, and use our pairings to help you determine a shopping strategy. http://www.bosgoo.com/pick-a-bridesmaid-dress_t39.html 1.A ballgown in an airy fabric like tulle requires a bridesmaid dress in a lightweight fabric, like chiffon (satin, for example, would be too heavy and rich). And the to-the-floor length and dark hue of this bridesmaid dress hold up to the wedding gown's air of black-tie formality. 2.The necklines don't have to be the same, you know. Here, the bridal gown has a sexy, cut-out neckline, but we chose a one-shoulder bridesmaid style, which would offer the ladies a bit more coverage. 3.We imagine this lace sheath looking gorgeous at a formal garden affair, so we chose a floor-length bridesmaid dress with a floral detail at the waist, and a similar sweetheart neckline. The bright pink hue emphasizes the bridal gown's feminine and romantic vibe. 4.If you're sporting a sexy and dramatic gown, you clearly love the spotlight. So keep your bridesmaids looking smart and put-together in LBBDs (little black bridesmaid dresses)—in this context, the contrast will make you stand out even more. What's in it for the girls? No bridesmaid dress offers more wear-again potential than something cute, short. 5.If you're wearing a vintage-inspired dress, keep your bridesmaids looking relatively modern so the whole gang doesn't look too "period piece." This bridal gown has a 1950s-style tea-length skirt, while the bridesmaid dress, with its full, flared skirt, is an updated twist on '50s-era fashion, thanks to that flirty, above-the-knee hemline. 6.The only time it would be appropriate for bridesmaids to wear strapless red satin mini dresses: If you're showing off your figure in a supersexy mermaid gown with a come-hither one-shoulder neckline. In this example, the ruching on both garments keeps the look cohesive (and flattering). 7.If your bridal gown features a strong detail, look for bridesmaid dresses that have the same element used in a different way. Here, we're talking about a modern bow treatment—one at gown's waist, and another version perched on the bridesmaid dress's shoulder，and front is also well. 8.Tiered layers of tulle and floral-patterned lace make this bridal gown the ultimate in ethereal romance—perfect for a formal daytime garden party. To match the gown's sash and ultrafemme feel, we chose a ladylike bridesmaid dress in a floral jacquard. A champagne hue is always a smart choice when the backdrop will be full of colorful flowers; try a longer style for an evening event at a similar venue.
on 2010-12-20 03:26