How To Choose The Right Bridesmaid Dress

April 18, 2013

Choosing the right bridesmaid dress is as important as choosing the right wedding dress. So whether it’s a strapless dress, one shoulder dress, V-neck dress, A-line dress, multi-way dress or a mix of them all, we asked leading formalwear store Swish to share their expert tips on how to choose a bridesmaid dress for your body shape.

One shoulder dress

Universally flattering and sophisticated from maxis to elegant cocktail length gowns. One shoulder dresses are fabulous for a bridal party that ranges in sizes. The one shoulder style is flattering on a smaller size, and slimming on a curvier size. This style offers support on the bust so your bridesmaids will be comfortable on the day. 

Strapless dresses

A sweetheart strapless neckline on your bridesmaid dresses is an elegant and classic look to match with any wedding décor. Strapless dresses accentuate your neckline and décolletage. A sweetheart strapless design shapes the bust perfectly to create a longer torso and is usually cinched at the waist creating a gorgeous hourglass silhouette. Whether it’s knee length or full length, a strapless dress is always a standout for any occasion.

Full length/Maxi dresses

Full length maxi style bridesmaid dresses are floaty and feminine in luxurious chiffons for the ultimate summer bridesmaid look. A maxi style dress is perfect if you are looking for a printed dress for your bridal party. The maxi dress is long, with the top clinging to the body, while the lower portion is flowing. You’ll also notice a banded waistline, which helps to hide the stomach. This means that tall slim girls won’t be the only ones to look good in these dresses – people with hourglass shapes and curvier silhouettes will also look stunning in maxi dresses.

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What’s your ultimate bridesmaid dress?

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