Take the Stress Out of Choosing Your Bridesmaid Dresses

November 21st, 2011

If you aren’t one of the thousands of brides that got married on 11/11/11 then you’re probably still in the process of planning your wedding. It is stressful enough trying to figure out what you and your groom want, much less what all the wonderful, but very different, people in your wedding party want to wear.


Not as much of an issue with the groomsmen, but the women in your bridal party are likely going to have different body types and sizes. It is difficult to find one dress to please them all. Luckily, David’s Bridal has found a way to solve this problem. Not only do they have beautiful bridesmaid dresses in 44 different hues, but each style of dress is available in many colors! So you can mix and match and find the dress best suited for each bridesmaid while still maintaining coordination among them. Check out these amazing dresses in one of the season’s hottest colors, Apple.




You don’t even have to worry about finding a perfect match for the rest of your wedding, David’s Bridal can help you coordinate everything from invitations, to tuxedos, to the reception, to favors with their exclusive color palette. It really doesn’t get much easier!

The Bridesmaid Dress That’s Worth Your While

January 4th, 2011

With tons of bridesmaid dresses vying for your attention, it can be a circus choosing the best bridesmaid dress. What’s worse is ending up with a horrible dress you cannot return or exchange for another.


Unsure About the Style?


Unless you are always glued to fashion magazines and stalking fashion models, you might not have any idea what would look good on you. Then when you are asked to be a bridesmaid, you can’t think of anything and hope that anything will be all right. Wrong. You must choose a bridesmaid dress that looks good on you and you look good in it. That is the secret of fashion models.


Instead of trusting what looks good on ramp models, check out what looks good on you. Choosing the right dress will be worth your while and your money. Your bridesmaid dress should highlight your best features and camouflage your imperfections. There’s nothing wrong about asking the sales clerk for a dress that gives a slim silhouette if you are a size 12 or a dress that makes you look taller than your 5′8″ height because bridesmaids all over are doing the same thing.


If you want someone to do the critiquing over the dress, ask your fashionista friends to come along to the bridal shop. Luckily, bridal shops have specialists who can help you tremendously when choosing a style that fits and makes you look gorgeous. These people have the keen eye for details and have been in the business for long that just one look at you they can figure out which fashion style is for you.


Practical Tips


Fashion magazines have every tip for a perfect dress sense. Basically it has to do with the body shape, weight, and coloring. With the basics tucked under your belt, it becomes systematic when shopping for dresses with a particular style you like or want to try. One thing about shopping for dresses is the amazing variety; it really is fun shopping for dresses but you must be able to buy the right dress for your bridesmaid role. Stick to the basic rules when looking at a bridesmaid dress presented to you.


Don’t waste your time looking dresses that are not your size. Go directly to the rack for your size and from there on choose particular styles that attract you. Try them on for size and ask your friends how they like it. The bridal specialist will be on hand to give you advice and may offer you other selections whilst pointing out what makes you look good in each dress.


If you want to do your shopping online, then it’s simpler and convenient. The dresses come in specific sizes and styles, and you can click the color chart for a particular shade of red, blue, green, or pink. Again, don’t waste your time plowing through hundreds of dresses. You must have a style of bridesmaid dress in your mind before you happily click the mouse.


While shopping online, take note of the fabric used for the dress. If you are allergic to synthetic fabrics avoid them. There are dresses available in various fabrics available – silk, sateen, organdy, lace, and chiffon. For your bridesmaid dress, take the time to shop but shop smart so you won’t waste your time and your money.

How To Avoid Hideous Bridesmaid Dresses

December 28th, 2010

The first question is: Have you ever been assigned the terrifying role of a bridesmaid? Do you have some tales of trauma when it came to bridesmaid dresses? If not, you are one of the lucky 70% of the entire bridesmaid population.


There have been quite a few ladies out there who have had serious problems with their bridesmaid dresses. The odd thing is, although bridesmaid dresses are delivered days ahead of the wedding, very few of them actually do something about it.


Here are four of the biggest bridesmaid dresses-related issues:


1. “I look like a bunch of wedding cakes huddled together!”


Looking like a wedding cake in your bridesmaid dresses is awful enough. Looking like a bunch of wedding cakes is the worst. You could just imagine the froufrou, bows and laces. That sort of bridesmaid dress could probably cover up an entire chicken coop – or even an island.


2. “I look like a sausage!”


So, here it is. First, we have wedding cakes, now we have a sausage. Great! Lovely meal. If your problem is that the design, cut and fit of your wedding dress makes you look like processed meat, then the best thing for you to do would be to have it altered. Imagine how uncomfortable you would feel throughout the wedding ceremony if you won’t have it restructured.


3. “The color simply does not work for my skin tone!”


This is actually quite a common problem among bridesmaids all over the world. Sad to say, ladies, that brides can not have their entire wedding theme reorganized just to find a color that best suits your skin tone.


4. “I’m wearing a tent!”


Uh, that is not so bad, actually. A tent is a lot more comfortable than processed meat.


So how do you deal with these? It is elemental, really. Here are a few solutions that might help ease your bridesmaid dresses blues:


1. Ask the bridal boutique if there is anything they can do to change the frivolousness of bridesmaid dresses. Brainstorm and find means to turn a cake-ish dress into a classy, sexy one.


2. Have your skin tight bridesmaid dresses resized. A stitch or two here and there and an alteration in the design is far better than walking down the aisle in agony, doing your best to smile despite having your breath choked out of you. This time, talk with the dressmaker. Specify what you like and what you don’t like. Let her know which assets you want enhanced and which flaws you want to cover up.


3. As for the color, there is really nothing much you can do about it. Simply wear your bridesmaid dresses the best way you could. Nothing beats wearing an armor of confidence. Who cares if the color is not so you when you can own the dress – and the color.


4. For large, extremely loose bridesmaid dresses, you can always have it altered to your style and liking. As mentioned above: Own the dress.

Bridesmaid Dresses For Beach Weddings

October 1st, 2010

Many a bride has found that designing bridesmaid dresses present a challenge worth taking. You have to consider many factors like differences in skin tone, body and face shape as well as personality when designing a fairly uniform bridesmaid dress that will make all the bridesmaids happy. You will soon find that choosing your own bridal dress for your beach wedding was a breeze, pun intended, than choosing the bridesmaid dresses!


Fortunately, you can keep these helpful tips in mind when deciding on the bridesmaid dress that all your beautiful ladies in waiting can wear with smiles on their faces to rival the radiance of the sun during sunrises at the beach.


Weather Conditions


Depending on the location of your beach wedding, weather conditions will vary. For example, if you get married in Florida, you can either experience a subtropical climate or true tropical climates depending on what region of the Sunshine State you are in. And there is also a difference between being married on the lakefront and on the riverfront. Thus, you must design the bridesmaid dresses according to the prevailing weather in the wedding locale. If you get married during the autumn, be sure to include wraps to shield your bridesmaids for the cold. If you tie the knot in summer, then tube tops and spaghetti straps are excellent ideas.


Dress Construction


The bridesmaid dresses must be made of materials that are breathable, skim the body gracefully and present a picture of ethereal beauty. Ideal textiles for this purpose usually include cotton blends, silk, satin and chiffon. Rich fabrics such as wool and velvet have absolutely no place in a beach wedding! Also, you have to ensure that the dress construction allows for the above mentioned ideal textiles to flow smoothly over the bridesmaids’ figures. Think of the images of sea goddesses rising out of the sea with their flowing garments moving with the wind and you get the idea – no stiff corsets and whalebone skirts please!


Beach-y Length


Have mercy on your bridesmaids. Their bridesmaids’ dresses must allow them freedom of movement in the sand and sea. Of course, they are not expected to take a dip but at least they should be able to walk without restraint on the soft sandy beach! Thus, the length of the bridesmaid dress must be ankle-length at most. Knee-length is ideal although you also have to take into consideration the wind conditions as you don’t want your bridesmaids to be holding on to their skirts to prevent peep shows from happening. Not everybody wants to be Marilyn Monroe, after all.


Minimal Embellishments


When it comes to beach weddings, the less embellishments on the dress, the better. You have to avoid formal details like beadings and sequins because these do not belong on the beach. Instead, opt for natural-looking embellishments like thin ribbons and subtle lace overlays, maybe even a corsage instead of a bouquet.


Again, designing bridesmaid dresses present a challenge for most brides. But with beach weddings less formal and more casual, your life as a bride will become so much easier.

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