5 Tips for Styling a Beautiful Bridal Party
Bridesmaid dresses tend to get a bad rap, as TV shows and movies haven't
given them the loveliest of looks. But as the bride — essentially, the director
of the wedding apart from its chief planner — you have the opportunity to
make your bridesmaids feel exceptionally beautiful with thoughtful styling.
But if you need a little help in the styling department, we've got you covered
with our top five tips for having a stunning bridal party:
1. Keep the Venue in Mind
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Before selecting the dresses for your bridal party, you should first think
about your venue, as it determines crucial components like the weather or
theme. Are you having a wedding during the summer? Dresses in lightweight
fabrics are your best bet. Are you having a glamorous theme? Don't forget to
add some sparkle. Or maybe you’re hosting a countryside wedding? Then this
inspiration needed for your bridal party's dresses.
2. Try Different Dress Styles
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Your bridesmaids are the closest people you have in your life, which means
you know that each one has their own personal style. Finding a dress that
will suit everyone can be quite the challenge, so don't be afraid to break tradition and
have different dress styles. As our proprietor Katrina Blanchard previously explained,
having your party wear mismatched dresses is a wonderful way to ensure that
everyone feels comfortable and stylish during your wedding. In this regard, Woman Within's variety of dresses are perfect
for styling your bridal party, thanks to the collection of designs — from their
fun flyaway maxi frock, to their sophisticated lace handkerchief number. If
each bridesmaid feels like their most stylish self, then they'll certainly make
fond memories together on your big day.
3. Consider the Small Details
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Variety and individuality shouldn't come at the cost of cohesion, so be sure
to give thoughtful consideration to the other details of your bridesmaids'
look, such as their hairstyles, makeup, and accessories. These may seem like
small aspects of their attire, but coordinating these features will help create
a unified and chic bridal party. Try giving your bridesmaids all up-dos, or the
same lipstick shade. You can even tie their different dresses together by
giving them pearl hair clips like these featured on Glamour, as they add a
sophisticated element to an ensemble. When it comes to coordinating your
bridal party looks, the little details can make a big (and beautiful!) difference.
4. Don't Play it Safe
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Although blush, navy blue, and soft gray remain the most popular colors for
bridesmaid dresses, why not mix things up by going for unique colors? For
instance, lavender is a lovely color if you're opting for a look on the sweeter
side, while marsala is a rich shade of red that will work well if your wedding
has a rustic tone to it. Another way to jazz things up is to incorporate
embellishments like lace, sequins, or beads for dreamy bridesmaid dresses.
And if your bridal party has mismatched dresses, the trick here for some
coordinated fun is to stick to a set color palette.
5. Give White a Chance
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Wearing white has arguably been the biggest wedding fashion faux pas. But
did you know that having your bridesmaids wear white is actually trendy
now? While this may have started gaining attention back when Kate
Middleton's sister wore white for her 2011 royal wedding, white bridesmaid
dresses go all the way back to 1840, when Queen Victoria chose this color
for her bridal party. If you're up for this trend, not only will you have a regal
bridal party, but you'll have one that looks effortlessly elegant as well. Just
make sure that your wedding gown has a distinct silhouette and fabric so
you can still stand out.
Article contributed by Camilla Pierce
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