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Choose A Bridesmaid Dress that Everyone Will Love

There are plenty of ways to choose a bridesmaid dress that everyone will love.

Silhouette

Choose a shape that flatters all of them. It is not an easy task, because some will be tall, others short. Some may have a fabulous figure, while other have more curves and others still have virtually none. If you are intent on everyone wearing the same style dress, look for a silhouette that flatters most shapes. One of the most flattering styles is the A-line dress. This style is slimmer at the top and flares down to the hem, forming an "A" shape. Similarly, an empire cut is fairly snug on top, but the skirt starts flaring out right under the bust. As a result of their silhouettes, both A-line and empire dress are very forgiving cuts. No one will notice a thicker waist or ample hips. Neither silhouette over-emphasizes the bust, which is a good thing for a bridesmaid dress.

Wear Again

Choosing a bridesmaid dress that they could wear again. Today, "wear again" dresses are very popular. They are short and strapless and look like something you would wear to a cocktail party or even a wedding where you are not in the bridal party! The trick is finding one that is formal enough for your wedding - and one that is a flattering silhouette for all the bridesmaids. If you want a formal look, choose a dress in a satin fabric, or even one with a chiffon overskirt. If your wedding is less formal, there are plenty of options - from beautiful prints, cotton sateen, rich charmeuse and even embellished lace materials.

Mix the Colors

With some bridesmaids, the problem with a dress is that the color is not fit for them. Maybe have the same style dress, but let the bridesmaids choose the color that looks best on them. You probably ought to establish a pallet of colors from which you let them choose - like various shades of purple or pink bridesmaid dresses.

Mix the Styles

You can also pick the color, but let the bridesmaids choose the style of dress that they want to wear. This will be also perfect. The color will be consistent, but every bridesmaid will be wearing a style that best suits her figure. Of course, you do not want to mix short and long dresses, and you may want everyone to have the same neckline. But other than that, the bridesmaids can find a lot of variations from which to choose their dresses.