As much as the color of the bridesmaid dresses is important, it's definitely not the only thing to take into account when shopping. If you're a bride-to-be, you need to think about other aspects as well.
Bridesmaid dresses are to be worn all day long, throughout the time when the bride is getting ready, the ceremony and the reception. So the dresses should be comfortable and not feel out of place wearing them. Tight corsets, strapless designs or long, narrow skirts may look great, but if your bridesmaids can't move in their dresses, they won't be able to be suitable. So opt for dresses that give them some breathing room, designs that will hold in place no matter how much running or dancing the bridesmaids do and hemlines that don't get in the way with each step.
You want your bridesmaids to look pretty and feminine, so avoid any designs that are too loose or too tight, take into consideration all your friends individually and either choose a design that will flatter them all, or decide to have the bridesmaid dresses differ slightly in cut so that neither of the girls is self conscious when standing in front of your wedding guests.
What's more, the price! You don't want your friends to have to spend too much on bridesmaids dresses they will only wear once, so shop smart and don't be afraid of sales or talking to your bridesmaids where they would feel comfortable as far as price range, and that way you won't have any unpleasant surprises to deal with. Shopping bridesmaid dresses online may be a great way, because you can find many styles and colors over the internet. Most of dresses are affordable.