Bridesmaid Shopping: The Dos and Don'ts

Bridesmaid shopping is a fun, yet sometimes stressful and difficult, part of wedding planning. Don’t become a bridezilla, or bridesmaidzilla, with our quick guide to choosing the best dresses for your wedding that will have both brides and bridesmaids screaming in glee.

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Do: Consider your theme and colour scheme

Revie London Lana Maxi Dress In Dusty Blue

Revie London Lana Maxi Dress In Dusty Blue (£89)

Remember to keep your theme and colour scheme in consideration when planning any part of your big day, bridesmaid dresses included. This Grecian-inspired Revie London maxi dress is the perfect choice for anyone with a dusty blue in their colour scheme. This is a gorgeous dress that is both feminine and stylish, with a flattering ruched waist and a flowing skirt.

Don’t: Be afraid to think outside the box

Goddiva Beaded Fringe Bardot Maxi Dress Black

Goddiva Beaded Fringe Bardot Maxi Dress Black (£55)

Black bridesmaid dresses certainly aren’t the most common sight, but we can’t deny that they are totally glamorous. This beaded fringe maxi dress from Goddiva is gorgeous and will bring a touch of red-carpet elegance to your nuptials. With its bardot style and its glistening bed of metallic beads, this dress will have anyone feeling their most glam.

Do: Listen to your bridesmaids’ concerns

Goddiva Plus Sequin & Mesh Halterneck Maxi Champagne

Goddiva Plus Sequin & Mesh Halterneck Maxi Champagne (£58)

Remember that your bridesmaids will likely all be different shapes and sizes and that they all deserve to feel comfortable in the dress, or dresses, you have chosen. This beautifully sequined maxi has been designed with curves in mind and is a great choice for plus-size bridesmaids. The gorgeous all-over decor gives a vintage vibe to this modern dress.

Don’t: Forget about comfort

 Goddiva Chiffon Puffy Sleeve Maxi Dress Rose

Goddiva Chiffon Puffy Sleeve Maxi Dress Rose (£65)

Make sure to remember that your bridesmaids will be wearing their dresses throughout the ceremony and reception, and that they’ll likely want to feel comfortable. This lovely rose chiffon maxi will have any bridesmaid comfortable dancing the night away. The fabulous floor-length skirt and shirred waist give this dress a gorgeous romantic boho vibe.

Do: Remember the budget

Goddiva Mesh Embroidered Maxi Dress Navy

Goddiva Mesh Embroidered Maxi Dress Navy (£15)

When it comes to bridesmaid dresses, you need to consider both your own and your bridesmaids’s budgets. This beautiful maxi dress is an affordable choice that can fit almost any budget. The pleated maxi length skirt and floral embroidery will have the wearer feeling like a princess, all without having to spend like one.

Don’t: Forget about accessories!

White Leaf Crystal Heart Necklace

White Leaf Crystal Heart Necklace (£22.95)

In the rush of dress shopping, don’t forget to also pick out accessories, both for the bride and bridesmaids. This lovely heart necklace from White Leaf is totally on-theme for a wedding and is hypo-allergenic, meaning that even those bridesmaids with sensitive skin will be able to wear this gorgeous pendant.

Written by Isobel Pankhurst




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