Matching Bridesmaid Dresses to Figures
in many figures, and often so do their bridesmaids.
Choosing a dress that flatters all the bridesmaids
can be challenging, especially if there is variety
in the bridal party figures. Some styles flatter
one body type while doing the opposite for other
body types. This can be disheartening for brides,
as well as bridesmaids. Here are a few tips about
selecting bridesmaid dresses that
work well for your bridesmaids based on their figures.
For those bridesmaids who range from voluptuous to slim or less curvy figures,
a sheath style dress, i.e., close fitting dress,
can work. This works well if all bridesmaids have similar figures.
It is important to note, however, that plus-size
bridesmaids may be uncomfortable wearing a
A ball gown works best if the bridesmaids
are close to the same size and build. Ball
gown style bridesmaid dresses
accentuate differences, making small bridesmaids
look small while at the same time creating
the illusion that the larger bridesmaids are
bigger than they are. If all of the maids
have nearly the same size, however, it can
create a very attractive bridal party. This
type of gown works especially well for bridesmaids
who have a fuller bust.
Bridesmaid dresses done in an A-line or princess
style complement a wide variety of sizes and
figures. This style comes in slightly at the
waist and then flares out gently as it falls
toward the floor. As it does not come in definitively
at the waist, as a ball gown dress does, figure
flaws can be smoothed over. This dress works
for pregnant bridesmaids in the first and maybe the
second trimesters , but is not recommended
for those in the third trimester.
Finally, bridesmaid dresses with an
empire waist are practically universal. The
dress flows outward slightly, beginning just
below the bust line. This creates an almost
across-the-board attractive look. If you have
a pregnant bridesmaid in her third trimester,
as well as a variety of sizes to fit, an empire
style dress may be just the ticket.
Choosing a style of bridesmaid
dress that complements all of your bridesmaids
will add to the overall aestheticism of the wedding
party, creating a feeling of continuity. And your
bridesmaids will be happy that they look their best