Having a hard time choosing the right dress for your bridesmaids? Here are a few tips on how to choose a dress that both you and your bridesmaids will love:

1. Mix and Match!

Gone are the days when your bridesmaids must be dressed identically. Letting bridesmaids choose their own dress allows them to select a gown that suits their body type and budget. If you have a number of different body types represented in your bridal party, allow your girls to select their own dress. To maintain some uniformity, decide on a dress length for everyone to shop for.

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2. Keep it in the family!

Provide your girls with a swatch to use when they shop if there’s a particular hue you’re going for. For a more eclectic look, invite your girls to choose darker or lighter tones in the same color family. Different neutrals in grey or blush will compliment all skin types.

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3. Go for a convertible dress.

Convertible / infinity dresses provide you with a variety of looks within the same color family. Your maids will be able to add their own spin and flair to the dress, while you have the option to pick the fabric and color. Better yet, it’s more likely to be a dress they’ll enjoy wearing again and again.

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4. Go with something non-traditional.

A dress doesn’t have to be labeled “bridesmaid” for your maids to wear them. Be creative, and think outside the box!

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5. Choose something comfortable.

In which season will your wedding be? Will your bridesmaids be outdoors? Choose a fabric that can flow and breathe in the summer. A dress they can dance in with ease is a must. If you’ll be having a fall or winter weather, don’t choose a dress that they will freeze in… particularly if you’ll be taking photos outside!

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6. Keep price in mind!

Don’t let it break the bank. Bridesmaids are on a budget! Do your research, and you might be able to find the same dress (or one that’s virtually identical) for a better price. Here are some dresses we love from Target that are all under $100.

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7. Don’t Write Off the Skirt!

A cute flared skirt and top can flatter many body types, and are fun to mix and match! Choose a bold accessory or top color that will unify your maids, and match their skirts to colors in their bouquet for a cohesive look.

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8. Don’t be afraid to have fun.

We’re in love with these charming dresses by Naughty Shorts, with vintage fabrics and thick ribbon sashes in assorted colors to further differentiate each dress. Play with patterns and textures for a more bohemian / eclectic look, and don’t be afraid to have fun! There are no rules when it comes to your day. Choose dresses that you love, and hopefully your girls will look and feel great in them as well!

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