As tradition would have it, bridesmaids’ dresses are intended to look uniform. But the rules regarding what your special ladies should wear have come a long way in recent years. We’re all about nailing the professional photos, but we don’t think doing so requires forcing your bridesmaids into ill-fitting gowns that don’t reflect their personal styles.
So what’s our verdict? Give your bridesmaids some flexibility and options, but not too many. Pre-selecting a colour palette and length allows for some wiggle room in cut and style, and allows each gal to select something that she feels comfortable in. Your photos will be #onfleek, as will your ‘maids’ confidence.
Also remember: shoes and styling go a long way. A sleek hairstyle or modern shoes instantly elevate a dress, and can quite easily change the entire look and feel of an ensemble. Don’t be afraid to steer your bridesmaids in the direction you see fit. They’ll thank you later!