3 Ways to Match Bridesmaid Dresses to Your Wedding Dress

bride holding bouquet of flowers with her bridesmaids

Most brides tend to focus a lot of their attention on their wedding gown. After all, it is probably the most expensive and grandest dress you will wear in your life. However, you must give importance to choosing your bridesmaids’ dresses too.

Bridesmaids’ dresses need to complement your wedding gown because it helps tie in your wedding’s overall look. These will contribute a lot in how your wedding looks and feels like to the guests and most especially, how good your wedding photos will be.

Some brides make the mistake of not carefully choosing their bridesmaids’ dresses and yet investing in an excellent photographer – only to end up with the wedding entourage not looking good together in the photos. You will be having many photos taken with your bridesmaids. For maximum positive effect, make sure they do not just look great on your bridesmaids, but their dresses match your wedding dress too.

Before checking out some bridesmaid’s dresses at Saved by the Dress, it will be good to keep in mind some ways you can match your bridesmaid’s dresses to your wedding dress. Here are some ideas you can use:

Go With The Theme

Your wedding gown and bridesmaids’ dresses must both reflect your wedding theme. If you’re having a beach wedding, for example, choose light and breezy fabrics and shorter hemlines. This way, you and your bridesmaids’ will be comfortable and at the same time avoid dragging your dress on the sand. If you are going for other specific themes, such as rustic, vintage, or Victorian, remember to apply the theme when choosing your bridesmaids’ dresses as well.

Matching Styles

Wedding gowns come in many styles and shapes and your bridesmaids’ dresses should complement it. If you’re wearing a princess-style gown with a very full skirt, you can have your bridesmaids wear a dress with a similar cut but in different colours. Is your wedding dress modern and elegant? Match it with bridesmaids’ dresses that are long, structured, and formal. You can simply pick a single element in your wedding dress, such as the neckline or the waistline, and you may choose to have similar styles for your wedding dress and bridesmaids’ dress. ‘Matching’ styles may also mean ‘contrasting’ styles, such as your wedding dress with a strapless neckline and all your bridesmaid’s’ dresses with halter necklines.

Similar Fabrics

Wedding gowns using fabrics such as Chiffon, Satin, and Tulle are easy to match with the same type of fabric for your bridesmaids’ gowns. It’s harder to do with lace and other more detailed gowns though. In this case, you can just choose to add similar accents on your bridesmaids’ dresses so that they will still complement yours.

Your bridesmaids will be standing with you during your wedding so you don’t want them to upstage you yet you still want them to look nice. Choosing their dresses can be challenging though but it can be easier with stores, such as Saved by the Dress, that can provide you with options and make shopping more convenient for you.

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