Because our beloved best friends come in all shapes and sizes, finding a bridesmaid dress that will highlight the beauty of each body type, while ensuring that everyone will be comfortable from the church door to the dance floor, is at the top of a bride’s priority list. Some brides choose a couple of different bridesmaid dress styles or ask their bridesmaids to choose their own dress in a particular color, but if you have your heart set on matching dresses for all of your bridesmaids (or even want to mix and match on your own), check out these 10 bridesmaid dresses that are sure to look stunning on all of your closest girlfriends.
The Illusion Neckline
It’s no secret that the larger the bust size, the more necessary the support. When it comes time to hit the dance floor, your bridesmaids will thank you for giving them a way to wear a bra with straps. If you are looking into sleeveless dresses for your ladies, consider a dress with an illusion neckline instead. The lace-but-nearly-sheer sleeves enable them to sneak nude bra straps by unnoticed.
The Chiffon Skirt
An easy, breezy chiffon skirt is a flattering choice for women of any size. Because it floats away from the body without adding too much volume, the style of this skirt lengthens and slims.
The Nearly-Cropped Top
The non-traditional crop top/skirt combination was a hit this year, but not all of your bridesmaids are going to be thrilled with baring their stomachs at your wedding. If you are in love with the look, consider tucking a top that is similar to your favorite crop top. This alternative still evokes that elegant and airy look, while keeping your bridesmaids comfy.
If your girls are uncomfortable with baring their arms, a dress with loose-fitting short sleeves can be an attractive option. You can also choose a dress with a v-cut neck or back, so they don’t feel too covered up.
The Godet Gown
For a look reminiscent of the 20s and 30s, you don’t have to settle for short skirts and fringe. If you are in love with that old Hollywood style, check out the godet gown with its dropped waist and additional flowing fabric beginning at the knees. This cut is an elegant and sophisticated choice and looks stunning on all body types.
The Loose Curve-Hugger
With the proper cinching and cut, the curves that some of your bridesmaids may be looking to hide are instantly shown in their most flattering light. Rather than gravitating toward a mermaid gown, a curve-hugging dress that is pulled in at the waist, ruched at the back and loosely hugs the lower half is far more flattering on a majority of women.
The Knee-High Slit
If you are looking to bring some spice to your bridesmaid dresses by showing a little leg, some of your girls might start to get a bit nervous. To ease their worries, consider choosing a dress with a slit or rise no higher than the knee. You will achieve that swishy, slightly sexy look without making anyone uncomfortable.
The Wrap Dress
For dresses that will pop on the dance floor, choose a wrap dress with a belted waist. The fluttering edge adds a festive party feel, while the pull of the wrap creates the illusion of an hourglass figure on women of any shape or size.
The High Necked V-Back
Plunging necklines are tricky to navigate. On one of your bridesmaids, it might be too loose, revealing a little too much, while on another it might show more cleavage than she would like, particularly during a church ceremony. If you love the detailing of a v-cut but are worried about a dress being too revealing, a gown with a higher neck and a v-cut back is a great option.
The Midi Skirt
If you’re having a summer or outdoor wedding, and you are looking for a shorter bridesmaid dress, consider going with a midi skirt rather than a skirt that lands above the knee. Dresses can lift or flare in different places on each body type, and if a dress comes in too short, it can be difficult as well as expensive, to have it altered. Do your best ladies a favor by choosing a slightly longer, cut.
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