Wedding Fashion: Styling your bridesmaids

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Your big day should be special, but there’s no denying it’s one of the most stressful events to plan. As well as organising the wedding itself and the glitzy reception, you’ll need to take care of the overall look and feel of the big day. Your bridesmaids are one of the most important aspects, as a properly styled bridesmaid complements your dress and makes you look even more stunning.

Here are a few tips for styling your bridesmaids courtesy of House of Fraser…

Go Nude….

No, don’t strip off! Nude coloured dresses are a great way for bridesmaids to show off their natural beauty. Best worn with a messy up-do and a small amount of makeup, nude dresses help accentuate a smile and make for great group shots.

Keep things affordable

Your wedding dress is an outfit you’ll only ever get to wear once, but cherish forever, so it’s only right you’ll spend a little more on it. Your bridesmaids deserve nice dresses, but you don’t need to spend the same kind of money on them. Beautiful options are available from department stores – like these bridesmaid dresses from House of Fraser.

Shorter dresses for stunning style

Dressing your bridesmaids in shorter dresses helps accentuate your wedding gown. They create a contrast that makes both the bride elegant and the bridesmaids eye-catching, allowing you to play off each other.

Throw some shade

Dressing your bridesmaids in varying shades of the same colour is a modern trend that allows you to add variety depending on their skin tone. When you use contrasting dress shades, you’ll need to tie things together with a single colour bouquet – white is always a classic that pairs well with pastels.

Match your bouquets

Your bouquets should offset the style of your dresses. With a bit of thought, the flowers can complement virtually every kind of dress. Generally best when used as contrasts, using a lighter bouquet with a darker dress and vice-versa creates a tasteful but memorable accessory.

Agree on accessories

Bridesmaids want to stand out too, but you’ll need to keep things organised to avoid an array of jewellery that doesn’t properly match. Speak with your bridesmaids before the big day and agree on which accessories you’re all going to wear. Less is often more when it comes to jewellery – something to bear in mind when you’re trying to agree on a theme.

With just a bit of foresight and planning, you can make your bridesmaids shine on your wedding day – just not quite as brightly as you will!

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