Find the right fit: A bridesmaid dress is typically ordered using a person's biggest measurements (from the bust, waist and hips), so your friends will likely buy dresses at least a size larger than they normally wear. If a friend wants to buy a size smaller, let her know it's much easier to alter a larger dress, and if the dress ends up being too small, she'll likely have to order a new one and you'd hate for that to happen.
Finally, let the season be your guide. Rich, saturated colors__such as deep plum and chocolate__work well in the fall and winter months, while lighter shades such as celadon and iris are perfect for spring and summer. Pro tip: If opting for prints instead of solids, keep the rest of the look simple__think: monochromatic bouquets paired with sweet and simple hairstyles and jewelry.
by Allen G. Damiano on Aug 10, 2018 Bridesmaids