Size It Up: If possible, ask everyone in your bridal party to get measured by a professional seamstress or tailor at a department store if they can't make it to the store where you're ordering the dresses. Warn them that bridesmaid dresses sizes are not the same as traditional clothing ones, so chances are their usual size won't apply (read: they'll go up a size or two). Remember: It's always easier to take in a bigger dress than it is to let out a gown that's too small.
Be sure they'll look good: We've all heard about brides that dress their bridesmaids in unflattering gowns so they don't outshine the leading lady, but if you want happy bridesmaids and great wedding pictures you'll want to choose dresses that make them look good.
by Brenda K. Goggins on Aug 10, 2018 Bridesmaids