Picking bridesmaid dresses can be a dreaded event for many brides. Finding the fine line between what they want, what their bridesmaids can afford, and what styles, fit, and cuts look good on which bridesmaid, can seem like an impossible task. Here Concept Wed shares the designers we are loving right now and why as well as few helpful tips to make the decision process a little bit easier.
When it comes to bridesmaid dresses you really do get what you pay for. While you do not want to ask your ladies to break the bank, if they spend a little more they might actually get something they can wear again (gasp!). To get the best bang for ‘their’ buck Concept Wed recommends Jenny Yoo. The label provides a wide variety of styles, fabrics, and colors. You get options without sacrificing quality. While the dresses average around $250 to $400 depending on length and style you can pick the fabric and color and let your lovely bridesmaids pick a silhouette that flatters their body type. This strategy, also known as picking ‘sister styles’ allows you to determine the overall look and feel while allowing your girls to feel comfortable in a silhouette they picked.
Check out the Jenny Yoo website to see the complete collection jennyyoo.com
If you are looking for a quirky, mismatched or off-beat non-traditional dress check out the collection of party dresses from bhldn, the wedding/party focused label from Anthropologie. The dresses are a bit pricey, but they are truly unique and completely re-wearable!
Find more bridesmaid dress inspiration at bhldn.com.
We could do not a post on bridesmaid dresses and not mention J.CREW and their fabulous line of wedding/party dresses. What we love most about J.CREW is that it is one stop shopping for your bridesmaids. You can put together your entire wedding party look and have your ladies purchase everything, including matching or even mismatched accessories at the same time. Another check in the pro column - pricing is reasonable and since J.CREW is a national clothing brand, the dresses do not have the typical ’bridesmaid dress’ stigma. So, assuming your ladies like the dress you pick, they are more likely to wear it again.
J.CREW also offers great styling inspiration online and in their catalog (if you don’t get a copy in your mail box, be sure to sign up today!). Our favorite look right now… a bold color dress accented with a belt in a contrasting hue (just like the pink dress paired with the orange belt shown below).
For more J.CREW dresses click here: http://www.jcrew.com/wedding/Wedding_Bridesmaid.jsp
Last, but certainly not least Concept Wed loves the bridesmaid dress collection from Saja- especially if you are looking for something with an ethereal feel. Saja dresses are simply beautiful. The light weight fabric, yummy colors with names like buttercup and blackberry, and timeless silhouettes make Saja dresses irresistible. You and your ladies will love the look but better yet, your ladies will also love the figure flattering fits and the totally reasonable prices.
For more information on Saja dresses visit www.sajawedding.com or make an appointment at the New York flagship store (located in the heart of NoLita) by calling 212-226-7570.
When it comes to bridesmaid dresses there are endless options out there, so it is totally natural to feel overwhelmed. To keep yourself sane first focus on determining the look you want to achieve. Concept Wed recommends doing this before seeking the opinions and input of others because once you open the door it is hard to close without stiring up a little drama. Once you have a framework for what you want you can then enlist the help of your bridal party. This will keep their suggestions more focused, more inline with your wedding, and less about what styles and colors they personally like.