Find the Perfect Bridesmaids Dress

Choosing the perfect bridesmaids dress: A few simple guidelines...

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Are you ready to shop for the perfect bridesmaids dress? We have gathered some advice for you, to make the process as smooth as possible.

  • Work with the bridal shop so that you understand standard delivery times and what it may cost if they have to pay for rush delivery. Then make deadlines for your bridesmaids so that all orders are placed in a timely manner.
  • Choose a gown that is stylish and flattering. Do not turn your best friends into fashion victims!
  • Do not overdo with embellishments. Simple elegant designs work for everyone. Complete the look by adding jewelry and shoes.

Quick Tip: Standard delivery time for bridesmaids dresses is between 12 and 20 weeks (depending on the designer you choose)! Plus you need to build in time for tailoring. The rule of thumb for ordering is 9 months in advance (6 months at the very latest).

  • Search for a gown style that flatters the different sizes and shapes of your bridesmaids. A-line skirts and empire waists tend to look good on all body types.
  • Do not try to find a bridesmaid gown that matches your bridal gown. Look for a style that compliments your gown and evokes the feel that you are going for.
  • Sometimes there is not just one perfect bridesmaids dress. Consider choosing a specific designer and color and let each maid pick a style that will suit her. You can also incorporate other preferences such as gown length and fabric type.

Quick Tip: Alfred Angelo makes it very simple to let your bridesmaids choose the perfect style. They offer hundreds of choices all made in the same color choices. 

  • When deciding on color, consider your bridesmaids complexions and hair color. Brighter colors are generally more flattering for all skin tones. Pastels look nice against fair complexions, but may be too distracting against a darker complexion.
  • If you're considering strapless dresses or bridesmaid gowns that don't accommodate a regular bra, ask your bridal party if they would be comfortable in such a style before you decide.

Quick Tip: The right undergarments can help any gown become the perfect bridesmaids dress! Consider long-line, strapless bras or push up gel cups. Spanx and other body shapers can really help accentuate the "good", while hiding the "not so good"! The right undergarments will ensure a perfect fit.

  • Ask your bridesmaids to go shopping with you, but do not bring them all at once if you have more than four. Too much input makes it difficult to form and express your own opinion. The internet is an excellent tool for sharing photos and web pages of gowns that you like. Email your maids your ideas and listen to their feedback.

Quick Tip: Considering a short gown for your bridesmaids? If so, your pictures will look more uniform if they wear the same or similar style shoes. Many shoe designers make the same shoe in varying heel height's. So finding one style shoe that everyone can live with is pretty easy.

  • Be considerate of your bridesmaids present financial situations. The price range for bridesmaids dresses vary from region to region and designer to designer. Get an idea of their limits and do your best to stay within them. If you fall in love with a gown that is over their budgets, consider paying the difference yourself.

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Alfred Angelo ~ America's Favorite Bridesmaids Dress

Customize your bridal party with the Alfred Angelo bridesmaids dress collection! All bridesmaids styles are available in short or long, in any of the season's 62 hottest colors, in sizes 0 through 30W. The 2016 collection is both fashion forward and elegant. There are styles for all themes, modern, vintage, traditional, modest and more. With all of these options, you can easily find the perfect bridesmaids dress at Catherine's Bridal Boutique! 


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Lace Bridesmaids Dresses ~ From Alfred Angelo

These lace bridesmaids dresses are so beautiful. They are available in white, ivory or black lace, with any of the available 62 colors underneath. Customize your look with short or long styles. They are a great choice if you are going for a vintage or traditional look. 

The 2016 Bridesmaid collection will also feature lace dresses in 13 additional colors, perfect to compliment your wedding look! Come into the store to see the new lace bridesmaid dresses and beautiful color palette. 

These gowns also make wonderful informal bridal gowns, as they can be ordered in all ivory!

Lace and Sequin Bridesmaids Dresses ~ From Mori Lee

We are proud to be carrying all Mori Lee bridesmaid gowns again for 2016! This beautiful collection features lace, sequin and incredibly special dresses guaranteed to be a hit with all of your bridesmaids.  Sequin bridesmaid dresses are a fun way to make your wedding stand out.

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