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Bridesmaid Dresses: What Would Vera Do?

When it comes to choosing dresses for your bridesmaids, one size definitely doesn’t fit all. Not only that, but not all styles are going to be universally approved. What to do? Vera Wang has a few suggestions… Read on!

 

Vera WangQuestion: How do I make all of my bridesmaids happy with my choice of a bridesmaid dress?

Answer: It is customary for the bridal party to take the cue from the bride when it comes to wedding fashion. However, most brides these days are sensitive to the range of tastes, sizes, shapes and incomes of her attendants.

If you are finding it challenging to find a singular bridesmaid dress that suits your entire bridal party, then consider creating a common thread: Pick the color and let each attendant select a style in that color that most flatters her shape. You can also let each bridesmaid choose her own dress and create conformity through accessories, hairdo and make-up. That said, different bridesmaid dresses respect individuality but can also be distracting.

You are the bride, and while you should be as accommodating as possible to your bridal party, they should ultimately respect your overall vision for your wedding day including your choice of a bridesmaid dress.

—Excerpted with permission from Vera Wang’s RSVP Club newsletter. Want to read more of Vera Wang’s newletters? Click here to subscribe.

Jolene Posted by Jolene on Dec 10, 2009.
Filed under Brides Want to KnowExpert AdviceFashionVera WangWedding Dresses


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