Bridesmaid dresses come in all shapes, colors and styles. Picking an appropriate bridesmaid dress can be overwhelming. Many brides choose bridesmaid dresses that are all the same color and style. Some brides choose dresses which are of the same colors but different styles and others choose random bridesmaid dresses for each bridesmaid in their wedding party. The first thing any bride wants to do is choose the colors, if the wedding is formal. An informal wedding has a lot more open- ended options for a bridesmaid or witness.
Not every bridesmaid will be pleased with your choice of dress. It is important to try to stay middle ground. What bride wants their bridesmaids looking more alluring then the bride on their day? Not many! Low cut dresses should be avoided and if you wish your bridesmaids to cover any tattoos pick dresses that do not show the tattoos. It is unfair to make bridesmaids with tattoos buy expensive make up to cover their tattoos, unless of course you will provide the make up for them to do so. Tattoos on the neck or face or forearms will be hard to cover with a dress and either opt for bridesmaids with no tattoos or purchase the make-up needed and present it to them in a kind way.
Avoid dresses that make your bridesmaids look too matronly (unless they are!) Virtually millions of different styles are out there, do not get overwhelmed, ask for advice if needed and go with your instinct when you find a style that you like. Also remember to stay within a reasonable budget if your bridesmaids are purchasing their own dresses. Take into consideration they may not have loads of cash to purchase a designer gown.
Dresses should be as comfortable as possible for bridesmaids. Avoid itchy fabrics and try to be kind by choosing weather appropriate clothing for your bridesmaids. Many brides claim that the bridesmaids will be able to wear the dress again, however this is not likely the case, so do not make the claim.
Once you have the color in mind, shop around for styles you are comfortable with, knowing you cannot please everyone. Having your bridesmaids try on different styles is the best way to go, as it is probably the case that they all wear different sizes. What may look great on a bridesmaid who is a size 12 may not look so hot on a bridesmaid who is a size 0.
Most of all remember that regardless of personal tastes, your bridesmaids are there to support you during your big day and they will pretty much wear what you choose yet be ready for some honest feedback if they do not like it!