(Closed) How should bridesmaid dresses compare to bridal gown?

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

In my opinion, they should have something a little different from your dress! Especially material wise. If you’re in lace, I definitely wouldn’t put them in it.

Post # 3
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Hi! My dress is v-neck. Top is lace and bottom is organza and I chose long strapless chiffon dress for my bridesmaids. I don’t know if what I chose is correct or not but I thought it would look good! Do you have any pics of your dress and bridesmaid dresses that you are considering?

Post # 4
45 posts
  • Wedding: May 2016

I personally prefer them to be slightly similar. My daughter is my Maid/Matron of Honor and only bridesmaid, so I opted for a dress that’s made as the same material as mine, minus the lace. Instead of a sweetheart, strapless top, i chose something more age appropriate. 

My dress with the lace jacket over. Underneath, the bodice is a sweetheart strapless with a criss-cross design. 

This is the Maid/Matron of Honor dress I picked: 

Post # 6
2184 posts
Buzzing bee

midnightjasmine:  I’d either put them in a short chiffon dress or short lace one in a different color. I think the only rule you’ll want to follow with their dresses is that it fits the same overall idea. Your dress is soft and romantic and on the simpler side, so their dresses should be too. I don’t think it matters in the slightest what their neckline or straps look like. Have you asked your girls what they would like to wear?

Post # 8
1581 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I think a simple dress with a little bit of lace on it will do. Both weddings I was in this year, the brides had lace dresses so all of the bridesmaids had lace in their dress somewhere as well. It just kept the overall theme going. Since you’re dress is more simple, I think that I would do a short dress with a little bit of lace at the top to compliment your lace in whatever your colors are. So something like this :


Post # 9
3863 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Bridesmaids dresses should compliment your wedding dress. My dress was gold, lace, 3/4 length sleeves, tea length. Therefore, long bridesmaids dresses were out. I opted for neutrals and pinks because they looked great with my dress. I was very relaxed with my girls, so I had very many necklines, fabrics, colors, etc. and it all turned out fine.

Post # 10
2970 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

 I did mixed styles for my bridesmaids but I had a very similar style neckline to yours. I went for a completely different fabric for them. 

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