What do you do when you want to improve your clothes? You accessorise, of course. So, what do you do when you want to improve your wedding dress; you know, really make it stand out? You accessorise, of course!
With a wedding dress, one of the best ways to accessorise is via the bridesmaids’ dresses. This is the topic of the article. Below, we are going to look at ways that you can create a unique and beautiful twist to your wedding by focusing on the choice of wedding dresses…
…And before you get too worried, the bridesmaids will complement you. They won’t upstage you!
Dresses for All the Seasons Whatever the season (winter, spring, summer, or autumn), whatever the theme (vintage, goth, classic, cupcake, anything you can think of), you can find bridesmaids dresses that work with your outfit, and not against it.
There’s a very simple trick for getting the bridesmaids dresses to work for you: use them as the canvas. Basically, this means that all the bridesmaids match: they’re in similar colours, similar styles, etc. there’s a uniformity to them, with a few twists (e.g. different hues of the same colour). This creates a backdrop against which you stand in your swing, pencil, tight, flowing, vintage wedding dresses (whatever the style). It makes your dress the focal point. Your dress will stand out against the canvas of the bridesmaids. It’s a very simple trick and it’s incredibly easy to pull off. There are so many different ways of achieving this ‘canvas/focal point’ look. Here are a few examples:
1. You can dress everyone in the same style of dress – exactly the same. So, you might wear a vintage dress, and your bridesmaids wear the identical vintage style dresses, but you add a twist to your dress, which in this case is the colour. You’re all wearing the same dress, but you stand out because of the colour.
2. You have a similar style dress, but one that doesn’t match the bridesmaids. Meanwhile, they all wear the exact same style dress but in different hues of the same colour. For example, some wear dark red while others wear a bright red. You can then contrast those using flowers. Those in the dark dresses hold bouquets in a bright red and those in a bright red hold bouquets in a dark red.
3. You all wear dresses made of the same materials, but you wear a style that has a lot of body (e.g. a swing style dress), while they wear a style that is very slim line (i.e. a pencil dress) – or vice versa.
These are three fantastic ways to make your own wedding dress stand out. There’s a lot of experimentation to be had within these ideas, so do spend time going through various permutations.
We hope that you have found this article fun and useful. If you’re looking to buy bridesmaid or wedding dresses in a vintage style, then check out our collection.