Being a bridesmaid is an honor and a responsibility, and dressing appropriately is an obligation. How should you dress when fulfilling this role? What dress and accessories should you choose to make a good impression and show respect to the bride and groom? Of course, given the countless styles, shapes, and colors of clothing on the market, the choice is quite daunting. If you’re not sure what to wear on your loved one’s most beautiful day, when the eyes of your guests will be on you, follow our advice and be the perfect wedding witness.
First of all, the bridesmaid should have a sober and modest appearance. However, it is best to avoid dresses that are too short, low-cut dresses (especially for weddings involving religious ceremonies), and colors that are not appropriate for a wedding, such as white or black.
The outfit can also include fancy decorations or be richly decorated with sequins, stones, or unique treatments; the important thing is that it is in good taste and does not steal the show from the real protagonist of the event: the bride.
The bridesmaid’s job, in fact, is to support the bride during her most beautiful day and certainly not to eclipse her. Now, think about the most appropriate dress for one! And don’t forget to complete and complement such an elegant hairstyle.
The bridesmaids will generally wear a long or mid-length dress. As a general advice, thin straps or strapless dresses should be avoided, as they give the impression of being too sexy, if not vulgar. However, there are times when a short or strapless dress may be appropriate as a maid’s outfit if it is distinctive.
For example, choose soft, non-offensive, pastel shades, and elegant materials, such as floral prints or satin, for short dresses. You can also enjoy embroidery, sequins, and embellishments to the fullest while keeping the color subdued. Dresses with gold sequins are more appropriate for winter than summer, while lightweight tulle ruffles are perfect for the warmer months.
And what about accessories? If the bridesmaid’s dress is suitable, which is sober and very elegant, you can indulge a little more with accessories such as shoes and bags, adding a point of interest to the outfit.
If you are wearing a plain pastel-colored dress, your shoes and bag should be studded with gold, sequins, or colored glitter. Bold use of accessories, such as gold sandals, can add light and elegance to your outfit.
Similarly, shoes with bijoux (strictly no heels!) will definitely add a fashionable touch to your outfit. Try to choose shoes that match your dress to leave all your guests speechless and attract the attention of friends and relatives of the bride and groom while not overdoing it.
The best bag for a bridesmaid is the classic ceremonial bag – small, ornate, and precious. The best small bags are naturally clutches or shoulder bags.
A clutch bag with bijoux or a delicately embellished shoulder bag will add a touch of glamour to the witnessing occasion. Glitter and metallic textures should also be incorporated while balancing the look, but not overdoing it.
If your dress is already embellished with gold or sequins, the bag you choose should not be either. In that case, opt for plain-colored bags, without appliques or unique ruffles: minimal design will be your best friend for that day.
Finally, consider investing in a sturdy clutch bag made of unusual or recycled materials: wood, metal, plastic, resin. The possibilities vary, but they are fashionable and go perfectly with any bridesmaid’s dress.
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