Wedding Ideas: Bridesmaids

5 of the Best Bridesmaid Options

Dressing your bridesmaids can be tricky. Chances are they're different shapes, sizes and colouring and you want them all to feel happy on the day and comfortable with what you've chosen. But of course it is your wedding and that often means matching a colour scheme or style. Sometimes finding the right bridesmaid dresses can be more of a mission than finding your wedding dress!

1. Best for different fits : Two Birds Bridesmaid

Lots of designers have cottoned on that wearing the same dress doesn't always work if it doesn't flatter every bridesmaid's shape. Many now offer the option to have the same material and colour but with a different fit. What Two Birds do which is slightly different is offer lots of ways to wrap the straps of same dress so each outfit looks individual. 

Photo credit; Alex Newton

Photo credit; Alex Newton

2. Best for ready to wear: Maids to Measure

A great online service which allows you to select your length, design and colour, and the dresses are delivered to your door. Brilliant for bridal parties who prefer a more no fuss approach and don't want to spend hours at fittings. And remember, you can always get a seamstress on board or even a helpful family member of friend to improve the fit if needed.

Photo credit: Maids to Measure

Photo credit: Maids to Measure

3. Best for high street: Asos

Not everyone has the budget for designer dresses but bridesmaid fashion doesn't have to be pricey. Asos has a great range of options, it's well worth checking them out. Buy up a bunch and get your maids to do a mini fashion show for you to whittle down the favourites and return the rest. Again if further fitting is needed you can find a seamstress to make sure everything fits to perfection and no one can tell it cost you £40 a dress

4. Best for 1950s: Honeypie Boutique

Giving the option between ready to wear and custom made, this boutique offers reasonably priced 1950s style swing dresses in a variety of colours, material and necklines.

5. Best for jumpsuits: House of Ollichon

OK technically these are bridal jumpsuits but that's not to say they couldn't work for your bridesmaids as well. You can also find jumpsuits on the high street at numerous shops, you've just got to grab them up when you see them as they don't hang around for long!

Kay Jumpsuit

Kay Jumpsuit