How To Choose Your Bridesmaid Dresses

Choosing your bridesmaid dresses is such a fun part of your wedding planning but it can also be very stressful! We all have different body types and style preferences and obviously, you want your ladies to look beautiful and feel comfortable! Let us help you navigate the slippery slope of choosing the perfect bridesmaid dresses.

Tips to turn the dress search into a bonding opportunity

  1. Have a fun pajama party, throw in a few bottles of wine and get the bride tribe to brainstorm their dresses.
  2. Plan a fun shopping spree to see what you can find off the rack ( and end the day off with a late lunch and cocktails!)
  3. This will help the bridesmaids bond and will also help you get a good idea of what their individual needs are!

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Choosing the right dresses

Bridesmaid dresses are one of the key elements of bringing the theme of your wedding to life. Along with your décor and stationery, the colours and styles of the bridesmaid dresses will definitely anchor your theme. Keep the theme of your wedding in mind when picking the dresses for your bridesmaids – not only should it match or complement your colour scheme, but also the general feel. If you’re having an informal wedding, the dresses should reflect that. Similarly, if you are having a black-tie event, the bridesmaid dresses cannot be too informal. We adore these classy black bridesmaids dresses from Style Me Pretty.


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Kameo Designs

One of our favourite bridesmaids suppliers is Kameo Designs. Karla from Kameo Designs will go the extra mile to give you your perfect bridesmaids dresses. She is based in Cape Town but her beautiful bridesmaids dresses are sold country wide in all the YDE Stores. Kameo Designs has beautiful bridesmaids dresses in stunning designs and all colours. Another great aspect of Kameo Designs is that it is super affordable and your girl will definitely wear her dress again!

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Bridesmaid Dress Colour

We love the drama and the glitz that a rose gold dress brings to a wedding! Rose gold is such a beautiful colour to compliment a white wedding dress and the colour looks classy and stylish! We are obsessed with the rose gold inspiration below!

Bridesmaid Dresses rose gold Rose gold also goes extremely well with soft pink and pastel colours! If you are the romantic type of bride you should definitely consider using soft pink, peach and gold colours. We are crazy in love with this bridesmaid dress from Forever New.

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Different Styles of Bridesmaid Dresses

There is a lot more freedom nowadays when it comes to the bridesmaid dresses. They don’t have to be the same cut, style and colour anymore. It is unrealistic to find one fit to suit all different body shapes and sizes!

Brides are opting for varying shades of complimentary colours and some brides are letting the bridesmaids choose the style of the dress they want to wear, as long as it fits with the colour scheme. Remember – you want your girls to want to wear their dresses with pride, feel comfortable and confident. It’s also a bonus if they can wear it again, so allow them some freedom when choosing the dresses.

Keep the following in mind:

  1. The body shapes
  2. The colour scheme and how you will link it to your look
  3. Accessories – will they be carrying flowers, balloons or anything extra?
  4. The costs. Remember to stay in budget!

Bridesmaid Dresses gold and nude inspiration

Jacoba Clothing

Another one of our favourite suppliers for the bridesmaids’ dresses, is Jacoba Clothing. At Jacoba Clothing, they make choosing your bridal party dresses super easy, stress-free and pleasant.

Choose a style you love and they make it up in the colour of your choice. Their dresses are designed with a strong focus on the body type in order for everyone to be able to find a dress that makes them feel like a million bucks! Working from pre-designed basics, which you can try on and order in the size and colour of your choice means that you know exactly what your dress will look like on your body before you order. Because of this unique business model, there aren’t numerous time-consuming fittings. No appointment needed! Online orders are welcome and will be sent via courier.

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Royal Wedding dress Inspiration

We are all princesses in our own personal kingdoms and must be treated accordingly! On your wedding day, you want your whole wedding party to look and feel like royalty! The gorgeous Pippa Middleton shows us that wearing a white bridesmaid dress is totally cool! Open up your mind to some new ideas and don’t forget that the bride makes the final decision! You are the queen after all!  

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Bridesmaid Dresses in South Africa

Did you know we have a directory filled with the most fabulous bridesmaid dress designers and stores? You have come to the right place girl! Browse bridesmaid dresses in our wedding directory now! You can also find some inspiration on our Bridesmaid Dresses Board on Pinterest! Happy shopping!


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