There’s something wonderful about being a bridesmaid – and something unsettling. You want to look your very best, but it’s really bad taste to try to outshine the bride!
You need to be available to help the bride in the months preceding the wedding. And it’s expensive to be an attendant. As well, you may not be comfortable in the gown that you’re expected to wear. These all must be considered before you say “Yes!”
It’s great to be an insider at a special occasion. And you’ll be a winner if the bride offers to just select the gown colour but then allows each of her attendants to choose their own style.
Choosing your style
Be ruthless about examining your figure.
- If you have untoned arms, perhaps have a cape sleeve or a dress with a shrug or small cape.
- If you have a tick waist, consider a drop waist.
- If you have great legs, consider a just-below-the-knee dress.
- If you have wide hips, have a dress with a gentle flair that will make the hips less of a factor.
- If you are heavy avoid all stiff fabrics, such as taffeta or a heavy lace. Choose a soft fabric that will follow the lines of the body or fall in soft folds.
You may not be a queen for the day, but you’re entitled to be a princess. So go for it!