Are Separates Right for Your Bridesmaids?
There is much
to consider when choosing dresses for your bridesmaids.
You want the dresses to look beautiful in their
own right and complement the design of your wedding
at the same time. In addition, it is important for
the dresses to be flattering for your bridesmaids.
Choosing separates as bridesmaid
dresses can fulfill these criteria.
what some may think, separates can be very elegant.
By choosing materials and colors that convey a sense
of simplicity and style, separates can be a flattering
addition to the wedding party.
One of the
main advantages associated with using separates
for bridesmaid dresses is their ability to hide
any figure flaws fairly well. As long as the bottom
of the torso section covers the top inch or two
of the bottom section, separates can smooth out
any bumps, and creates clean lines that complement
nearly any figure.
provide a natural break as well. This fulfills the
same function as a ribbon around the waist, but
without the cinching effect that occasionally accompanies
the ribbon. It also forestalls puckering of bridesmaid
dresses, as well as the unnatural pulling
on fabric of dresses with ties in the back.
It is important
to choose solid, matching colors when using separates
for bridesmaid dresses. Prints
may not match up exactly, and the break in continuity
can detract from the look of the dress. The same
color for top and bottom sections ensures that there
will be a sense of continuity, and it is easier
to conceal imperfections under solid colors.
The old adage
of choosing dark colors for a slimming effect holds
true for separates. Black and dark shades of green,
blue or burgundy are colors that flatter most figures.
All measurements should be accurate to ensure that
the bridesmaid dresses fit properly. Even separates
cannot make up for an ill-fitting dress.
into account the body types of your bridesmaids,
it is possible to choose dresses that complement
them, as well as the wedding ceremony. Separates
can be an elegant and stylish way to provide dresses
that add to, rather than detract from, the appearance
of your bridesmaids.