How to dress the bridesmaids is always something that my clients agonize over. It’s such a difficult decision because the bride wants them to look and feel great, but the choices are somewhat limited. Continuing our feature of The Pierre Hotel and Leslie Mastin Events, we are going to talk about how to dress your bridesmaids for a formal New York City wedding.
I know that you have heard me say this before, but I will make no secrets of the fact that I prefer long bridesmaid dresses. To me, they give a much more polished and classic look. You don’t have to worry about the dresses all being hemmed to the same point on each bridesmaid, and what her shoes look like. Also, long bridesmaid dresses are more formal than short, so for this wedding they were the perfect choice.
Mary, our lovely bride above, wanted to do something long and cream. In theory, she like the idea of each bridesmaid having their own dress style, but she was concerned that it would look messy. Ultimately, she decided on the Aidan dress by Jenny Yoo that allowed the bridesmaids to all look the same, but with a twist. This dress is fantastic for several reasons:
1) The shape is great, and flattering on many different body types
2) It comes in a slew of different colors of Luxe Chiffon
3) It’s a convertable dress that can be worn over 15 different ways! This is accomplished with two chiffon panels of fabric on the front and back of the dress that can be concocted into many beautiful styles.
My advice for having this turn out well is to know the style each bridesmaid is going to wear ahead of time, and have it perfected. That way, no one is figuring it out during the rush of getting ready.
Here is a great chart from their website that illustrates many of the different ways it can be worn: