When looking for potential bridesmaid dresses for her girls, a bride usually wants her maids to be able to wear the dress again. Is it always true? No. Most bridesmaid dresses aren't worn again, but that doesn't have to be the case if the bride is truly conscious of what she picks out for her maids.
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Brides: Start by bringing some of your girls with you, if not all, to pick out their dresses. Have each of them pick a dress they like and then decide which dress looks best on everyone.
Dessy has the new spring line and there are plenty of bridesmaid dresses that can be worn again. For example, the After Six Bridesmaid Dress Style 6687 can definitely be a dress worn again. It is a cocktail length dress that is perfect for any occasion.
Pick a dress that is flattering to every girl's body type, so that each of your maids will want to wear their dress to another function and feel comfortable in it. If there isn't one dress that looks good on everyone, pick a few dresses for the bridal party that works for each body type -- if you don't mind that they aren't completely uniform in style.
Color plays a big factor, not every color suits everyone. It is far more likely that your maids will want to wear their dress again if they like the color on the day of your wedding. Be conscious of everyone's skin tone and understand that just because you like a color doesn't mean it's the one you should go for.
Speaking of color, a new dress from the Dessy Collection is the Dessy Collection Style 2910 bridesmaid dress which comes in a myriad of colors, is the perfect “wear again” dress. It is a full length strapless lux chiffon dress with an asymmetrical draped bodice and slit that is just the dress that can be worn again in colors like claret, wild berry, stormy, and posie among others.
If you can't decide on one color, pick a family of that one color and let your maids choose which one they would prefer to wear. Make this an alternative to the uniform bridesmaid dresses.
Don't rush to pick the bridesmaid dresses, take the time to look at various brands. Always keep your preference in mind, and always think about what the girls may love to wear for your wedding day and afterwards.
If you are in a rush to pick the right bridesmaid dress, take a look at Dessy's In-Stock Bridesmaid and Twist Dresses, there is a whole collection of dresses that can be worn again to all sorts of functions. One dress in particular that makes for a great “wear again” option is the Alfred Sung Style D542, which is a strapless cocktail bridesmaid peau de soie dress with a draped bodice and pockets! Who doesn't love pockets?
Left to right: Alfred Sung style D542, Twist Dress, In-stock Lela Rose style LR200
It's important that your girls are comfortable in their dresses, this way they will love them enough to wear it again. Upon choosing a dress how it can be worn again, explain to your bridesmaid where alterations can be made, (possible straps for a strapless dress, cutting the hemline to make a long dress short.)
There isn't anything better than a happy bridesmaid on a wedding day! You want to be practical yet classy for the wedding and, more importantly you want the bridesmaids to want to wear their dresses at other occasions.
Here are some other dresses you might want to think about as possible wear again bridesmaid dresses which can be found on Dessy.com:
The Twist Wrap bridesmaid dress is a versatile and comfortable dress ideal for travel, so if you have an occasion that requires you to travel far, this is the dress to pack.
The Lela Rose Style LR193X is a cocktail length dress, comes in so many beautiful colors and has such a renaissance look about it, definitely worth considering a second time.
The Social Bridesmaids Style 8133 bridesmaid dress is an excellent option to wear again for another occasion, it has cocktail length strapless stretch charmeuse dress with a sweetheart neckline and draped bodice and skirt.
For your junior bridesmaid, brides may want to consider a dress like the Junior Bridesmaid Dress JR522 for the young girl in your bridal party that is sure to have many other functions where she can wear her bridesmaid dress again.
Clockwise from top left: Junior Bridesmaid Dress JR522, The Twist Wrap Dress, Social Bridesmaids style 8133, Lela Rose style LR193X