FAQs and expert advice about bridesmaid dresses

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Dress SOS

Dress SOS

Q. I've only just got engaged and already the girls who I've asked to be bridesmaids are stressing over what they are going to be wearing. How do I keep them calm while still having some sort of say in what dress they have for our day?

A. Claire Longman and Claire Bird says: Try not to worry – this is something we have seen many times before! Start by arranging an appointment at your bridal boutique together, where you can envisage how you'd ideally like your bridal party to look. This consultation should involve discussing colours and styles, whether this is having your bridesmaids in all the same dress or different designs that complement each other. Often ideas will evolve during the appointment once the bridesmaids have tried on a selection of dresses, and any reputable boutique will be on hand every step of the way to guide and advise, ensuring your vision is met

Claire Longman and Claire Bird, Amara Bridal & Prom