Class is in Session!
Course: Re-wearing Bridesmaids’ Dresses 101 (No, really!)
Professors: Your favorite Flair consultants!
The 411: Re-wearing your bridesmaid’s dress CAN BE DONE! Today’s designers keep their clients’ tastes and lifestyles in mind. To that end, today’s bridesmaids’ dresses are trendy chameleons; they can be easily dressed up for another formal event, or dressed down for a night on the town!
A few quick tips for success:
Choose a friendly color that fits into most settings (brides, this one is for you). For instance, if you really want your girls in blue, consider a darker shade that is appropriate for re-wearing in any season and that suits most skin tones. A good example is Jenny Yoo’s Evening Blue. It’s not quite navy, but dark enough to look great with all skin and hair colors. Plus, it’s formal enough for your girls to re-wear to a formal event in the future, or throw a denim jacket over it for a dinner date!
;Accessories are your friends! You’d be shocked at how much a bridesmaid’s dress looks like a “regular” dress when you just add a belt and chunky bracelet. Or in the fall, throw on a pair of tights and a cardigan and you’re ready to go! Of course, the material of the dress can either help or hurt you…we recommend avoiding satin as this is harder to pull off as a casual day look. Silk shantung and cotton are much more versatile (hint hint, Coren Moore has both)!
Don’t be scared to step out of the box! Brides today often wonder if the bridesmaid’s dress that they love is too trendy. We say there’s no such thing! Often, if you find the dress to be modern and trendy, it’s one that your girls will love to wear again (atleast until trends change!). For example, Lynn Lugo’s Sophia dress is a cute one shoulder dress with a cocktail length skirt (above the knee); we’ve already had tons of girls tell us they’re wearing it again to another event!
Any questions? You know you can call your friends at Flair for more advice, and we’re happy to point out great styles that your girls can wear again!