Bridesmaids come in all shapes, sizes and heights. So, there’s absolutely no reason why these special ladies shouldn’t get to feel stunning on your wedding day. After all, they’re going to be on display in front of several friends and relatives and let’s face it, not everyone is comfortable with that! So, as the bride, it’s your duty to orchestrate the proper clothes and accessories in order to enhance your bridesmaids’ figures and features, a task which can be quite problematic during colder weathers.
While Winter Weddings are undeniably romantic, you do have to bear in mind that winter clothes aren’t always flattering. A full-figured bridesmaid, for instance, might not feel comfortable in a thick, bulky anorak. Similarly, a slender, albeit petite lady will be drowned by those thick faux fur coats that are present in almost every winter wedding.
So, to find the perfect winter bridesmaid dresses that flatters every figure, do not hesitate to first find a common ground between all the ladies. Grecian-style dresses, for instance, are flattering to just about everyone, whether your bridesmaid is skinny, pear-shaped, hourglass-shaped or curvaceous. To add a winter twist to the Grecian style dress, do not hesitate to go for elbow-length velvet gloves in a contrasting colour. Bridesmaids can even go for a thick stole, not only to keep warm during the ceremony, but also to add an elegant, eye-catching accessory to the overall outfit.
If you want to be different, forget about wearing the traditional bright pastel hues. In fact, for an ultra-contemporary touch and to bring some flair to the morose winter season, bridesmaids can even opt for white or ivory outfits – not unlike the bridesmaids and flower girls at Kate Middleton’s royal wedding. On the other hand, traditionalists may select dark blue bridesmaid dresses with black dress coats. This will provide quite a beautiful contrast to the white or ivory wedding gown.
Another flattering winter bridesmaid outfit would be an A-line dress with either a full coat or faux fur shrug thrown over it. In fact, shrugs have the tendency to draw attention to the curve between your waist and your hips, hence bringing a homogenous and proportionate look to your silhouette. The double layers will certainly keep the bridesmaids warm and the nipped-in A-line waist is extremely flattering to most, if not all, body shapes. Bear in mind that full-length coats and a shawl around the neck will very easily hide any bulge or wobble, especially if you’re wearing a clingy dress. If it’s snowing, bridesmaids can even go for the classic, albeit fiery shades of red and black to bring some flair and panache to a promising, romantic winter wedding.