Choosing The Perfect Bridesmaids Dresses To Compliment Your Bridal Outfit

Even though the bride will always be the centre of attention on the big day, the bride will still want her bridesmaids to look the part – as what the bridesmaids are wearing is just as important as the rest of the wedding party.

It can be very difficult finding a dress that will not only compliment your wedding dress and be in keeping with the colour scheme for the wedding, but that will also suit the individual style and figures of your chosen ladies.

So let’s explore some of the bridesmaids’ dresses Coco Fashion has in store and help you decide which dresses will be the best choice for your big day.

Short vs Long

If you’ve chosen a floor length wedding dress then you might want to opt for shorter bridesmaids dresses to contrast against your outfit, and vice versa if you have a shorter wedding dress.

You need to be aware of the height of your bridesmaids when choosing a shorter style, as very tall bridesmaids will look too “leggy” in short dress. If you have bridesmaids of all different sizes and shapes, it is probably wise to opt for long bridesmaids dresses, as floor length dresses look good on almost all women – and you will avoid any issues some bridesmaids’ may have with showing off their legs this way as well.


Straps vs Strapless

There are some beautiful bridesmaids’ dresses available with some fantastic strap detail, which really adds that extra edge to the dress, but not all body shapes will suit straps. If you have any bridesmaids who have particularly broad shoulders then you are likely to find that straps don’t sit the way they should do on these women.

Strapless dresses look great on most figures, so styles without straps may be the safer option in the long run, as they won’t cut your special ladies in awkward places and spoil the overall effect of the dress.


All The Same vs Mix & Match

Whilst it’s common for brides to choose one style of dress for the whole bridal party to wear, it’s not always possible to find one style to suit all of your bridesmaids’ figures – so don’t be afraid to choose different styles of dress to suit each individual lady, but keep them in the same colour palate to avoid any colour clashes.


At Coco Fashion, we have a wide range of bridesmaids’ dresses to choose from, all designed by high-fashion bridal wear designer Ronald Joyce. You and your bridal party can come in and enjoy an afternoon at Coco Fashion, trying on bridal dresses and bridesmaid gowns in our luxurious and spacious dressing rooms – where the Coco Fashion team will be on hand, with a glass of bubbly and their expert advice on fitting and styling.

All of our dresses are available in sizes 8 to 26, and we can even provide a full fitting service for the whole bridal party using our specialist alterations service.  Make choosing the perfect bridal, bridesmaids and mother of the bride dresses an experience to remember, with no pressure to buy and friendly staff on hand to help.

Best Regards,


Alice Cox

Boutique Owner

Coco Fashion