Expert Advice To Choose Bridesmaids Dresses

Kate Halfpenny is a well-known stylist, fashion designer and founder of the British luxury brand Halfpenny in London. Who better to ask how to choose bridesmaid dresses?

Founded in London in 2005, Halfpenny London has become one of the leading luxury wedding and evening wear brands in the UK. They are known for creating innovative, chic and separate dresses for a modern woman with a pronounced touch of British coolness.

B’OVED spoke with Kate to find out her top tips on how modern brides should think about how to dress up and decorate their bridal shower on their big day.

KATE, WHERE SHOULD YOU START WHEN CHOOSING OUTFITS FOR A WEDDING SHOWER?

When choosing dresses for bridesmaids, you need to consider a lot, but this should not cause stress. I would start by clarifying the color scheme and discussing with your group your specific ideas and requirements for you and for you – for example, how to cover your shoulders in church or maybe a scar or tattoo that your bridesmaid would prefer to cover on the day. Then it’s time to get inspired, so check out Pinterest or Instagram to find styles that you all like and agree with. Pay attention to the current style of your bridesmaids and what silhouettes they usually wear at the party. The inspiration for the sister collection was that none of my friends would wear the same thing. There are options for every body shape to make everyone feel comfortable.

WHAT IS THE CURRENT TREND REGARDING BRIDESMAIDS?

To be honest, I’ll never know about trends. Who cares what everyone else is doing? Mind your own business! Since marriages have been in a state of uncertainty for more than a year, I think anything is possible at the moment! Couples are breaking the rulebook, and I like that.

SYNC OR NOT MATCH?

Owned. No two bodies are the same, so I like it when bridesmaids can express themselves in their outfits, but the overall image is harmonious and always suitable for a wedding. Thus, they are more likely to choose things that they like and that they will wear again after a significant day.

IF THEY DON’T MATCH, WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET SUCH A VIEW?

There are so many ways to do this that look awesome, but the easiest way is to dress everyone in the same fabric, then you can all choose exactly the outfit that you are comfortable in, and everyone will be happy. Another suggestion would be to have the same outfit (if everyone agrees with the uniform!) Different colors or tones of the same color, or perhaps all in different versions of the same print. There are so many options, and as long as the couple likes the overall effect, everything is fine!

DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS FOR ORGANIZING A WEDDING SHOWER?

I would take into account your individual style, because everything doesn’t have to be the same unless you want it to be. I personally like it when bridesmaids, for example, have slightly different bouquets. Have fun with it! At my wedding, the flower girls were dressed in cute little rabbit ears, and the young girls on the side were in owl outfits with small strips of felt like wings. They loved her and had so much fun running and playing. It’s your wedding, so be as quirky, cool, silly or serious as you want when it comes to accessories or whatever!

WHAT IF YOUR BRIDESMAIDS HAVE DIFFERENT BODY SHAPES?

I would just ask my bridesmaids what they would prefer to wear the most, or if there was an absolute “no-no” for them. Discuss their ideas and send them all the styles they like. People can be very accommodating when it comes to weddings, but we all have parts of our body that we prefer to highlight than others, and I think it would be a shame for everyone to feel unhappy about the outfit chosen for them when there are so many beautiful alternatives.