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How to choose bridesmaid dresses

When planning a wedding, one of the biggest decisions to make is what your bridesmaids will wear. Finding the perfect dresses for your bridesmaids can be a fun task, but it can also be quite stressful. With so many styles, colours, and fabrics to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. 

Fortunately for you, NADINE MERABI can guide you through the process of how to choose bridesmaid dresses that will complement your wedding theme, flatter your bridesmaids' figures, and make your bridal party look and feel their best. Whether you're looking for classic, elegant dresses or something more modern, we've got you covered.

How to choose the colour of your bridesmaid dresses

Quite possibly the most important aspect of choosing your bridesmaid dresses is the colour. Of course, the style and fit are very important, but the colour is the key aspect you have to decide on. Typically, the colour of the bridesmaid dress is determined by the colour theme of your wedding.

Here are some tips on how to choose your bridesmaid dresses’ colour:

  • Find your inspiration - Have a look at wedding magazines and websites like Pinterest and Instagram to find some inspiration. You never know, there could be a colour you hadn’t previously thought of that just jumps out at you. It’s always good to look at past examples to get some inspiration for your own wedding.
  • Venue of location - The actual location of your wedding is important when deciding on your bridesmaid dresses. If you’re planning on having outdoor pictures, or even an outdoor ceremony, make sure that the dresses match the location.
  • Be mindful of skin tones - The skin tones of your bridesmaids is something else to consider when working out how to choose bridesmaid dresses. Consider this when choosing the colour.
  • Consider the season - Similar to your venue, the season may determine the colour of your bridesmaid dresses. For a summer wedding, think about brighter colours like yellow, light blue and pink.
  • Multiple dress colours - You may even consider something alternative and step away from the traditional style. Think about potentially mixing it up a little and choosing different colours. This would be a real statement look as your bridesmaids walk down the aisle ahead of you.

Bridesmaid dresses

Whatever colour you choose for your bridesmaid dresses, you’ll still need to pick a style you like. Fortunately, there is a wealth of options in our range of bridesmaids' dresses at NADINE MERABI. However, we not only stock dresses but there are also glamorous jumpsuits that you could consider for your wedding.

In terms of bridesmaid dresses, we think you should consider the stunning OLIVIA blue dress. This glamorous stunner is an elegant style with embroidered flower detailing. It features beautiful lace trim around the top bodice and waistline and, with our famous corsetry bodice boning cinching to the waist.

woman stood with one hand on hip wearing Olivia blue dress and cream heeled sandals

The OLIVIA dress is cut for a close fit to enhance your bridesmaids’ figures, including inner padded cups and underwire to keep everything in place all day long. Finally, the skirt is pleated with layers of mesh underneath from the waist, creating a real show-stopper of a dress.

Another dress we recommend if you’re wondering how to choose bridesmaid dresses is the HARLOW blue dress. This bodycon mini dress is made from MERABI’s exclusive crepe fabric with a flirty feather bodice and feather hemline for a finishing touch. It features classic boning that cinches in the waist for a perfect silhouette.

woman stood with right hand on hip wearing short Harlow blue dress with one foot in front of the other wearing silver heeled sandals

Alternatively, you could pick a jumpsuit for your bridesmaids. In the modern day, you can throw many traditions out of the window and must remember that it’s your day, so enjoy it your way.

A jumpsuit we’d recommend is the AMELIA blue jumpsuit. With feather trim detailing on the sleeves and an embellished beaded top, the contrast lining on the top provides coverage whilst accentuating the intricate beading. The trouser is made from our crepe fabric and is fully lined for a smooth fit, so your bridesmaids will be comfortable all day.

blonde woman stood wearing Amelia blue jumpsuit with blue feather cuffs

How to choose bridesmaid dresses at NADINE MERABI

We hope you have a better idea of how to choose bridesmaid dresses thanks to this fashion guide from NADINE MERABI. As well as clothes for bridesmaids, you can also find specific clothing for brides, honeymoons, and more.

If you have any questions about our range of clothing or would like to check your order, do not hesitate to contact us at 0161 850 4295, or email us at

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