Mikolo Shares 10 Secrets To Perfect Bridesmaid Dresses

The Mikolo team share their 10 secrets for smiles-all-round bridesmaid dresses…

  1. Don’t force your ‘maids to look identical – they’re not kids. It’s a good idea to allow them to personalise their outfit with their own choice of accessories and shoes.
  2. Do ask them what they’d like to wear. Make the whole experience a fun shopping day. Try on lots of different styles, have a cocktail and keep them happy.
  3. Do play with lengths. A simple, strapless dress looks more interesting in mixed proportions. Try one prom-length, one tea-dress length and one full-length gown.
  4. Don’t expect your girls to spend a fortune if you’ve agreed that they’re buying their own dresses. Remember, the style that you choose may not be to their taste and they may never want to wear it again.
  5. Do think comfort. Most women have a pair of shoes that can a) walk in, and b) find comfortable. So, as long as they’re a neutral tone, make them work with the dresses you choose.
  6. Don’t dismiss vintage dresses of fabrics. Visit maod attire specialists on Mikolo to find something unique for your ‘maids.
  7. Do avoid any wardrobe malfunctions. Put their frocks to the test beforehand. Too-long hems, too-tight or too-loose bodices, faulty fastenings… these could all result in some very red faces on the day.
  8. Do consider a convertible dress – one that can be tied in lots of different look on each. www.twobirdsbridesmaid.co.uk has a great selection of fab colours.
  9. Hiring a make-up artist? Don’t forget your ‘maids! You want them to look stunning – for their own self-esteem as well as the photos.
  10. If you do choose everything with any input from your bridesmaids, buy them a gift. Nothing avoids a fall out like a Tiffany gift box!

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