Choosing bridesmaids dresses is often an exercise in frustration: one friend wants straps, one wants a halter, another hates empire waists and no one can agree on length. You always can go the traditional route and ask everyone to wear the exact same dress; this works well if you have a small (and agreeable!) wedding party and similarly shaped friends. Nowadays though, itâs becoming more common for a bride to let her friends to wear what they want, as long as it works with the color palette. When Jodi Levine, the editorial director of our Kids content, got married she did just that, and her bridesmaids looked amazing.
Jodiâs palette included shades of red, orange, and fuchsia.
If you want to go this route, consider choosing a designer, a fabric and color, and let your bridesmaids choose the length and style they like best. One store that offers plenty of options for coordinated dresses is Thread, which has locations across the U.S. and in Canada, plus a well-organized web site.
Don't miss the Today show tomorrow morning, where we'll be presenting gorgeous dresses for the bridal party. We'll also give Jessica and Cody tips for choosing their first dance as husband and wife courtesy of Pierre Dulaine, owner of Pierre Dulaine Dance. He'll also be on the radio with me at noon tomorrow.