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Considering the fact that your favorite gal pals have shared some of your life’s most memorable moments, you surely want them to be bridesmaids to accompany you when you walk down the aisle on your wedding day. It is up to you to choose bridesmaid dresses that they will love to wear so be sure to keep your friends in mind when buying bridesmaid dresses.

Remember that not all bridesmaid dresses look good on all women. Be sure to take your bridemaid’s figures into consideration when choose a dress style. A slinky, tight fitting dress may look great on a thin woman but it will not be so attractive on a heavier set gal. Most dress shops can help you choose the right dress type so be sure to mention that body shapes of your friends when choosing dress styles.

Concerning color, today’s trend is to have bridesmaids dressed in different colors. This is a great opportunity for you to get your friends involved in the dress selection as you can ask each to select the color they like the best. It is no longer ‘in’ to have all bridesmaids looking the same so allow your friends to express themselves a bit. They can each wear whatever jewelry and other accessories they wish and can even pick out matching shoes of their choice.

You can shop for dresses locally if you are willing to pay hefty prices but if you are on a budget you should shop online because you can find some really great inexpensive dresses on the web that your bridemaids will be proud to wear. There are numerous online retailers that specialize in inexpensive wedding dresses of all sorts so seek them out by conducting a simple search online. Do not forget to check out auction and classified sites as well because you can find some great new dresses that stores are no longer stocking this way. Today’s budget-conscious women are using sites like e-bay to shop for all types of dresses ranging from expensive and elaborate wedding gowns to cheap prom dresses so take advantage of these resources.

Be sure that the dresses you choose match the theme of your wedding. For instance, if you are having a beach wedding you will want to choose casual dresses for your bridesmaids to wear rather than frilly gowns. You also want to be sure that the length of the dresses you choose are appropriate for the type of wedding you are having. Long dresses are right for very formal, old-fashioned white short beach wedding dresses should be worn for modern weddings.