The Ultimate Bridesmaids’ Style Guide


As the bride’s key source of support, both in terms of style and poise, every bridesmaid needs to have her own look covered well before the ceremony begins. Even though your main focus will be on the bride and all her needs, that’s no excuse to neglect making the most of your own gown, makeup and accessories to contribute to the beauty of her special day!

Without further ado, let’s see how you can ensure that your style is a worthy addition to the ceremony with your own stunning ensemble!

Your beauty kit

If you’re really up for hiring a professional makeup artist, by all means, go right ahead, but keep in mind that you yourself can also do some of the most beautiful makeup combos perfect for this special occasion. For example, in order to bring out your natural beauty, you can stick to a nude look that still helps you look lovely next to the bride.

Stay in the range of your skin tone, and add just a dash of the right blush on your cheeks to accentuate your features, and voila! You have the wedding-perfect look that is also fuss-free. For a little more radiance, you can go for a touch of eyeliner to bring out your gaze, or a glossy eyeshadow for some extra glitter. However, a subtle, refined look focused on hydration and skincare is always better than too much of everything.

Pick your hairstyle

Although you’ll most likely have the freedom to pick your own style depending on your facial features and personal preferences, it’s always a good idea to coordinate with the bride and the rest of the bridesmaids. Some of those timeless, low-maintenance picks that go well with pretty much every wedding style include boho braids, whether in loose form or collected in a bun.

You can even draw your inspiration from the bride’s flower bouquet, as its color and shape can make for a great source of ideas for your hairdo: gentle waves all neatly layered on one side, or a minimalist cicogne that flatters every dress and goes splendidly with any season.

Dress up

What kind of a bridesmaid guide would this be without a segment devoted to finding the right dress? In order to avoid the movie cliché where the bridezilla is the only well-dressed gal on the ceremony, it’s wise to stay in the loop and help find the most suitable dress to complement her look.

Luckily, there are many ways you can simplify the process, by looking for bridesmaid dresses online, for example, as you can pick a style that you will be able to wear well after this special day. You can even book a professional consultation in order to make the right decision and find the most suitable cut, color, and price range. Pastels are always welcome, but you can even pick a more prominent shade such as maroon or royal blue in case such a palette will enrich the ceremony.

Fabulous accessories

Even the simplest and the most elaborate of dresses can be beautified with the help of the right add-ons, hence the need to choose these details with care. Classics such as a delicate pendant necklace or a pair of pearl earrings can never go wrong, but make sure to pick your baubles based on the dress as well as on what the bride will wear.

More often than not, bridesmaids can go with a selection of hair accessories such as beads, intricate combs with glittery details or headbands and pins for a feminine floral touch. Even a single sparkly clip in your hair can go a long way in elevating your look!

Adorn your feet

Even though this officially falls under the category of accessories, your feet deserve some special attention for this once-in-a-lifetime event. Why? Because you need to find a pair of shoes that will keep your toes comfortable without compromising your overall style and appearance. Some bridesmaids are happy to have a spare pair of flats that will keep them on the dance floor for the duration of the wedding, but all hope is not lost for heels that can do the same!

Stylish wedges, for example, are a great choice that will surely rise to the occasion, while comfortable flats with a quirky twist can achieve the same level of sophistication, but without the callouses. In fact, some brides even embrace the trend of wearing sneakers to the wedding, so the entire bridesmaid crew can match the bride!

Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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  • Reply May 13, 2018


    Really interesting post) Thanks a lot for sharing)

  • Reply May 18, 2018


    I have really enjoyed reading this. I guess being a bridesmaid is no joke but the pressure is in you to look as prettier than you can. I love your selection of hair accessories.

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