Women come in all shapes and sizes, and you want the girls to feel comfortable on your big day as well, right? Here's a few pointers to keep in mind when dressing your besties:
Her body shape: Straight.
Definition: Shoulders and hips which are roughly the same size, with not much definition around the waist.
How to dress her: Look for a dress with a defined waist. Think an A-line, empire or mermaid silhouette, or simply a relaxed dress with a nipped-in waist.
Her body shape: Apple.
Definition: A ribcage and waist that are wider than hips and shoulders.
How to dress her: Empire cut and wrap dresses will be her most flattering.
Her body shape: Pear.
Definition: A combo of slender shoulders, with wider hips and thighs.
How to dress her: The universally flattering silhouette: the A-line.
Her body shape: Hourglass.
Definition: Her shoulders and hips are pretty much the same size as each other, but her waist is narrow and therefore very defined.
How to dress her: Look for body-hugging dresses – such as a mermaid silhouette styles that feature V or sweetheart necklines.
Her body shape: Inverted triangle.
Definition: If the top portion of her body is larger than the bottom part, she likely has an inverted triangle-shaped body. An easy way to tell is if her shirt size is larger than her pant size.
How to dress her: Choose a dress with an A-line skirt, and show off her shoulders with a sleek sleeveless dress or a sweetheart neckline.
For more information about bridesmaid style, grab the latest issue of New Zealand Weddings magazine.