So in this article we’re going to look at how a professional will choose the right bridesmaid dresses.

The first step is to honestly judge what body types they are. And at first we’re going to look at the slim figured bridesmaids.

Slim bridesmaids traditionally lack curves which can make them look a little boyish, so generally must create the illusion of having more curves than they really do. Usually the best dress cut for a slender bridesmaid is where the waist line is higher to draw attention to the bust. A bow in just the right position near the bust line is also a great bust-enhancer for the thinner bridesmaid. Pleats in the dress are also an ideal way to give a slim figure more volume and curves. Bridesmaid dresses can be many different colors which is great news for the slender figure as light colors also seem to give more weight to the body.

Bridesmaid dresses come in many shapes and sizes, but some will make a slim girl look great and others won’t be flattering at all. So it’s important to consider different styles before making your purchase.


Ball Gown bridesmaid dresses are great for tall slim girls. The ball gown has a defined waist and a flared out skirt reaching from the waist to the floor. The thing to remember with formal dresses is that they can either accentuate your strengths or play down any areas that you’re less comfort in, so in this case the flared skirt gives volume to a skinny frame.

A long skirt may also be better for tall slim girls as they may feel that showing off skinny legs is unsuitable for a wedding.

If they are slim but petite an A-line dress is far more appropriate, as a voluminous skirt will swamp shorter girls and they’ll look too wide and short. The A-line silhouette is much cleaner and the skirt flows down in a straight line and so doesn’t carry too much volume.

Now we’re going to look at bridesmaid dresses suitable for the girl or lady with a fuller figure.

Bridesmaids are also expected to look their best and be as comfortable as they can be, as they will have a lot of actions to attend to during the wedding. Larger girls will want to emphasize their curves in some areas and lessen them in others. The larger girl should try and opt for a darker color such as purple or teal, since light colors can seem to add bulk to the figure.

As for dress types, we should forget the classic ball-gown type dress as it is very unsuitable for the fuller body type. The gown will add too much bulk to their lower halves. Instead go for an A-line or Empire dress. These classic cuts will bring the best out in their figures as they offer a sleek silhouette and straight lines (which can be lacking in the curvy figure). Also avoid high necks and high neck lines. Their dresses shouldn’t be too tight fitting or too loose-both extremes can make them look bigger! The larger lady can also choose to wear a sheer wrap over her shoulders to balance her figure and add a bit of coverage to arms and shoulders that she might not be comfortable with.

Above all the bridesmaid dresses for slim or larger bridesmaids should be comfortable and suit their shape, then they can feel good and serve better as the bride’s helpers and friends.