2011 - Bridesmaid Dresses | 5 Flattering Styles


There are plenty of horror stories out there about horrible bridesmaid dresses. You have hideous dresses with pussy sleeves, giant "butt bows", or simply dresses which have been chosen without considering the figure of the person wearing the dress... there are simply many ways you can choose the wrong bridesmaid dresses in Ottawa. So make an effort and spare your wedding attendees the pain of having to look at hideous bridesmaid dresses by choosing one of the following flattering styles.

Halter dress. A halter neckline is flattering on almost anyone. It suits almost any type of woman... busty, flat, tall, short, stalky, and so on. These types of Ottawa bridesmaid dresses also come in a variety of fabrics, from satin to chiffon. Some halter necklines can actually work with convertible bras, which is great for woman who hate strapless bras. Extravagant earrings and stacked bracelets generally go the best with halter neck gowns as they don't always go the best with necklaces.


A-line skirt. There's almost no woman out there who doesn't look great in an A-line skirt. The cut of the skirt is very forgiving, and thus hides problematic areas which other skirts may show. An A-line does suit skinnier woman however by giving them a bit more shape, and it can help balance out a bustier woman's top half. It doesn't matter whether a bridesmaid is tall, short, stalky, or ultra thing, the A-line will suit anyone. Try to choose your bridesmaid dresses in Ottawa in a "crisp" fabric to ensure it holds its shape. Taffeta, organza, and satin are all good choices.

Gathered Chiffon. A single layer of chiffon can be very revealing, however "gathered" fabric with a thicker lining can be quite flattering. The fabric may softly touch one's body, however if it's gathered it doesn't cling. You may also want to consider a chiffon bodice, as it's a great fitted top dress, however it's not too revealing.


Separate dresses. All of your bridesmaids may very well all have different body types, and this makes it quite difficult to choose a single type of dress which suits everyone. This problem can easily be solved by letting all of your bridesmaids choose separates. Many wedding dress shops offering bridesmaid dresses in Ottawa actually have tops and bottoms in the same fabric which can be mixed and matched. In doing so, each bridesmaid can choose a look which suits her. If you want each bridesmaid to have some similarities to each other, you can have them all wear the same jewellery. With matching jewellery and colours, your bridesmaids will all look great together, but they'll all look their best individually as well.


Twist wrap dresses. These types of dresses are a bit of a new trend in Ottawa weddings. They're made of matte jersey, and allow the fabric to be wrapped in a variety of ways. Thus you can create a variety of dresses all stemming from one basic style... short sleeves, strapless, single shoulder, and so on. Perfect for when your bridesmaids can't all agree on a single neckline. Even better is the fact that a twist wrap dress can be worn differently each time, so your bridesmaid will have something different to wear multiple times after your Ottawa wedding.