Hi, loves! Emma here. I was talking to a bride the other day and she was stressing out over her bridesmaid dresses. One dress is delayed in shipping, so it will need to be fitted a few days before the wedding; another dress isn’t quite the color she was going for, and a third dress is short while the others are mid-length or ankle length. She was so stressed out and explained how she thought letting bridesmaids pick their own dresses in a certain color would be so much easier. Turns out, it was more stress and work than she anticipated. Attire shouldn’t be so complicated.
That’s when I remembered another option: bridesmaid skirts. These skirts will make your bridesmaids happy for even key reasons. Find out why we love skirts and why we think you will, too.
1. A skirt requires no fittings.
A skirt either fits or it doesn’t, at which case it needs to be exchanged for a larger or smaller size.
2. A skirt is more affordable than a dress.
You won’t have to worry about bridesmaids bothered over the price of a dress you picked that they’ll (honestly) only wear once.
3. A skirt can be paired with any top and shoe.
A tank top or a fitted tee shirt in grey or white are just a few options. You can pick a specific tank top or let your girls pick their favorite. And any shoe will match beautifully, which means they will have happy feet, so they’ll dance longer, and your reception will be awesome.
4. Bridesmaid skirts can be dressed up or down.
Worried a skirt will be too casual for your wedding? All you have to do is accessorize. For instance, for a more casual look, accessorize with a bib necklace, boots or flats, hair accessories, or a sash, just to name a few. For a fancier fete, pair the skirt with a sparkly top like this beauty from Blush Fashion:
Plus, unlike some dress styles, skirts require no additional undergarments to hide your bra or straps. Just a simple strapless or regular bra (depending on your tank top or tee shirt) will do!
5. There are tons of colors available.
Stop hunting down the perfect color dress. With a skirt, there are tons of colors available to match your wedding palette.
6. You order it once. And it’s done.
Just gather up the sizes and order away. The skirts will arrive and everyone will match!
7. It is actually something they will wear again.
I’d wear a skirt like any of these all the time. Maybe that’s just me, but wearing a bridesmaid dress again? Unlikely.
In conclusion, how are these bridesmaid skirts winning vs. dresses? It’s easy: less stress = more happiness. And when your girls are happy, you’ll be happy, too.
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