Wondering how to dress your girls for your spring wedding? Thinking about fabrics, colours and styles? And most importantly, how to make them feel confident and comfortable so it’s all smiles in front of the camera. Read on for some top tips from Dessy.

Forget about matching

Dressing your girls all in the same colours and/or styles is so yesterday. Today it’s all about letting the personality of each girl shine through. So choose necklines to suit, dress lengths to suit and even colours to suit. That might mean that one of your friends wears a halter neck, another a sweetheart and another something more low cut. So get your girls out there, try on a few different frocks and see what gives.

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Use spring colours as your theme

But not a single shade of the same colour. Oh no. We’re talking creating an ombre effect by using graduated shades of the same colours – maybe a green in every tone from a light pistachio through to a deep leafy forest hue. Alternatively you could use spring flowers as an inspiration – so dress each of your maids in a different colour.

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Savvy hairstyles

Today’s on-trend brides are letting their bridesmaids choose their own hairstyles for the big day, while holding the whole look together with the same accessories. Maybe a chiffon rose or a diamanté hairclip? Letting your bridesmaids choose their own hairstyle will also make them feel more confident in front of the camera.

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Make an investment

Think of your bridesmaids’ dresses as investment dresses. They shouldn’t just be frocks that can only be worn once. Dessy’s perennially popular twist wrap dress now comes with a floaty chiffon overlay – so it looks just as wonderful at a smart drinks reception as on a palm-fringed beach. Offered in a choice of over 14 colours, your girls can wear it in a style that flatters them… Again and again and again.

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Mix up the accessories

Flowers are big news for 2014/15 weddings, so why not dress up your girls with flower brooches, flower headbands and more? Also consider changing up their accessories from day to night. From flowers in the day to sparkling diamanté head pieces and shoe clips in the evening. Make-up should be more dramatic for the evening too – a fresh look works well in the afternoon but at night your girls can go for smoky eyes and dramatic lip colours.

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Want more spring bridesmaid inspiration? Take a look  at how the real brides styled their best girls in our amazing Real Weddings. Not sure of the jobs your bridesmaids should be doing on the day? Find out here…

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