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Why Long Bridesmaid Dresses Are Your Choice For Fall & Winter

Long Bridesmaid Dresses

By Adrian Leighton

long bridesmaid dresses

Shorter hemlines are cute, but as we're well into fall and heading for winter, long bridesmaid dresses are definitely what you need! Here's why:

  1. Longer skirts are warmer, plain and simple!
  2. Indoor weddings, which are predominantly common in these seasons, tend to be more formal and therefore suit longer dresses.
  3. It gives your girls the opportunity to have a formal dress that they can wear again at future events.

Remember to consult with your girls to find out what kind of dresses they'd like, but bear in mind that long doesn't mean floor-length. You have soem room to manoeuvre where long bridesmaid dresses are concerned, because you can go for dresses that are tea-length (mid ankle), floor-length, or even longer with trains. Some brides even choose to have bridesmaids with different length dresses, like this bride:

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What do you think of this look?


Let's look at some long bridesmaid dresses of different types to get your inspiration going! Remember, these lengths are not the same, so which do you prefer? :-)

Ankle Length: Asymmetrical Shoulder Frill Detail Pleated Maxi Dress, Style Code: 08699, US$89.00

Asymmetrical Shoulder Frill Detail Pleated Maxi Dress, Style Code: 08699, US$89.00

Floor Length: Ruffles A-line Sleeveless Pinks Bridesmaid Dresses, Style Code: 02808, US$79.00

Ruffles A-line Sleeveless Pinks Bridesmaid Dresses, Style Code: 02808, US$79.00

Tea Length: A-line V-neck Bridesmaid Dress with Ruffles, Style Code: 01587, US$74.00

A-line V-neck Bridesmaid Dress with Ruffles, Style Code: 01587, US$74.00

Train: Sweetheart Sash Mermaid Bridesmaid Dress, Style Code: 02778, US$99.00

Sweetheart Sash Mermaid Bridesmaid Dress, Style Code: 02778, US$99.00

Asymmetrical Dress: Yellows Straps Sleeveless Asymmetrical Bridesmaid Dresses, Style Code: 02742, US$79.00

Asymmetrical Dress: Yellows Straps Sleeveless Asymmetrical Bridesmaid Dresses, Style Code: 02742, US$79.00

It's a fact that in the Northern hemisphere at least it's not getting any warmer any time soon, so will you be choosing long bridesmaid dresses?

Ideal Occasions Dresses For Beach Or Church wedding Guests

Occasions Dresses Fit For Church Or Beach Weddings

By Adrian Leighton
occasions dresses for church or beach weddings
It's always a pleasure to be invited to a wedding, and you feel like a part of the ceremony even if you're not a bridesmaid! But then comes the panic! "Which occasions dresses are going to be suitable?" If you're like most of us then you'll be searching through your wardrobe frantically trying to find a dress that's perfect for the season. So if you're attending a beach or church wedding this Summer then here are some styles that you might like:

Occasions Dresses For Summer Beach Weddings

The beach has its own challenges when selecting appropriate occasions dresses. They're generally going to be less formal occasions, so you can choose a fun and relaxed dress. Longer skirts may get damp or dirty, so it may be better to go short. Let's look at a few dresses that you could wear:
Asymmetrical Shoulder Frill Detail Pleated Maxi Dress, Style Code: 08699, US$89.00
Asymmetrical Shoulder Frill Detail Pleated Maxi Dress, Style Code: 08699, US$89.00 A maxi dress is always good for summer, and this one has additional style thanks to its asymmetrical cut.  
V-neck sleeveless Cocktail Dress, Style Code: 02497, US$74.00
V-neck sleeveless Cocktail Dress, Style Code: 02497, US$74.00 This is a lovely, light cocktail dress and would be great for if you're out in the sun all day. Don't forget your sun-hat though!  
Chiffon Sleeveless Sashes/ Ribbons Tea-length Cocktail Dresses, Style Code: 01033, US$74.00
Chiffon Sleeveless Sashes/ Ribbons Tea-length Cocktail Dresses, Style Code: 01033, US$74.00 If you feel that you'd prefer a longer skirt then how about trying a tea-length skirt like that of this cocktail dress? Then you know it won't get damp or dirty.    

Occasions Dresses For Summer Church Weddings

A church wedding in Summer can be fabulous, but remember that although you'll want to keep your dress choice summery, you'll still need to be appropriate and somewhat formal in terms of dress style & skirt length. Can this be done? You bet! Let's look at a few options for you:
Floor-length V-neck Capped A-line Bridesmaid Dresses, Style Code: 01929, US$89.00
Floor-length V-neck Capped A-line Bridesmaid Dresses, Style Code: 01929, US$89.00 This pretty dress has capped sleeves and is long, so while being ideal for formal church weddings it still looks stylish and nice. I know it says it's a 'bridesmaid dress,' but actually it can be worn by anyone :-)  
Sleeveless Pinks Elastic Woven Satin Ruffles Bridesmaid Dresses, Style Code: 01997, US$74.00
Sleeveless Pinks Elastic Woven Satin Ruffles Bridesmaid Dresses, Style Code: 01997, US$74.00 Hot weather could mean that you need a shorter skirt. In this case it may be a good idea to go for a tea-length skirt like with this dress. In this way you can still be cooler thanks to the warm weather, but feel secure in knowing that your dress is suitable.  
Sheath High Neck Knee-length Sleeveless Homecoming Dresses, Style Code: 04932, US$79.00
Sheath High Neck Knee-length Sleeveless Homecoming Dresses, Style Code: 04932, US$79.00 If you want to wear a short dress then you could choose one with a high neck like this one instead, then you'll still be relatively covered up which many churches would insist on.   So do you like these ideas for appropriate occasions dresses for church or beach weddings in Summertime? Which do you prefer, or do you have different ideas that you'd like to share? Let us know by leaving a comment please.
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Real OuterInner Customer Reviews: Sheri-Lea Willmer's Bridesmaid Dresses

Sheri-Lea Willmer's Bridesmaid Dresses

One of our customers, Sheri-Lea Willmer from Lawnton in Australia, has shared a lovely picture from her wedding with us. Here you can see her bridesmaids all wearing their bridesmaid dresses from OuterInner.com! Sheri-Lea had the right idea as they ordered these dresses together for the group of bridesmaids and they were in 'champagne' color. We've heard some brides say that they wouldn't choose champagne bridesmaid dresses as it's too close to white and will clash with their wedding dresses, but as you can see here it works really well and looks great!
Sheri-Lea's bridesmaid dresses and wedding dress in action
Sheri-Lea was delighted and wrote to us saying, "Dear OuterInner, thank you for my beautiful bridesmaid dresses.. They looked stunning :)" Don't they all look fantastic? Would you choose the same dress style for your bridesmaid dresses? Do you like the champagne color?  

I Want To Get The Same Bridesmaid Dresses For My Wedding!

If you love Sheri-Lea's bridesmaid dresses you can get the same style of dress for your wedding too! If you don't fancy 'champagne' color don't worry, it's available in many different colors!
Straps Sleeveless Greens Floor-length Bridesmaid Dresses Style Code: 02012 As you can see, the dress is shown here in green and it's just US$89! You can buy the dress by clicking its link here: Straps Sleeveless Floor-length Bridesmaid Dresses (Style Code: 02012)  

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Real OuterInner Customer Reviews: Kathleen Ellison's Bridesmaid Dress

Real Customer Reviews: Kathleen Ellison's Bridesmaid Dress

Thanks to Kathleen Ellison from Campbell's Creek, Australia, who chose to wear one of our bridesmaid dresses at her friend's wedding. You looked super, and we're really happy that you enjoyed shopping with us! You can see Kathleen below looking just fabulous in her indigo bridesmaid dress, and if you love this bridesmaid dress too then click on the picture below to see its info or follow this link http://bit.ly/ruWL6l
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Concern About Buying A Bridesmaid Dress Online

One of the best parts about Kathleen's story with OuterInner.com isn't only that she got a lovely dress and looked great for her friend's wedding, but also that we have helped her to buy online for the first time! Like many first-time buyers kathleen felt some nervousness about buying online! This is totally natural! Our customer support colleague Sara helped to put Kathleen's mind at rest and gave her all of the information she needed to know such as delivery time etc. This is what Kathleen had to say:
I had never ordered online before, so I really needed reassurance that my purchase would be correct and that it would arrive on time! I have to say that I was extremely happy with my purchase and thank you for all your assistance!
It's nice to know that we are helping people to decide to buy with us by answering their questions and I urge you to give it a try! If you aren't sure about anything please contact us by sending an email to 'inquiry@outerinner.com' or you can speak to me on our Facebook page! Here's a further picture of Kathleen in her dress (she's on the right of the pic):
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The Search For Beautiful Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses

Finding Great Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses

If you've got a plus size friend or sister who's going to be a bridemaid at your wedding then you need to be sure that they can find suitable plus size bridesmaid dresses. Not everyone has a model's figure, but it doesn't mean that your fuller-figured bridesmaids need to cover up in a frumpy, mumsy-looking sack of a dress.
mumsy plus size bridesmaid dresses
Plus size bridesmaid dresses don't need to look mumsy like this one!   In this blog I'm going to show you why it's actually easy to find great looking bridesmaid dresses for any shape at OuterInner.com:

How To Find Bridesmaid Dresses To Suit Any Girl

If you're like most brides then you'll have a group of girls as your BMs who aren't the same size! This is great as everyone's different, but the main thing is to make sure that your girls get dresses that they feel comfortable in. look good in and fit in with your wedding's theme (if you've got one). You can by all means check local bridal and clothing stores, but they sometimes suffer from a lack of plus sizes as most curvy girls will tell you. A better option is to look online with its embarassment of riches when it comes to sizes. Old favorite eBay can be a good place to look, although the many online clothing stores like OuterInner.com will offer you a more reliable choice, as shopping on eBay can be like a 'box of chocolates, as you don't know what you're going to get! In fact, I think the first place you need to head is to our bridesmaid dresses category and there you'll see product pages like this:
custom size option on product page
As you can see, instead of just ordering a standard size, which can be difficult for plus sizes, you can enter your exact measurements. This means that no matter the style, and no matter your shape, you'll be guaranteed a dress that's your size! You can also give us extra demands such as longer or shorter skirts, sleeves or a bolero jacket (although in my opinion this is sailaing a little too close to the old-fashioned), by writing them in the information box at checkout or sending us an email.  

What's Wrong With Buying Off-The-Peg?

The reason we think that custom sizing is the way to go for plus size bridesmaids is because it can be hard to find nice off-the-peg dresses in plus sizes. Most bridal stores only carry up to a US size 16 and the styles can be quite old and mumsy-looking which is almost like a penalty for being a plus size :-(  

Great Styles For Plus Size Bridesmaids

Luckily today you can find a great many good-looking and chic plus size bridesmaid dresses in a variety of styles online. The many styles make it easier to choose one that camouflages problem areas, such as hips, tummy and bum. Let's take a quick look at some suitable styles for plus sizes, and if you like these dresses just click on the picture to go see the product page for pricing info etc:  

Empire bridesmaid dresses

   
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The good thing about Empire dresses is that they have a very high wasitline that as you can see starts just below the bust. This allows them to give you a nice, sleek silhouette as the lines of the skirt drape downwards quite gracefully instead of hugging your hips.
long bridesmaid dresses under 100, style code:06029
Empire dresses come with short and long skirts (as you can see above), and both are great for plus sizes!  

A-Line bridesmaid dresses

   
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A-Line is one of the most timeless dress styles and in a very similar way to Empire dresses they feature a fairly high waistline and the skirt will taper out a little making the dress look like a capital A (hence the name). These are also great at hiding unloved curves.  

Ballgown bridesmaid dresses

   
 bridesmaid dress with ribbon
A ballgown style BM dress is great as firstly they will accentuate your shape into a killer hourglass shape and secondly they've got that typical 'fairytale wedding' style; so if you're holding a big dream wedding then maybe consider this style for your bridesmaids.  

Other Tips For Plus Size Bridesmaids

  • Darker colors are better as they're more slimming, whereas pastels will pile on the pounds!
  • No need to cover up with a long skirt. Curvy girls tend to have great legs and calves, so show them off! Long skirts are better for more formal weddings however.
 
  • If you need to drop a dress size in a hurry then try some support pants that will help to hold you in.
    So if you're ready to shop for your girls' bridesmaid dresses then head on over and don't forget that we stock sizes US 2 to 28 as standard and can custom make dresses to any size. Were or are you a plus size bridesmaid? What kind of bridesmaid dress did you wear? What are your tips for getting a great dress? Add a comment below please and let us know!
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