Who doesn’t dream of having a fairytale wedding? Well, all girls do! And this is the reason why we leave no stone unturned when it comes to selecting the right bridal gown. But the task just doesn’t end here! Try shopping the dresses for your bridesmaids and get surprised with all the chaos that you need to handle. Choosing the right bridesmaid dresses is not an easy feat. Not only do you have to keep your wedding aesthetic in mind, you also need to make sure that your bridesmaids look beautiful and feel comfortable in their dresses. Not to forget – your chosen bridesmaid dresses should also complement your bridal gown and look well-coordinated.
Seems like a tough mission? Sure, it is! But not anymore Kennedy Blue is here to make things a little easier for you! To make shopping bridesmaid dress shopping a breeze for you, here we have compiled our all-time favorite bridal gown + bridesmaid dress combinations that we know will look stunning on you and your girls.
If you ask us, we have been into the industry for years now, and so far, we have witnessed an array of the best bridal gown and bridesmaid dress combinations, and the worst as well!
When picking the best bridesmaid + bridal gown combo, there's a few things to keep in mind:
Check out the best combinations that we have handpicked for you and your besties below!
Kennedy Blue’s Carolyn is the dress of your dreams with its strapless sweetheart neck and an amazing organza skirt with A-line cut. The chapel length train and the scalloped design make it the perfect dress for your big day. Available in ivory and white colors, this dress is one of the classiest bridal gowns.
Kennedy Blue's Carolyn bridal gown will go well with both the Kennedy Blue’s Chloe or and Harper as bridesmaid dresses. While the Chloe matches the Carolyn with its lace detailing and scalloped neck, the Harper will also complement the bridal gown with its A-line skirt design and crinkle chiffon fabric.
If you are looking for a dress that will take everyone’s breath away at the wedding, then Mori Lee’s Kassia is the bridal gown that you need to have. Beautifully designed with off-shoulder sleeves and a V-cut back, the Kassia flaunts a sheath silhouette which will suit almost all body shapes.
Pair this beautiful dress with Kennedy Blue’s Thea which comes with a similar off-shoulder design with thin spaghetti straps. Additionally, you can also choose Kennedy Blue’s Anna bridesmaids dress. Its floor-length skirt and a self-tie sash are not only comfortable but would also accentuate the beauty of your bridal gown.
Kennedy Blue’s Peyton, a knee length bridal gown, is designed for the more practical brides. This bridal dress’ unique design makes sure that it is not just worn one day and then locked away forever but can be worn on numerous other occasions. Perfectly tailored with lace and chiffon fabric, featuring a slightly pleated skirt and scalloped bodice and neckline, the Peyton is the perfect dress for the modern bride.
The Harper by Kennedy Blue is the perfect match for the Peyton – all thanks to its pencil skirt and slit which are in light contrast with the bridal gown. On the other hand, if you want to keep the bridesmaids dresses similar to bride’s, then the Londyn with its flowy knee length skirt and sheer neckline would be a better fit.
Want to feel like a real blue princess? The Leandra by Mori Lee is the dress that will make your dreams come true. Designed with a plunging neckline with a full train and voluminous skirt, the dress resembles a ball gown with shimmering net and tulle fabrics.
Put it together with the Tierney by Kennedy Blue and you will have two dresses that are made for each other. The Tierney is designed with the same sequin pattern which is unique to these two dresses. In addition to that, it also comes in beautiful shades of wine and black.
Another option for your bridesmaids is the Kennedy Blue’s Eleanor which will also add stars to the Mori Lee design. It provides a more sophisticated yet glamorous look with lace panels and long slit.
For brides who want the classic, beautiful wedding gown, the Kimberly by Mori Lee would be the ultimate choice. A sweetheart neckline with a chapel-length train, this gown’s unique feature is the perfect hourglass shape. Talking about the design, it has a narrow waist and full ball gown skirt.
The floor-length Mackenzie is an ideal bridesmaid combo for Kimberley. The ruched body design and crisscross back design of the Mackenzie makes it stand out from other bridesmaid dresses. Kennedy Blue’s Jade is also a great fit as it comes with a modern A-line skirt and beautiful detailing on the neck and body. You can even mix and match the bridesmaids’ dresses for a more unique look.
A unique yet timeless dress, the Leilah by Mori Lee is one of the most stunning bridal gowns that you will ever see. Designed with Chantilly lace, this bridal gown is available in either single color or two-tone color combinations.
This slim-fit bridal gown goes well with both the Kennedy Blue’s Riley and the Iris. Both these dresses have a fully lined bodice and skirt made with chiffon material. Available in a myriad of colors, both the Riley and Iris will act as perfect accompaniments to the Leilah.
If you are a bride who dreams of having an outdoor wedding, then you may want to take a serious look at the Avery by Kennedy Blue. Flowing skirt with ruched bodice makes this bridal gown a favorite for beach or garden weddings. The sweep train and sweetheart neckline also keep the gown's look fresh and young.
The ruched design of the Avery will be perfectly complemented by similar designs in the Violet and Poppy, both by Kennedy Blue. While the Poppy is a floor-length, sleeveless gown, the Violet is a classic halter neck gown which will suit all your bridesmaids.
The Lorraine by Mori Lee is a dress that many of our brides have fallen in love with at first sight. All thanks to its Chantilly lace, embroidered applique work, long sleeves, andillusion bateau neckline – you are sure to look breathtaking indeed.
If you are flaunting Lorraine, Kylee by Kennedy Blue will be a great choice for your bridesmaids. The high halter neckline of Lorraine will not take the attention away from you while also making your bridesmaids look beautiful and elegant. On the other hand, if you want a dress for your girls which they can be comfortable in and can enjoy the party, the high waisted and flowy Olivia by Kennedy Blue can be your choice.
Now you simply must be floating on cloud nine with all that dress inspiration we just gave you! Go on and check out these fabulous dresses for yourself! We can guarantee that there will not be just one dress that you fall in love with!
Oh, and don’t forget to comment and let us know which styles you like best! We would love to hear what your favorite looks are!
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Taking Your Measurements
For the most accurate measurements, do not measure over your clothing. Your measurements should be taken while wearing undergarments similar to the ones you will wear with your dress. The measuring tape shouldn’t be pulled too tight or have too much slack, and should always be parallel with the floor.
Wedding apparel is typically sized differently than retail clothing, so keep in mind that it’s not uncommon to find yourself requiring alterations.
Wrap the tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust (not underneath the bust).
While standing up straight, bend at the waist to one side. Take the measurement where the natural crease happens in your side. This should be a few inches above your belly button. Stand up straight and do not “suck in” when taking this measurment.
Standing with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and butt to get this measurement.
Compare these three measurements to the Kennedy Blue size chart above. It is very important that you order the largest size that corresponds to your measurements. For example, if your bust measures 40.5” (size 12), your waist measures 31” (size 10) and your hips measure 41.5” (size 8), we advise that you order a size 12, and get your dress altered down to custom fit your body.
Depending on the fabric, a dress can be altered down up to 2 full sizes, but can be very difficult to let out as there is only about .5 inch of fabric to do so at the seams.