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Top 5 classic bridesmaid dresses to choose

Top 5 classic bridesmaid dresses to choose - Maids to Measure

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If you’ve never been faced with the challenge of choosing bridesmaid dresses, whether for your group or for yourself, it can be hard to know where to start. The Maids to Measure stylists agree that it’s often easiest to settle on a style of dress first and then build the look out from there. While this will often be influenced by the themes of the event and your girls’ preferences, there’s still many options to choose from. This post is designed to make this decision a little easier. 

What are the most classic bridesmaid dress styles? 

Trends in wedding and bridesmaid dress fashion will always come and go. See ‘Bridal trends for summer weddings 2024’ for more details. However, some styles have been adopted as classics long after they were first introduced. There’s no pressure to go with the grain, although it’s always useful to see what’s popular and why when making outfit decisions. 


The Eadie is a long bridesmaid dress with fabric that falls down the body. It features a high neckline with slim tie details and flowing cap sleeves. Both of these features make the Eadie dress a staple for formal events and events taking place in the winter. Take our Champagne Satin Eadie bridesmaid dress which has a sweeping cowl back to put a spin of this classic style. 


Eadie Satin Cowl Back Dress - Champagne Ivory - Maids to Measure


Another full length dress, the Allegra design hangs well to flatter a broad range of body types. This bridesmaid dress is ideal for creating a timeless, elegant silhouette. The design is then flexible, giving you the option of choosing a neckline that’ll flatter your chest and fit within the themes of the event. For instance, a tie shoulder dress with a square neckline can be chosen for a more contemporary look. 

Allegra Satin Tie Shoulder Dress - Duck Egg - Maids to Measure


Tilly bridesmaid dresses are classic choices for summer weddings and events with lots of activities. The cinched waist allows for free flowing fabric around the legs, meaning movement is easy and you can stay cool while partying. This classic style also works especially well with a neckline that comes off the shoulder, as is displayed with the high tie neck displayed below.

Tilly Satin High Neck Scarf Tie Halter Dress - Sage Green - Maids to Measure


The Pandy is a medium weight type of bridesmaid dress, with draping fabric that is exceedingly flattering. The skirt merely skims the hips instead of hugging them like many other slim styles. Our new Pale Pink Pandy Satin Dress has a soft cowl neckline that adds a modern element to this classic bridesmaid dress style. What’s more is that this dress is bra friendly. 

Pandy Satin Cowl Dress - Champagne NEW - Maids to Measure 


The Cleo dress is popular dress for bridesmaids and wedding guests alike. It’s a practical option that can accommodate most bras while still creating a stunning silhouette. The style features a tasteful high waistband, flexible V neck, sweet cap sleeves, and a back with a tie feature. Cleo dresses are effortless, which is why they have been considered a classic for weddings. 

Cleo Satin Dress - Burnt Orange NEW - Maids to Measure


Shop for different types of bridesmaid dresses online 

At Maids to Measure, it has been our mission to bring quality designs to our customers at reasonable price ranges. Whether you’re looking for bridesmaid dresses UK or dresses for attending a wedding abroad, our range has you covered. By booking an appointment at our Chelsea showroom, one of our stylists will be able to give you friendly and professional advice on which bridesmaid dress style to choose for your group. Get in touch if you have any questions. 


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