Choosing a dress for the bridesmaid is as complicated as finding a perfect bride's attire. You should talk to bridesmaid, about the dress design before shopping for the dress. Depending on the theme and venue of the wedding, you have to select a perfect dress for the bridesmaid.
You should allow your bridesmaid to put more input in finding the perfect dress for the occasion and take her preferences and match the bride's dress.
Bridesmaid dress should be simple, elegant and should have an impact on the occasion. If the bride is going to wear a designer dress costing thousands of dollars, be sure that you should justify the bridesmaid's dress too with a reasonable cost. If the bridesmaid is a small girl then you should pay for her dress too. Always make sure that the dress selected should be formal and also perfect for wearing it in any other occasion or party.
The dress should always match the bride's dress or gown. In modern wedding, the girls are opting to look trendy and fashionable. In that case, you can have choice of bold pattern gowns like the Polka dots, stripes, floral prints and geometrical designs which are all making their mark. The bridesmaid make up should be as simple as possible. Don't try for new facial make up for this occasion, because you are the one who is always with the bride throughout the ceremony.
Hairstyle will also play a vital role in the bridesmaid fashion. Bridesmaid with longer hairs will have more options for a pleated, trendy hair style. Shorter hair bridesmaid will look better with hairs pulled up and wear floral bands on their heads, depending the neckline and fashion of the dress she can have flowing curls.