Mad for Maids!

You've got the guy, the ring, your dress, the venue and your most favorite photographer ever...and have to find bridesmaids' dresses to fit and flatter eight - ten- twelve? - of your nearest and dearest!  Oh, where to begin?! We feel so fortunate to say that we have a beautiful and diverse collection of dresses for your girls...yes, even the toughest to please! The darling girls at Amsale keep things fresh and feminine; Lela Rose + Alfred Sung {of the Dessy Group} are always on-point with trends and style without breaking the bank.

{ amsale dress in champagne chiffon | image via pinterest }

We hear over and over again how overwhelming shopping for your girls can be...and it doesn't have to be! We say it all the time -- you don't do this every day, but we do!  So...after years and years of coordinating bridal parties...a few thoughts:

  • Is it still ok to mix and match styles according to my girls' body types? Absolutely! Of course - what started as a novel idea a few years ago has very much become the norm in our world: pick a collection, narrow down fabric + color (or a range of colors!), and let your girls decide which style they will feel prettiest in. We have seen so much success with this process and the designers have been taking note ... every collection we have is tailored to this method and there are tons of options in every fabric!
  • Like the look of mix-and-match girls, but it's not for you? No worries! We can help lead your toward some of the most  amazing styles that seem to look great on all shapes and sizes! Though maids can not be as custom as bridal sizes, these designers are constantly revising designs and silhouettes to meet the needs of ever-chic maids' parties....and it shows. There are so, so many strong styles to choose from!
  • Help! I have bridesmaids all over the country! Not a problem! We have an online ordering system + are very responsive via email and phone to help your girls. We are certainly here to help! Ordering from the same place ensures consistency in dye lots of fabric, so we are fully prepared to coordinate your girls to order together.
  • How long do bridesmaids' dresses take to order? You should plan for 3 months from the time of order. We will help you set a deadline for your girls (and often then will need some gentle reminding!) and leave plenty of time for alterations. It isn't as time sensitive as ordering a bridal gown, but you definitely shouldn't wait too long!
It should be said that like other areas of your wedding, your bridesmaids' style can be an extension of the overall vision you have of your day. Have fun with it and trust your instinct! There are so few rules any more and the most beautiful weddings are the ones that reflect the couples' style and taste!
You don't necessarily need an appointment with us to look at bridesmaids, but it can never hurt - and we most definitely recommend it for Fridays and Saturdays. We have a private shopping + try-on space separate from our bridal area, and if there are already girls shopping, we can't guarantee the space. Just give us a heads up and we'll make it work!


We really do love taking care of you and your girls! Please let us know how we can help....stay tuned next week for a peek at some of our newest styles from our beloved designers! There are some really, really great things this season!

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