How to Choose Bridesmaids Dresses

If you are planning a wedding, and have been paying attention to Fashion and Style Police, you would know January is the best time to shop for a wedding dress. So with the wedding dress out-of-the-way, you need to start thinking of bridesmaids dresses. This task can be very time-consuming, so it is best to start as soon as you can. How do you choose bridesmaids dresses? Here are some tried and tested shopping and styling tips you may find very useful if you are a bride to be.


Decide on colours and style

When I got married years ago. I decided on the colours and style I wanted for my bridesmaids and went shopping with the information in mind. The colours of the day were gold and midnight blue. I wanted my maid of honour to wear long gold dress and my bridesmaids to wear midnight blue mid-length dresses. I pictured the styles I wanted in my head already, so once I laid eyes on the dresses, I knew I wanted them.


Shop in the right stores

Shopping in the right stores saves time and money. I am a massive fan of Coast bridesmaids dresses. They are usually very chic and elegant. Bridesmaids always stand out wearing their dresses. I can always spot a Coast dress from a distance. The quality and attention to detail on Coast dresses is second to none on the high street as you can see below.


Imi Lace Maxi Dress £149

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Mel Maxi Dress £129

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Imi Lace Navy Dress £149

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Corwin Tulle Maxi £119

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Bring your bridesmaids on board

I always advise brides to bring their bridesmaids on board when choosing their dresses, especially when the bridesmaids are paying for them. It makes sense to make sure your maids are happy with the colour, style and price of the dress you have selected. You don’t want them feeling uncomfortable on the wedding day. If possible, go shopping for the dresses with as many of your bridesmaids as you can.


Try them on

Get your bridesmaids to try on the dresses as soon as possible if you don’t go shopping with them. If you have to buy any dress in the absence of a bridesmaid like I had to, make sure you have their measurements. Many are not aware of the fact that bridesmaid dresses sizes are not the same as traditional clothing ones. Which means their usual size won’t apply. It will usually go up a size or 2!


Get the shoes

The mistake I made with my girls was that I didn’t get the same shoes for all of them. I told them the colour and they are showed wearing shoes in various styles, which I didn’t really like. So, I always advise any bride to pick out shoes as well as the dress for the bridesmaids. It looks a lot better when they are all wearing the same style of shoes. And you can be sure no one would turn wearing something odd.


Find the accessories

Once the dress and shoes are sorted, the next stop is accessories. You want your bridesmaids to look beautiful, and accessories play a vital role in finishing off a look the right way. So you have to get them right. To create a stylish uniformed look, you can use pins, scarves, belts and jewelry to finish off the look.


How did you choose your bridesmaids dresses for your wedding? Are you a fan of Coast?


*Collaborative post.









Fashion at the Grand National Ladies Day




We all know, Grand National Ladies Day is the biggest racing event in the racing calendar, we hear all about it on the news and all. However, for fashionistas, it is all about showing off the fancy hats, fascinators, and frocks, and the crème de la crème of your style. I love the very British fashion I spot at this glamorous event, I find it over the top and stylish, especially with the very gorgeous hats and dresses.

To ensure you don’t go to the event under dressed, you need to pay extra attention to your dress, and when it comes to picking the right dress, I will go for a below the knee or knee-length dress. I won’t bother with a floor length dress, because I feel it will get in the way, while moving around at the event. Personally, I will go for a lovely bright coloured dress with a stylish blazer, but you can go for a simple black or white dress if you prefer the monochrome look. The key to getting to getting the ‘races look’ right is to go formal. So no denim, flip-flops, slippers, denim, the whole look has to be very dressy and formal.

Here are some pieces I am currently loving at the moment –



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When it comes to Grand National Ladies Day, the dress you wear to the event is everything. It is the foundation of the whole outfit, so it has to be right. This stunning Coast dress will be a great piece to rock, it will definitely brighten up the races. I adore the fit and flare silhouette, and the subtle fresh floral print. This paired with a cream or sky blue blazer, and a cream hat, would look divine. This is a perfect dress for Ladies Day Grand National,  do you agree?


Dorothy Perkins Fascinator


I love the power of a pretty fascinator, it has the power to wake up any look, This gorgeous Dorothy Perkins fascinator, which is now on sale, will complete an outfit beautifully. I can picture this beauty, styled with a little black dress, and white heels. The monochrome look makes it a wardrobe must have for many fashionistas.


Carvela Kurt Geiger Lana high heel sandals £110 £59

Carvela Sandals

This Kurt Geiger Carvela sandals is not a smart choice to wear to the races because of the high heel, but when it comes to looking all glam, smart doesn’t matter. This shoe candy would look lovely paired with a dress like the piece above, and I am loving the amazing sales going on. What do you think?


I am looking forward to seeing the glitz and glamorous this April 2016 Grand National Ladies Day. It promises to be style packed as always, and I can’t wait to see what the outfits the ladies have on. I am always up for some style inspiration. You can read more about this event on

Are you heading to the Grand National Ladies Day this year? What do you think of the event?

Sound off in the comment section, let’s chat.

Thanks for reading.

*This is a collaborative post.







Celebrity Fashion: Jessica Wright Wearing A Fuchsia Pink Coast Dress

The beautiful TOWIE star; Jessica Wright was spotted on the red carpet at Magic Mike XX premiere wearing this gorgeous fuchsia pink strapless, cocktail dress by Coast. The brunette beauty looked amazing in the flirty Bella Stripe dress by Coast. She styled this dress with white strappy summer court heels and a nude YSL clutch to match. This is the definition of effortlessly chic.

Jessica Wright

Jessica Wright made the right choice with this statement A-line dress. This Coast dress flatters her figure beautifully, and shows off her toned legs. This dress is now on my ‘Summer Wishlist’. I am so into dresses this summer (incase you havn’t noticed) and this is a summer staple and it should be in every girl’s closet.

Jessica Wright Towie

You can grab this beauty for £150. Sizes 8, 12, 14 and 18 are currently in stock as I type, so get your purses out.

Happy shopping.

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