Your going to be a Bridesmaid! Here are 5 Top Tips For Bridesmaid Dress Shopping.
1. Have an honest discussion with the Bride about budget before dress shopping. Pull her aside quietly, when she is not freaking out, to discuss financial expectations before you agree to be a bridesmaid. You may be able to gently suggest less expensive options for dress and shoes, if necessary. This conversation will help you both plan and reduce the chance of hurt feelings later on.
2. Bring a few different style bras with you. There are different levels of padding, coverage, and adjustable straps or strapless bras. Switching to a different bra may save you money on dress alterations (especially if you are between sizes on a strapless dress). Bring at least 2 different bras for your fitting. I like the convertible strap bras for strapless, halter, one shoulder, or cris cross back dresses.
Leave your sports bra at home. It flattens your chest and you may order or buy the wrong size dress because of uni-boob!