So here’s the thing about being a bridesmaid.
While there’s no doubt it’s an immense honour, finding the right dress can be incredibly stressful.
You’ve searched online and trawled the high street but half of them don’t fit or the brand doesn’t have the right sizes – so that leaves what?
The one that no one really likes (except the bride) leaving the bridesmaids feeling awkward and uncomfortable.
Well, fortunately Yorkshire bridal boutique owner Caroline Maughan could be your very own fairy godmother. She has now become an official stockist of LouLou Maids bridesmaid dresses.
Caroline, who took over the helm at the well established Swanky Bride last February, has been adding new bridal designers ever since but until now hasn’t stocked bridesmaid dresses.
“Everyone who knows me knows I love colour,” Caroline explains.
“So it’s been wonderful to now take the leap and offer bridesmaid dresses in the boutique.”
Caroline is confident the range will deliver both in quality and styles.
“The bridesmaids dresses I’ve gone for are designed by British designer Louise Bentley, whose bridal collections the boutique has stocked for many years.”
The LouLou label was established nearly 20 years ago by two great friends who, as well as a passion for fashion, shared a middle name – and so the brand was born.
“We love understated glamour and like nothing more than a well cut dress with clean lines and romantic detailing. For us everything is in the detail.”
Stand out favourites from the collection which are in the Swanky Bride boutique, include this floor length chiffon dress (style 2002) with capped sleeves.
“It’s great to be able to offer a bride and her bridesmaids such a wide range of styles which suit all body shapes,” said Caroline.
Loulou Maids come in a choice of fabrics in size 4-32, 33 colours and can be available within just four weeks.
Caroline continues: “Brides may want to start by looking at the style of your own gown – do you want your bridesmaids to complement or contrast with you on the big day?
“If you have more than one bridesmaid, you may need to consider each girl’s skin tone and hair colour.
“But the brilliant aspect of this range is they are flattering and will make your bridesmaids feel comfortable and well, hot. Just not as hot as the bride!”
Loulou Maids dresses start from £170.
To book your appointment call The Swanky Bride on 01484 603903.