Wedding Gown and Bridesmaid Dress Pairings: Formal

If you're planning a formal wedding, the bridesmaid dresses should complement your gown. Start by taking a close look at your gown's fabric, silhouette, and style, and use our pairings to help you determine a shopping strategy.

Boho-Chic

Aiming for a style somewhere between uptown and downtown? Nail it with this flirty fringe Angel Sanchez gown, which evokes a bohemian-chic vibe when paired with this chiffon column by Joanna August. The floor-length 'maids dress exudes the same sense of dressed-up cool and the billowy bodice has a similar flounce to Sanchez's fluttery off-the-shoulder sleeves.

Wedding dress, style N012, $7,940, Angel Sanchez; bridesmaid dress, State Street Long/40041, $250, Joanna August