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.

Screen Siren

This sleeved silk charmeuse wrap gown from Pronovias evokes the glamour of a bygone era—the perfect pick for an Old Hollywood-style wedding complemented by this fit-to-flare silk mikado dress by Lazaro. While two high-sheen fabrics would normally be overkill, restricting the palette to black and white ensures an air of classic sophistication.

Wedding dress, Emblema, $3,200, Pronovias; bridesmaid dress, style 3234, $290, Lazaro