Not to be a complete nonconformist here, but I just don't like the idea of matching bridesmaid dresses. To be truly comfortable, people have to wear clothes of their own choosing, that they picked out, and have a prayer of ever wearing again.
When I got married the first time, I told my bridesmaids to just wear a nice dress. Sure enough, they all wear nice dresses that looked great. What's the need to turn these women into clones of each other? You must like them as they are or they wouldn't be your close friends. I think the greatest gift is to give them their individuality!
Holly and Murphy