I knew it wasn't fair to send them out looking for outfits with zero help, so I set some guidelines. Color range, sleeve type, length. Same for shoes - although just a color range, since I really don't care if they wear gold sandals or bronze ballet flats. Some guidance is good - no motorcycle boots or flip flops, say - but I have a recurring case of wedding ennui that makes me lazy about some details. Hats off to you if you can keep it all straight, but not me! I know my limits.
Then I went around the internet and found some dresses and shoes I liked. I put them into Powerpoint along with their sources and prices. After printing, I trimmed the pages to fit together.
I used silver jump rings and a 1/16" holepunch to bind them inside cardstock covers. The idea being that you can flip dresses and shoes and make up outfits. Not that I expect them to buy any of these particular dresses, it's just a thing to get them started looking.
To make up for the hassle of finding their own outfits, I packed the little books up with emerald green pashminas. They'll serve the dual purposes of keeping the girls warm if the evening is chilly, and bringing in a bit more of DJ's beloved GREEN.
Details and dimensions, if you're into that sort of thing-
Covers: Paper Source Pool cardstock, left over from making pocketfolds. Cut to 5.25" x 7.5"
Dresses: Printed on 8.5" x 11" typing paper, trimmed to 3.5" x 5" using the product information as a guide, which was right-aligned to the upper right corner.
Shoes: Printed on 8.5" x 11" typing paper, trimmed to 3.25" x 5" using the product information as a guide, which was right aligned to the upper right corner.