Which do you care about more:
Or, to simplify the question somewhat … Which do you care about more:
It’s your call.
Technically, when it comes to bridesmaid dresses, you’re the boss and the bridesmaids don’t get a vote. Allowing bridesmaids to select the dress design by committee is a recipe for arguments, hurt feelings, and no decision being made. But if you’re getting pushback from several of them, that’s a huge red flag that there’s a problem with the dress.
Let’s do a quick analysis of the costs and benefits associated with forcing your bridesmaids to purchase and wear dresses they hate.
Personally, I don’t think it’s a close call. I did not have any bridal attendants at my wedding at all, and the main reason I made that decision was because I don’t have any friends I dislike enough to force them to wear bridesmaid dresses. You don’t have to go as far as I did, but I do believe that out of respect for your friends, you should do your best to select dresses of a color and style that will flatter your friends’ figures and skin coloring.