The Ultimate Bridesmaid Style Guide
While the wedding dress is of course the centre of attention, as far as aesthetics are concerned, there’s no denying the impact of a perfectly chosen bridesmaid’s dress. They can be more expressive while retaining an elegance befitting the scene, and more varied while still complementing the overall styling of the wedding.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the trends and styles helping bridesmaids stay memorable on their loved one’s big day.
Black is Back
Black has always been in fashion, but recently it’s been coming back in bridesmaids dresses too. Perfect for winter weddings, black dresses don’t necessarily have to be “dark” or “gothic” – think glamorous and classy! Our Morilee Satin with Beaded Embroidery on Net Bridesmaid Dress gives just the perfect touch of glimmer to help black dresses stay classy and befitting of the wedding day. If you’re looking for a more modern touch to your wedding, then black might be the perfect direction to take it.
Pretty in Pastels
Less formal settings are becoming much more of a mainstay of modern weddings. Besides the traditional church wedding, many are choosing to get married in places of tranquil natural beauty. For those occasions, there’s nothing as fitting to the scene as a calming, pretty pastel dress with fairylike beauty. Our Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress with Off the Shoulder Draped Neckline shows how you can compliment beautifully soft pastel colour choices with a contemporary twist to a classic shape.
Colour and Contrast
Complementary colours do not mean that they have to match perfectly. In fact, if the bride is opting for a more traditional ball gown dress, the bridesmaids should be encouraged to get a little more expressive. A mix of colours for individual dresses can help create a more expressive palette that all complement one-another while adding more fun and creative expression to the overall aesthetic. If you’re being more expressive with the colours, then it may be a good idea to play it safer with the design style to let the colours do the talking. Our Chiffon Bridesmaids Dress with Beaded and Embroidery Straps shows a perfect way to do just that.
A Veritable Bouquet
Floral dresses are a timeless trend, but they are also making a welcome resurgence in bridesmaid dress design. Our Strapless Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress with Sweetheart Neckline shows off the feminine appeal of the floral look perfectly. For spring and summer nuptials or weddings taking place in more intimate settings, or even abroad, they create a look of delicate beauty and a little more expressiveness. It adds depth and dimension, showing off a traditional white wedding dress on the Bride particularly well.
Glamour to Match
If the bride is aiming for glamour, then the bridesmaids can’t be too far behind. Sequinned bridesmaid dresses can create a dazzling display that ensures the whole wedding party catches the attention they deserve. Deep-hued sequin dresses are becoming especially popular for adding the magical touch to winter weddings in particular.
Bridesmaids take a place of pride and honour during the wedding and it’s important to remember that. Helping them stand apart and carve their unique contribution to the look of the day can do just that.