Your bridesmaids don’t have to look like carbon copies of the bridesmaids from every other wedding.
Bridesmaids dressing, with open backs, glamorous fit-and-flare skirts and whimsical gauzy overlays are just a few ways to give your bridesmaids a fresh look.
Long gone are the days of bridesmaid dresses your friends will only want to wear once.
Now designers are opting for more modern, fashion-forward bridesmaid designs that mimic the gorgeous trends you see coming down the runways of the bridal fashion world.
We love bridal fashion. Heck, we love everything wedding. And we’re over the moon about the trends for bridesmaids we’re seeing for the coming year!
We’ve sought to highlight the most stylish bridesmaid dress trends – from pretty pastels to jet black.
Tea-length bridesmaid dresses (or dresses with a hemline that falls just below the knee or brushes the lower calf) are having a serious moment.
This semiformal length gives off fun, retro vibes but still feels sophisticated. Opt for airy fabrics like tulle or chiffon for a tutu-inspired effect.
Strapless bridesmaid dresses are classic and perfect for showing off just the right amount of skin, but when it comes to support, they may not be right for all your bridesmaids. Enter the one-shoulder bridesmaid dress. The shoulder-baring silhouette will give you the best of both worlds while still looking classic and elegant.
Looking for a pretty alternative to strapless bridesmaids styles? Consider cap sleeves.
These barely there sleeves still flatter the shoulders but offer just enough coverage. For a vintage-inspired look, try a cap sleeve in delicate lace.
Long, straight bridesmaid dresses in soft fabrics are wedding staples, but if you want a break from tradition, why not try a dress with a tiered skirt? They add just the right amount of drama and are perfect for dancing the night away.
Lace is nothing new where wedding attire is concerned, but textured cotton lace feels fresh. Pastel shades like blush and lavender complement this romantic fabric, while a longer silhouette will dress it up.
A two-piece bridesmaid dress may be an unusual choice, but for a more daring bride, it can also be the perfect choice for a fun affair with a younger crowd. Choose a mix-and-match lace and tulle number for a romantic vibe, or go for bold with a two-piece that shows a sliver of skin.
Skirts draped in layers of sheer fabric gives floor-length bridesmaid dresses an ethereal vibe. To play up the romance factor, choose a dress in a soft color.
Whether the bridesmaid dresses you choose are simple or embellished, a fun flutter sleeve adds a vintage twist. Choose gowns in soft floral patterns, muted colors or feminine metallics to complement this romantic silhouette.
We’ve already given you the rundown on the hottest trends for bridesmaids in 2018.
This would be the off-the-shoulder. What about everyone else in your bridal party?
As it turns out, there’s one unexpected trend that’s been surfacing lately: Jumpsuits.
Like many of this year’s trends, it’s all about personal expression, both for the bride and her party.
Another bridal and bridesmaid fashion trend we are loving is the color-reversal trend.
But these days, more brides are looking to personalize their wedding day by ditching the traditional white gown and matchy-matchy bridesmaid dresses. Instead, they’re opting for colorful dresses and dressing their bridesmaids in white.
This bridal party switch-up might sound like a wedding fashion disaster, but, if done well, it can look amazing. Everyone should carry the same bouquet, and possibly wear similar jewelry, to pull together their looks.
As for brides, while most wedding dresses are still white — or at least an off-white shade — a growing number of brides are turning to colorful and patterned dresses.
Somewhere around 15% of today’s smart, savvy brides are looking for more “unique” designs, including different colors, lengths, and styles, according to BRIDES American Wedding Study 2017.
There’s lots to consider when planning a wedding; possibly more if you’re planning a destination wedding at a gorgeous and exotic beach, a villa in Tuscany, or a deserted temple in Thailand. We know it’s a lot, and we’re here to help!
Get in touch and let’s get you set up to chat with Fran. She is just amazing, and can help with blending your wedding colors into your save the date cards, wedding invitations, and the rest of your wedding stationery/
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It’s going to be SUCH a party. All your favorite peeps will be there. Your true love will be there, waiting to take those first steps on your new journey right by your side. Your Best Day Ever!