This season’s dresses are so beautiful that bridesmaids will actually love to wear them again — and chic bridesmaids set off the bride’s gorgeousness all the better. So choose the style that’s right for you, bask in your attendants’ gratitude, and enjoy the amazing pictures for years to come. These new looks are guaranteed to add just the right touch to your special day.
There’s just no end to the eye-catching colors this season. From quiet navies and delicate neutrals and pastels to icy blues and silvers, to bright pinks, purples, and yellows, there is a color to suit every wedding style. Make a statement with shiny purple, show off your sophistication with cool, satiny blush, or choose pale pink for an understated look. You can’t go wrong.
Bridesmaid dresses this season hint at fairytales and mythology. Ornately draped gowns, column skirts falling from cinched waists, and one-shoulder looks recall Greek goddesses. Flowing chiffons in understated pastels conjure up woodland nymphs. Mermaid flares, asymmetrical hemlines, ruching, and ornate back cutouts add drama. But whether you go for glamor or keep it simple, this season’s bridesmaids will have a touch of princess, or even goddess, about them. And what woman doesn’t want that?
3. Prints, Lace, and Trimmings
Decorative touches put your unique stamp on the wedding party’s look. So include whatever strikes your fancy. Choose from floral prints, ombre effects, sparkles, sheer overlays, lace, or some combination of these, and let your imagination run wild. Just make sure they complement the design of the garment, and of course never let an overdone dress compete with the bridal gown.
If you just can’t choose a single look, you don’t have to! Eclectic bridal parties are trending. You can select a color and let each bridesmaid choose a silhouette that flatters her body, or go all out with different designs for everyone. Just choose looks that harmonize-different shades of neutrals, or differently frothy decorations, for example-and be bold. With so many great possibilities, why limit yourself to just one?
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