Bridesmaids dresses have a much bigger impact on your wedding style than you may have thought. A row of beautiful gowns can be used to carry out your wedding colors, but those gowns can also do much more. If you’re planning a fashion forward event, make a stylish statement with one of these bold bridesmaids looks!
All Black Everything
No matter the year, no matter the season, we have a special place in our hearts for bridesmaids in black. The stark contrast next to a bride’s white gown is unbelievably chic. To take your black bridesmaids gowns to the next level, choose dresses with a little variety, whether it’s a leather accent, a collared neckline, unique lace patterns, or with a dramatic back. If you want to really shake things up, get your girls fitted in their own black suit jackets and pants. It’s edgy-meets-sophisticated styling at its best!
With a rise in popularity of botanical-inspired weddings, it’s no wonder we’re seeing more and more floral prints on bridesmaids. Depending on your print of choice, different florals can help determine the style of your day. Fit and flare dresses with mid-century inspired flowers are perfect for a colorfully retro wedding while flowing gowns with watercolor blooms have a bohemian affect. Select one print for each girl to wear, or different prints by the same designer or in the same color palette to have a cohesive look that’s still a little “off.”
Major Mixing and Matching
Mismatched bridesmaids dresses are nothing new, but bold choices make a big difference. Instead of dressing your bridesmaids in a variety of dresses in the same shade, get creative with a whole color story. Don’t be afraid to mix prints, textures, or even metals when selecting gowns. We love a gang of bridesmaids who are full of personality! To achieve the look, we recommend assigning each girl a style (i.e. floral, metallic, or mint lace) before you start shopping so that you know you’ll end up with a variety of looks that complement one another. We think this also works best when there’s one common thread, whether it’s “floral print” or “muted jewel tones” to keep the assortment looking cohesive.
photo by Melissa Marshall
photos by Emily Magers Photography; see more from this wedding here!
photo by Daring Wanderer
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