Redefining Bridesmaid Style: Let Your Girls Personalize Their Look

It wasn’t so long ago that “bridesmaid” and “fashion victim” were interchangeable terms, but wedding photos have never looked so stylish, thanks to the number of bridesmaids sporting fashion-forward, social-inspired dresses. More and more brides are encouraging the women in their bridal parties to personalize their look by giving them freedom when it comes to choosing and accessorizing a dress. A bride might give guidance in terms of a color palette, but then let each bridesmaid choose a dress that flatters her figure and reflects her personal style. The more flexible a bride is when it comes to her wedding-party fashions, the more enthusiastically her bridesmaids will embrace their role. A maid of honor or bridesmaid will have more fun during the process if she can choose a dress, shoes and accessories that she knows she’ll wear again.

As you start thinking about what look you would like for your bridal party (will it be soft and romantic? bold and colorful?) consider some of the top bridesmaids trends from Victoria Rucks, District Manager at David’s Bridal Canada.

BridesmaidsStyle_LaniElias1. The Little White Dress. It used to be a taboo for anyone other than the bride to wear white to a wedding, but brides are embracing the little white dress as a look for their bridal parties. White lace, 3D appliqué embellished dresses and simple A-line skirts were fixtures on the runway, proving that it’s going to be a white-hot summer for bridal parties. Ivory bridesmaids dresses are also a romantic, neutral option.

BridesmaidStyle_ZacPosen2. Lace’s Color Makeover. What’s a wedding without a trace of lace? The classic fabric is making a colorful, modern comeback this season, especially when it comes to bridesmaid style. Fashion designer Zac Posen has created an exclusive line for David’s Bridal that features gorgeous (and affordable) social-inspired looks. Your bridal party will love walking down the aisle in red-carpet style!

BridesmaidStyle_Manifesto3. Pretty Pastels. From a hint of mint to hydrangea blue or romantic lavender, pastel bridesmaid dresses were fixtures on the spring runways. Choosing a pastel color palette for your bridal party creates a soft, romantic effect in wedding portraits.

BridesmaidStyle_VeraWang4. Feminine Details. Flowing chiffon dresses (either cocktail- or full-length) and vertical ruffles are just a couple of examples of the gorgeous feminine details featured on the latest crop of bridesmaids dresses. With such pretty detailing, these dresses have high wear-again potential and would be perfect for your bridesmaids to wear to a bridal shower or other special occasion after the wedding.

Images: All This Happiness; Lani Elias Photography; courtesy of David’s Bridal; Manifesto Photography; courtesy of David’s Bridal.

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