We know that many of you have had to purchase that typical frumpy bridesmaid dress that never looks quite right on anyone and you know you will never wear it again. Well, we’ve narrowed down the top bridesmaids dress trends that we’re loving this year and we’re sharing our favorite takes on them and why we think that you and your girls will actually want to wear these dresses again.
Photo: Rachel Havel
While tradition says you’re not supposed to wear white to a wedding some brides have opted for their bridesmaids to dress in white and we are here for it! It gives a very clean modern look to your bridal party and distinguishes them from other wedding guests. White is also perfect for that boho bride not wearing a white dress. The bridesmaids pictured looked amazing next to the bride wearing a printed Rue De Seine dress.
Our 2020 Wyoming cover this summer also features a bridal party dressed in white (below) and it’s stunning! And, we love that the silk, mid-length dresses are pieces your bridesmaids can wear for future events whether it’s for a fancy date night or gala.
Featured in our local Denver wedding guide, this bride dressed her party in varying textures, from flowing chiffon to delicate beading. This bride also fitted her tribe in varying hues all within the same color range. We love the idea of having your brides in various prints, styles, and colors because it allows your girl gang to pick a dress that flatters their body type and skin tone. Not to mention, they’re more likely to wear the dress again if it’s something they get to pick out!
Now the opposite of white is black, we know the old saying not to wear black to a wedding hinting at it being a funeral, but black provides a clean modern look that is also timeless. For her black-tie, wedding Zoe dressed her bridal party in long black dresses that coordinated perfectly with the groomsmen’s black tuxedos.
Photos: Tamara Gruner Photography | Planner: Calluna Events | Gown Designer: Ines Di Santo | Florist: Plum Sage Flowers | Hair Stylist: Needle in the Hay Salon | Makeup Artist: Gina Comminello Makeup Artistry | Bridesmaids Dresses: Likely
Instead of the same dress in the same color, we’ve seen many brides putting a few of their bridesmaids in coordinating or matching prints. This bride stayed within her color scheme but put two of her bridesmaids in a soft floral print dress that paired perfectly with the other light blue dresses. We love this concept for summer I do’s but with the print, it would be a fun option for fall and winter weddings too!
This bride, featured in our Vail Wedding Guide, chose Jenny Yoo blue velvet gowns for her bridesmaids. Velvet is all the rage this year and we can see it sticking around for another season. The velvet gives a very romantic touch that distinguishes your bridal party from other guests and helps them stand out against the natural landscape.
Head to our Local Wedding Guide library for more inspiration on how to dress your tribe!