Being a bridesmaid is a thrill experience. You witness your friend exchange vows with the love of her life, you get to be at an awesome wedding reception and if you’re lucky, you can also look fabulous in one of these bridesmaid outfit ideas.
You don’t need a dress
When it comes to bridesmaids, dresses are always a sure thing. Since a bride-to-be usually has a diverse cast of women when it comes to age and body shape, wearing a dress is the best way for everyone to look their best. But, here’s good news for all trouser lovers — jumpsuits! From traditional structured to flowy cuts, there are plenty of options. Wearing a jumpsuit will definitely make the look more interesting.
Weddings are romantic and for bridesmaids, that means a lot of choices. Embroidery is back, same as sheer overlays which will make your attire look romantic and elegant at the same time. If you ever secretly wanted to try something lacy, flowery or airy — the wedding is the perfect opportunity to test the waters.
Short dresses for bridesmaids might not be a top choice for some, but there’s clearly an advantage: you’re much more able to move around, dance with your girlfriends and reach for that bouquet!
Dress choices are endless -- wide strap tea length, strapless, halter neckline... Whichever you pick, you will look perfect.
This trend’s been back in casual wear, so why would bridesmaid fashion be exempted? One shoulder look can be worn with modern or vintage designs. Whether you wear a jumpsuit or a dress, having one shoulder will breathe a new life into bridesmaids’ style.
Bridesmaids are often too focused on their clothes to think about accessories, but that should change, because, let’s face it, a good piece of jewelry can make or break an outfit. Wearing a statement necklace will give your dress a whole new perspective, and if you need a bag, a nice clutch seems like a good choice, until you realise that it’s too small for all your belongings. And let’s face it, women tend to need a lot of stuff wherever they go. So choosing one from a wide range of tote bags is a perfect way to be sophisticated and pragmatic at the same time.
Pastel colors are the thing…
We all know that the shining star of every wedding should be the bride herself. Choosing pastel-colored bridesmaid dresses is the right way to show everyone the beauty of the bride. At the same time, wearing light-colored pieces shows you in an ethereal light together with your newly-married friend.
...but so are the vibrant colours
This one might seem risky at first, but if done correctly, it can bring out a whole new vibe. Mustard yellow, parakeet green or lipstick red are the colors expected to make a splash this season.
This timeless fabric has been a staple at weddings throughout the years, and when something’s not broken, then it doesn’t need to be fixed. Classic, off-the-shoulder, knee-length models will be worn this year, so if you’re not willing to experiment, this one is a safe bet.
Heels are here to stay
Every dress needs to be paired with a fabulous pair of shoes. For this year, trends include single strap sandals, block heels, peep-toes, low-heel sandals, and wedges. Even if you don’t enjoy walking on in high-heeled pumps, there’s always an option to switch them for ballerina flats or even, elegant sneakers if you feel brave enough.
Jewellery never gets outdated
Exchanging the wedding rings is the peak when it comes to wedding jewelry but that doesn’t mean that bridesmaids shouldn’t indulge themselves with something pretty. This year, bridesmaids (and brides) will be wearing mismatched drop earrings, pearl necklaces, and even belts! Choosing jewelry has never been more fun!
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