Everyone knows there are a million to-dos to when planning a wedding. You have to book a DJ, find the perfect venue that gives you the Joanne and Chip Gaines’ fixer-upper rustic barn feel, narrow down dietary options for the menu. However, the most important decision besides the bride's dress, of course, is the bridesmaid dresses. Fluff is here to help break down the latest bridesmaid dress trends that would collectively flatter any shape.
It is an honor to be a part of a bridal party but your best friends, the girls who probably coached you on what to text Mr. Right on many occasions, deserve to look and feel gorgeous on your big day. Therefore, NO ugly bridesmaids dresses! So, where do you start? How do you narrow down the various dress styles and choose a bridesmaid dress your girls will love?
After selecting your wedding dress, color scheme and theme of the ceremony, we suggest asking your bridal party about their budget. You can look fabulous without breaking the bank. Consider the size of each of your bridesmaids. If anyone in your bridal party is enduring a pregnancy or is self-conscious with showing the abdominal area, try to find dresses that will successfully cover the area. Bust size is something that often goes overlooked when determining the best style for bridesmaid dresses. Some women with large breast may not feel comfortable in strapless dresses or a plunging neckline, while on the other hand your flat chested friend can put on a wonder bra and make it look fabulous. Ask your girls what they feel comfortable wearing, this will determine how you chose the style of dress.
Black, teal, eggplant, gray, and navy are shades that compliment all skin tones. A favorite color theme has been pastel colors for outdoor ceremonies and darker colors for indoor evening ceremonies. Check out all of the trendy bridesmaid dress cuts below:
Check out all of the trendy bridesmaid dress cuts below:
Velvet: Seeking an alternative to crepe or chiffon fabric? Velvet for bridesmaid dresses is an unexpected touch and texture and are great for winter or formal themed weddings. Colors on velvet fabric are vibrant, and your bridesmaids will love it because you can wear the dress again.
All-White: Solange Knowles nailed this look during her nuptials, and now bridal fashionistas are flocking to this new trend. Ivory and bone white are in, plus it’s the bride’s big day all eyes are going to be on her no matter what color anyone is wearing!
Wrap Dresses: Successfully reintroduced by Diane Von Furstenberg, the wrap dress is now trending on bridal runways and bridal parties around the world. Because this silhouette looks fabulous on everyone, it’s like having a custom dress.
Separate: Perfect for the bohemian free spirit non-traditional wedding party, two-piece outfits are a knockout and a way to switch up the traditional attire. This option allows bridesmaids the ability to choose their separate pieces, where it would still look uniform.
Natural Waistline: Styles that highlight the natural waist are slimming and feminine. Look amazing on women with an athletic figure. Add a belt or bling around the waist to further compliment the dress.
Tea Length: Tea length dresses is a dress with the hemline falling from above the ankle to below the knee. This style has had a huge come back in both bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses. They are old school and trendy at the same time.
Mix and Match Necklines: To make every bridesmaid comfortable and confident, let them choose the neckline they love the most.
A-Line: An A-line gown is perfect formal wear for a wedding and a great go-to when choosing a something that compliments any body type. It’ll accentuate your figure by defining your waist, and it flares out to slim your silhouette.
Florals: Floral prints are perfect for spring and summer nuptials and wildly popular with brides. It is unique and compliments the bride’s white dress.
Ruche: Dresses with pleating incorporated at the midsection and the bust will cover areas your bridesmaids may be self-conscious of. Ruche bridesmaid dresses are a big hit with designers.