Dressing Your Bridesmaids: Top 5 Trends for Bridesmaids Dresses
More than ever before, bridesmaid dresses mirror the best trends from todayís fashion runways and red carpets. Bridesmaid's dresses should be a modern wear-again part of a wardrobe thatís perfect for a future dress-up event.
Trend # 1 Coordinated but not matching
The days of turning your bridal party into a cluster of identical hot-pink, taffeta dresses are over! The name of the game in bridesmaid fashion is coordinated, but not identical. Many brides have their attendants wear different styles in the same fabric or colors. This allows each maid to wear a dress that is flattering to her and creates a coordinated, interesting and blended look.
Trend # 2 Bold Colors
Color is another standout fashion statement, and gives the bride another outlet to express her personality and style with colors ranging from soft, romantic palettes to vibrant hues. This season in particular, bright and bold is the way to go! Tangerine orange, yellow, and fuschia are all "in" colors. Looking for something more subtle? Lighter shades of lavender, blue, and mint green are also tops.
Trend # 3 Tea length and higherI'm certainly not discounting the elegance of a floor length dress, but I'm seeing hemlines get higher and higher when it comes to bridesmaid dresses.
Tea length dresses (hem falls a few inches below the knee) have been around for several years and are one the most popular choices for brides. Now, designers are showing a bit more leg with dresses just above the knee. This gives the dresses an even more modern look as most certainly gives this dress more wear-ability in the future.
In addition, bridesmaid dresses are following the latest fashion trends with the introduction of high-low hem lines, both in cocktail and full length gowns. This gives your bridal party a fashion forward look.
Trend # 4 One-Shoulder Styles
I've always loved the contemporary look of a one shoulder dress - they're flattering and modern. These one-shoulder styles have been shown on the red carpet and the fashion world, but now finally a mainstay for bridesmaid dress designers.
Trend # 5 Lace
Now, I certainly wouldn't call lace a new wedding trend, but it's a fabric that's been rarely used on bridesmaid dresses - until now. From a little touch of contrasting lace to full-on lace dresses, it's wonderful to see this feminine fabric move into the bridesmaid world.
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