Once you've chosen your own dress, you'll want to choose some fitting gowns for your bridesmaids. Bridesmaid dress shopping can be tricky but try taking the following factors into consideration to have less stress and more success during the dress buying process. The style of your own wedding gown, your wedding theme and the colour palette that you've chosen all play a part in choosing the perfect dress style for your bride tribe.
Here are this season's most loved trends to give you some inspiration before you hit the shops.
Your bridesmaids are all different shapes and sizes, so one style of dress probably won't suit them all. Lucky for you, mismatched bridesmaid gowns are the hottest trend this year and they are just the thing for those of you who want to make a real style statement in your bridesmaid dress choice. When executed correctly, mismatched bridesmaid dress colours will make for a striking bridesmaid look. Different styles allow each bridesmaid to find a cut and colour that truly suits them. When your bridesmaids are happy with their dresses, trust us - it will show.
Pantone's Colour of the Year is 'Living Coral' - a hue which is vibrant, yet mellow. 'Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.' Why not choose it for your bridesmaids to bring a contemporary and calming charm to your wedding?
Using varying shades of the same colour to create an ombre effect is such an on trend bridesmaid choice this year. Shades of purple have also become increasingly popular as it's a versatile colour that has a sophisticated feel. Try using varying shades of lilac, violet and mauve to create a pretty palette that is dreamy and subdued.
No longer a bridal party no-no, white dresses are now an acceptable and fashion forward bridal party trend. A firm favourite for minimalists and people who like easy to style options - work the look by choosing white bridesmaids dresses that are different to your own outfit. Opt for a contrasting length, style and neckline to vary the aesthetic.
Sunny yellows are a huge bridesmaid trend for summer brides. Symbolically, yellow represents freshness, happiness and positivity, which makes it a perfect colour choice to bring good vibes to your wedding day. There's a shade of yellow to suit all skin tones from zesty lemon to subtle ochre. Just take your bridesmaids complexions in to consideration when making your decision. Canary yellows and mustards will work on sallow skin and pastel lemon shades are gorgeous on fair ladies.
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Asymmetric one shoulder gowns have always been a favourite of ours and they are seeing a massive surge in popularity this year. A classic, neutral style like this one has a timeless elegance that won't date in your wedding photographs.
Which style is your favourite? Or have you some other recommendations for us? We'd love to hear them! Make sure to leave your comments below.