Summer Trend: Striped Bridesmaid Dresses!

Posted by Kim on Jun 11, 2013

summer-bridesmaid-dress-trend-striped-bridesmaid-dressesDresses by (from left): Bari Jay; Wtoo. Bari Jay photo by Robert Mitra; Wtoo photo by Dan Lecca

Stripes have been a major summer trend on ready-to-wear runways and now they’re appearing in bridesmaid dresses. Horizontally-striped dresses are normally associated with nautical and preppy style, and the navy Wtoo dress pictured above, right is no exception. How cute would this style for a summer yacht club wedding? But we also love the vertically-striped Bari Jay for a beach fete – the stripes are so slimming and flattering, and provide a unique ombre effect that we just adore.

Would you dress your bridesmaids in stripes? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Bridesmaids, Head to Toe!

Posted by sunflower on May 24, 2013

Just wanted to ask you ladies about how you incorporated your theme into your bridesmaids’ attire?  Our theme was a rustic, fall wedding, and I think the dresses, down to the jewelry fit so perfectly.

My girls and I went to several dress shops before we found the dresses, turns out it was a little shop down the road where we did find them.  I have a bridal party of 8 ladies, so of course not each style falls perfectly on each figure.  They ranged from 5’2 to almost 6′ tall and of course varying sizes.  The dresses we chose were almost exactly the same, minus little details here and there.  I chose a cocoa color for the dresses and matched them with a nice, rustic ivory lacing, which were laid differently on each dress, perfect.  To compliment the dresses. I bought the girls pearl necklaces and matching bracelets.

After seeing the beautiful dresses, I decided to sunflowers to complete our look.  What would a fall wedding look like without a pretty pop of color?

Bridesmaid Dress Trend: Two-Tone Styles

Posted by Kim on Apr 25, 2013

Dresses by (from left): Dessy Group; Eden Bridals. Photos by Robert Mitra

The black-and-white trend has spread from wedding dresses (hello, Vera Wang!) to bridesmaid styles. We saw several styles for ‘maids that featured white bodices and black skirts – it’s such a chic and modern look. And, particularly when you choose a short black-and-white style, you can totally throw a black blazer over the dress and wear it to work!

What do you think of this trend? Would you choose a black-and-white style for your bridesmaids? To view all of the new looks from New York Bridal Market, visit our Fashion Ideas page.

Bridesmaid Dress Trend: Dark Lace

Posted by Kim on Apr 24, 2013

Dresses by (clockwise from top left): Dessy, Bari Jay, Watters, Amsale. Dessy, Bari Jay, and Watters photos by Robert Mitra; Amsale photo by Dan Lecca

We saw dozens of bridesmaid dresses during New York Bridal Market, but there were a few trends that definitely emerged. Black or dark-colored lace bridesmaid dresses were featured in most of the collections that we saw, and we must say, we love the look. It’s feminine and flirty, but still feels quite formal – and even a bit edgy. Tell us in in the comments: Would you want your ‘maids to sport this look?

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Top Color Picks for Spring Bridesmaid Dresses

Posted by Kim on Mar 21, 2013

Dresses by (clockwise from top left): Watters; Anna Elyse Bridesmaid; Monique Lhuillier; BHLDN. Photos by Dan Lecca (3); courtesy of BHLDN

When you’re shopping for bridesmaid dresses, it’s important to not only consider styles that will look great on your gals, but also dresses that will fit your wedding season. And since springtime is about blooming blossoms and (we hope!) blue skies, heavy fabrics and dark colors simply don’t look right at spring weddings. Check out our top hues for spring bridesmaids:

Pale Coral: Coral is absolutely the hot color for bridesmaids this year. While we typically think of it as a summer, beachy hue, we think a paler coral would look just right at a spring garden wedding.

Mint: We know, we know – isn’t emerald the hot green of the moment? Well, yes, but it’s a little too deep and dark for springtime. Featuring a pale mint is a great way to include green in your wedding palette.

Floral: We’re aware that technically floral is not a color, but this pattern is never more appropriate than in in the springtime.

Sky Blue: This color looks great on most skin tones and looks beautiful at both formal and casual occasions.

What color are your bridesmaids wearing?