Fashion-forward and always ahead of the pack, keep your best girls style-savvy with our top tips for the latest bridesmaids trends…
Once you’ve decided on your own dress for the wedding it’s time to turn your attention to your nearest and dearest, your wedding allies, the #girlsquad – of course, we’re talking bridesmaids! As wedding-dress trends continue to turnover at a higher rate than before, so too do the options for your maids, meaning it’s goodbye fussy, structured and predictable gowns, and hello stylish, fun and uber-cool creations… we team up with Brides Up North to say a big hello to the latest bridesmaids trends!
The possibilities in today’s fashion-forward bridal world are pretty much endless, but we’re here with our top pick of current bridesmaid dress trends to narrow down the choices and ensure your leading ladies are on point in your big day piccies! Let the shopping commence…
Spilling over from the wedding dress catwalks, separates are one of our very favourite bridesmaid looks for 2017 and beyond! Not only is a top and skirt combo deemed to be super stylish, but it can be a practical option too, with maids invited to select individual styles to suit their figures and tastes. Rewritten, the creators of ‘damn cool’ bridesmaid attire offer a simple concept of teaming a floaty maxi skirt with a choice of fashionable tops in a choice of deliciously bold hues. Those wanting to play designer on a bigger scale meanwhile should look up fresh designer Motee Maids, which gives ladies the option to create their own look by picking from a range of embellishments, fabrics, silhouettes and colours. There is the option of separate tops and skirts, but applying embellishment to the top half of a Motee Maids dress can also give the same impression.
We’re not sure that there will ever be a time when sequins and sparkle aren’t associated with weddings, but as self-confessed magpies we say bring on the glitz and glam! As such, red-carpet-worthy metallic bridesmaid dresses easily make our trend edit. In line with the rise of rich metal tones, such as copper, rose gold and pewter, in weddings, we’re instantly drawn to gowns in these stunning shades. Kelsey Rose features several sequin-embellished ‘statement styles’ in its latest collection, meaning a bride’s golden girls can literally shine from head to toe. Further dazzling options include designs by BHLDN and Jenny Packham No 1 at Debenhams, as well as this gorgeous creation from Kate Beaumont.
In place of formal, rigid bridesmaid dresses we now have an ever-increasing choice of beautiful light, fluid designs that enable ladies to be both comfortable and confident during their lead role. Gorgeous examples come from the likes of Maids to Measure, presented in fashionable silhouettes with up-to-the-minute details, such as cold shoulder necklines, high-split skirts and feminine bows. The former mentioned Rewritten also have a swoon-worthy collection of fuss-free dresses that maids are guaranteed to wear beyond the big day due to their take on sleek sartorial splendour. Meanwhile, for the ultimate style statement, flowing jumpsuits are also making their way onto the bridesmaid scene with fine examples from Hayley Paige Occasions and twobirds.
For added interest, brides can look to dress their girl squad in beautiful detailed designs; whether it be through subtle embellishing or louder embroidered creations. Needle & Thread have some outrageously stunning options in dreamy semi-sheer tulle finished with the brand’s signature embroidered and beaded details. Monsoon also get in on the action with some super-pretty sparkle and patterned numbers that will help set your favourite girls apart from the crowd.
Though it’s not a new trend, nothing quite makes a visual impact like mismatched bridesmaid dresses. Rather than taking a ‘one look suits all approach’, ladies can mix up their appearance with a variety of colours, styles and lengths of dresses. Twobirds’ popular multiway dresses provide an easy and timeless way to achieve the look through their Classic and Tulle gowns. And now their Party collection has put a firm focus on fashion with a stylish range of designs available in their fabulous colour choices, that can be worn several different ways. But brides, be warned, you will want to order one of these for your honeymoon wardrobe, that we can guarantee!
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