Monday, September 17, 2018

The Latest Trends For Bridesmaids Dresses

Photo Credit: Amy Kate

The wedding industry has seen some major wedding attire changes in the past few years. In 2016 & 2017, the major change was the bridal gown. Last year, the major change was in the brides gown. Many bride’s were married in dresses that were virtually sheer. Designers used the talent with lace to cover the essentials.

During this bold time in bridal, industry leaders like Azazie. Azazie helped the bride who wanted the trendy look but did not want to sacrifice class and charm. Gowns were designed that gave the coverage needed, with sheer overlay, lace, and nude tones.

Bridesmaids were dressed in A-line dresses, split up the leg to the thigh, with a sweetheart or mock low cut dresses, usually in a single color and design. The trend for this year looks much different.

What is a bridesmaid and how does it affect what she wears?
  • If you have never been a bridesmaid you, may think that all they do is put on a pretty dress and spend a few hours having her hair done, posing for photographs. However, that is not even close to what being a bridesmaid includes. The word should clue you in. A bridesmaid is an attendant for the bride. A groomsman is an attendant for the groom.

Photo credit: Mihai Stefan Photography

Today’s bridesmaid

Today’s bridesmaid helps the bride put the wedding together. They may help with the invitations. They may monitor the wedding fund that is online. They could remove items already purchased and post more items that the couple wants.

The bridesmaids normally give the bride a wedding shower or a bachelorette party. Today’s bridesmaid does not dress like the bride. However, she does dress in a formal dress of the brides choice.

At the wedding, the bridesmaid is on full alert. She helps the bride prepare. If something is forgotten, the bridesmaid takes care of the situation. She shields the bride as much as possible.

She is on her feet for hours that day. While the bridesmaid needs to be beautiful, a bride needs to select a gown that is low maintenance, and comfortable. Many bridesmaids walking shoes while the getting ready part takes place. When it is time to line up for the wedding, she slips into her heels.


This year you will notice bridesmaid’s will wear understated and chic gowns. Her dress needs to be below the knee, brushing the calf, or tea-length. Few bridesmaids will be wearing dresses that are long, The only dress that is floor-length will be worn by the bride.

The trend for this season is to wear a dress that has a discrete and sexy overtone. One way the bridesmaid is pulling this off is by wearing a dress that would normally have tiny straps, but trading the straps for a sexy little cup sleeve. Mock necklines is another easy way to have the sex appeal tastefully.  Lace that goes over a sweetheart neckline, and fastens at the back of the neck is lovely.

  • The simple changes give the bridesmaids a classy look. The bridesmaids are having their sensuality is a big way with the backs of the dresses. A low cut back looks beautiful as the bridesmaids are walking down the aisle. Since the hemlines are tea-length (or close to it) a high-low dress works well. From behind they look like they are wearing a full-length gown. When they turn around the sorter from hem is stunning.


The colors you can expect this year are:
  • Dusty rose
  • Sea green
  • Gunmetal blue
  • Blush pink
  • Coral
  • Teal

These colors go well indoors or outdoors. These colors are great for weddings venues such as:

  • Parks & gazebo
  • Small church weddings
  • Backyard weddings
  • Weddings on the beach
  • Vineyards

Extremely formal wedding colors

  • Navy blue
  • Champagne
  • Black
  • Silver
  • Deep red
  • Deep green
  • Ivory
  • Cream

The venues these colors will work well in are:
  • Fine cathedrals
  • A hotel venue
  • A smaller church

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The current trend for flowers for brides and bridesmaids are very large and colorful bouquets. The blooms are completely open. The flowers are embellished with a lot of greenery.

The flowers are normally placed in the center of the table as a centerpiece. The bride's bouquet will be the largest, and it is usually placed at the bridal table.

In many weddings, the final duty of the bridesmaid is to gather the flowers and donate the to a retirement home. Residents rarely receive anything o beautiful. If you can take them inside you will be so happy. The retirement home keeps records. They can make sure that someone who is lonely gets a vase of beautiful flowers.

Your wedding can be everything  you want it to be. Tradition always starts with one person. You could be that bride who introduces a new trend that will change the look of the bride of the future!

1 comment:

  1. All the bridesmaid must know that they are the 2nd most noticed persons after the bride and groom. Everyone has an eye on them, so they must decide their dressing wisely.

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