For some reason, and maybe I’m the only person who thinks like this, but when hearing the word “bridesmaid dress” images of horror pop up into my mind. Puffy sleeves, putrid colors, something that will be retired to the back of the closet the second you can get it off…but in reality, we’ve come a very long way since those days. The world of bridesmaid dresses have evolved and yet again, they’re upping the glam factor.
A new trend we’ve been seeing? Styling your bridesmaids after celebrities and upping the sophistication. Long gorgeous gowns decked out in jewels and sequins, or maybe just a beautiful solid satin. As a bride, you want every detail to fit together perfectly. Every aspect needs to shine-whether the dresses be short or long, don’t skimp on your bridesmaids!
This doesn’t mean any extra costs to the girls either; there are plenty of perfectly affordable picks from your local boutiques as well as online options!
Weddington Way has options from $100 and under as well as dresses that are 100% returnable! The site is easily accessible and allows the bride to share her customized page with her bridesmaids.
Taking two very popular inspirations from some of Hollywood’s starlets here, are some of our favorite looks for your leading ladies.
Long, short, sleeveless or sleeved, sequins are a HUGE trend right now. As always, Kate is a stunner in sequins.
Our Inspiration Our Picks:
Looking for shorter options? Check out these sites for styles all under $75:
One Shoulders & Slits:
Jen Aniston definitely turned heads in this high slit, one shoulder gown. Don’t feel comfortable doing both? Opt for one or the other.
This gorgeous gown is a doppelganger for Aniston’s showstopper. Added bonus? It comes in over 25 colors to choose from!
David’s Bridal also has a selection of one shoulder gowns ranging from jersey, silk, charmeuse and chiffon. Keep in mind the addition of lace and/or floral embellishments always ups the glam as well.
Just remember on the big day own the red carpet-ahem aisle-with confidence and you’ll reach celebrity status in your audience’s eyes!
Want more inspiration? Check out our Pinterest board for bridesmaids!