Whether you’re planning on picking the bridesmaid dress your bridesmaids will be wearing or just giving them some guidelines, there are plenty of stylish looks for you and your maids to choose from. Over the past few seasons designers have been creating fashion-forward looks that include hi-low hemlines, asymmetrical necklines in a range of hot hues from rich jewel tones to soft pastels. Here are some of the top nine key looks for the fast approaching spring season.
Number 1. Lace
Lace, which is popular on ready-to-wear runways and red carpets and is one of the top picks for bridesmaid dress fabrics. You’ll see all lace dresses as well as part lace gowns where the bodice or skirt is paired with a complementary fabric.
Number 2. Purple and Blush
According to bridesmaid dress designers purple still reigns supreme as the NO.1 bridesmaid dress color in shades as dark and rich as eggplant to the palest soft lavender, followed by light blush tones. While other colors seem to come and go, purple remains a trusty option.
Number 3. Asymmetrical Neckline and Hemlines
Whether it’s a one-shoulder neckline or a hi-low hemline, asymmetry is definitely in for both wedding dresses and bridesmaid styles. Great for those with toned upper arms and shoulders.
Number 4. Illusion Necklines
Illusion necklines have been huge on wedding gown runways for a while now and they’re becoming increasingly popular as bridesmaid styles. We like to think of illusion necklines as strapless with a bit more coverage, and whether it’s lace or sheer, it provides a classic and elegant look on most styles.
Top 5. Hint of Sparkle
Bridesmaid dresses are usually fairly simple, but we’re seeing more and more designers add a wee bit of glam to their bridesmaid styles. Whether it’s a small brooch or a bodice decorated in sequins, these styles are great for super-formal black-tie weddings.
Top 6. Beach Ombre Styles
If you’re having a warm-weather beach wedding then we love lightweight ombre gowns, which have proven popular all season. Whether you choose bright colors or something subtler, these styles scream “summer.”
Top 7. Peplums
Another trend that we first saw on bridesmaid runways last season – peplums! This modern detail was shown on both romantic gowns and more structured minis and is set to continue into next year. Hooray!
Top 8. Gorgeous Back Details
Designers are focusing more and more on the back view of both wedding and bridesmaid dresses, which look fab with up-do hairstyles. Similar to on-trend wedding gown styles, keyhole, illusion, and gorgeous ruffled backs, these are all hitting the bridesmaid dress scene.
Top 9. Two-Tone
Black and white is such a modern and classic color scheme, plus we love how it looks on bridesmaid dresses. It’s easy to throw on a simple blazer over a short black-and-white bridesmaid style to turn it into an office outfit. Why wouldn’t you go for this?