Dresses by (clockwise from top left): Alfred Angelo, Wtoo, Lela Rose, Jim Hjelm Occasions
Photos by Dan Lecca
Blue has been a popular bridesmaid dress color choice for a while – but with so many shades to choose from, how do you decide? Of course, you could have your ‘maids each pick a dress in a different shade of blue to create a pretty palette, but if you just want to pick one shade, think about your venue. Lighter blue shades look best in the warmer months, at less formal weddings in outdoor settings like the beach or garden. Darker shades are ideal in colder months (though navy looks great year-round!) for more formal weddings at country clubs or ballrooms.
Check out our favorite new blue bridesmaid dresses and vote on your favorite shade of below:
Dresses by (clockwise from top left): Monique Lhuillier, Jim Hjelm Occasions, Alfred Angelo, Amsale
Photos by Dan Lecca
Dressing your bridesmaids (and maintaining your friendships) isn’t always the easiest process. We recommend selecting styles that are flattering, looks that your girls can easily wear again. We’ve gone ahead and selected our favorite brand-new bridesmaid dresses that totally fit the bill. We’re particularly fans of the four styles pictured above, which we think any bridesmaid would be thrilled to wear to your wedding and beyond.
We love the floral Monique Lhuillier dress – patterned bridesmaid dresses are just so chic right now. And after the wedding, your ‘maids could absolutely wear this to a baby shower or Mother’s Day brunch.
As for the bright colorblocked Jim Hjelm Occasions dress, couldn’t you just imagine it looking smashing at a beach wedding – or a summer barbecue or date night after the fact?
As soon as the black sequined Alfred Angelo style came down the runway, we immediately thought “New Year’s Eve wedding!” But really, this style would work at any super-glam, bling-tastic affair. Afterwards, your bridesmaids could wear this dress for a night on the town.
And the Amsale gown, with its modern one-shoulder neckline, is the most versatile of the bunch. We could picture it at a garden wedding, in a more formal ballroom setting, even on the beach!
What do you think of these styles? Which new bridesmaid dress do you think your ‘maids would love to wear? Let us know in the comments!