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Summer Trend: Striped Bridesmaid Dresses!

Posted by Kim on Jun 11, 2013

summer-bridesmaid-dress-trend-striped-bridesmaid-dressesDresses by (from left): Bari Jay; Wtoo. Bari Jay photo by Robert Mitra; Wtoo photo by Dan Lecca

Stripes have been a major summer trend on ready-to-wear runways and now they’re appearing in bridesmaid dresses. Horizontally-striped dresses are normally associated with nautical and preppy style, and the navy Wtoo dress pictured above, right is no exception. How cute would this style for a summer yacht club wedding? But we also love the vertically-striped Bari Jay for a beach fete – the stripes are so slimming and flattering, and provide a unique ombre effect that we just adore.

Would you dress your bridesmaids in stripes? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Bridesmaid Dress Trend: Two-Tone Styles

Posted by Kim on Apr 25, 2013

Dresses by (from left): Dessy Group; Eden Bridals. Photos by Robert Mitra

The black-and-white trend has spread from wedding dresses (hello, Vera Wang!) to bridesmaid styles. We saw several styles for ‘maids that featured white bodices and black skirts – it’s such a chic and modern look. And, particularly when you choose a short black-and-white style, you can totally throw a black blazer over the dress and wear it to work!

What do you think of this trend? Would you choose a black-and-white style for your bridesmaids? To view all of the new looks from New York Bridal Market, visit our Fashion Ideas page.

Bridesmaid Dress Trend: Dark Lace

Posted by Kim on Apr 24, 2013

Dresses by (clockwise from top left): Dessy, Bari Jay, Watters, Amsale. Dessy, Bari Jay, and Watters photos by Robert Mitra; Amsale photo by Dan Lecca

We saw dozens of bridesmaid dresses during New York Bridal Market, but there were a few trends that definitely emerged. Black or dark-colored lace bridesmaid dresses were featured in most of the collections that we saw, and we must say, we love the look. It’s feminine and flirty, but still feels quite formal – and even a bit edgy. Tell us in in the comments: Would you want your ‘maids to sport this look?

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Top Color Picks for Spring Bridesmaid Dresses

Posted by Kim on Mar 21, 2013

Dresses by (clockwise from top left): Watters; Anna Elyse Bridesmaid; Monique Lhuillier; BHLDN. Photos by Dan Lecca (3); courtesy of BHLDN

When you’re shopping for bridesmaid dresses, it’s important to not only consider styles that will look great on your gals, but also dresses that will fit your wedding season. And since springtime is about blooming blossoms and (we hope!) blue skies, heavy fabrics and dark colors simply don’t look right at spring weddings. Check out our top hues for spring bridesmaids:

Pale Coral: Coral is absolutely the hot color for bridesmaids this year. While we typically think of it as a summer, beachy hue, we think a paler coral would look just right at a spring garden wedding.

Mint: We know, we know – isn’t emerald the hot green of the moment? Well, yes, but it’s a little too deep and dark for springtime. Featuring a pale mint is a great way to include green in your wedding palette.

Floral: We’re aware that technically floral is not a color, but this pattern is never more appropriate than in in the springtime.

Sky Blue: This color looks great on most skin tones and looks beautiful at both formal and casual occasions.

What color are your bridesmaids wearing?

Hot Bridesmaid Dress Colors for 2013

Posted by Kim on Jan 29, 2013

Clockwise from top, left: Dress by Amsale; dress by Monique Lhuillier; dress by Alfred Angelo, dress by Jim Hjelm Occasions. All photos by Dan Lecca

If you’re starting to think about your wedding color scheme and style, you should also factor in what shade your bridesmaids will be wearing. Remember that your bridesmaids aren’t just there for moral support, they also serve as an important decor element (yes, we know how weird that sounds – but it’s true!). Check out the four hottest bridesmaid dress colors for 2013 (and venues where they’ll look their best):

Coral: This bright shade was hot at the 2013 Golden Globes – and on the bridal market runways. We think coral looks gorgeous at beach weddings, or really any warm-weather celebrations.

Gray: Whether you prefer a more silvery tone or a darker charcoal, we love this sleek and modern hue as a replacement for black at formal ballroom weddings. 

Green: Emerald is Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year, and we think it makes a beautiful shade for bridesmaid dressesparticularly if you’re hosting a modern wedding in a loft or art gallery.

Blush: If your wedding will take place in a garden, there’s perhaps no more appropriate shade than super-feminine blush. Choose a light and airy fabric, like chiffon, for a totally garden-appropriate look.

What color are your bridesmaids wearing? Tell us in the comments!

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