When it comes to choosing attire for your leading ladies, it can be a bit overwhelming. Each girl comes with a different figure and often a contrasting opinion on what looks good and so satisfying everyone can get a little complicated. To give you an insight into what styles you should expect to see popping up in bridal boutiques, we’ve rounded up this year’s hottest top 10 bridesmaid dress trends, with a figure flattering array of styles, sure to keep your pretty maids happy.
1) Cold shoulder
The latest craze in bridesmaid style is asymmetrical detailing, with one-shoulder gowns offering a welcome alternative to strapless gowns and the adored feature of a little added support. This truly flattering trend looks elegant on floor hitting styles, with black proving a popular choice for brides who wish to evoke red carpet glory. Complete the look with minimalist up dos to nail this trend.
2) Be bold
For a true pop of colour in those wedding day photos, drape your ladies in a bold hues including canary yellow, fuchsia pink and exquisite jewel tones for sassy shades your gals will love. Add bouquets in neutral creams and whites with just a hint of colour to perfectly finish this look.
3) Mix and match
Perhaps one of the most alternative trends around, mismatched dresses are a great way to keep the peace with fussy maids and set your style stakes high. Co-ordination is key here as while your girls may be rocking different dresses, whether that be in style or colour, get it wrong and risk looking a little messy. For alternating styles, the rule here is to keep changes in each gown subtle, such as differentiating shoulder details. For varying colours, ensure these are similar tones as too much of a contrast will leave guests questioning who your bridesmaids are.
4) Heavy metal
Brides with a love for something shiny are drawn to sequins, embellishment and metallic tones, instantly adding glamour and a touch of luxe to their day. Metallic colours offer the perfect colour palette for any season. Plus, who doesn’t love a little bling, right? Echo metallic touches in your own gown to nail this trend.
5) Short and sassy
Short, or tea-length dresses are having a serious moment, hogging the spotlight for a few season now, and we can’t say we’re surprised. More and more brides are evoking vintage vibes in shorter dresses, which is perfectly echoed in this dress length of choice for their maids. But the rule doesn’t confine short dresses to this situation only, with brides choosing shorter lengths for their maids and floor length dresses for themselves.
6) Pastel perfection
With a candy shop array of sugar coated hues including parma violet, spearmint and lemon sherbet, pastels are the colour of choice for bridesmaids, unsurprisingly proving particularly popular for spring and summer weddings. Choose a tone which complements all your maids’ skin tones to keep everyone happy.
7) Terrific tiers
A popular choice with brides longing to break from the tradition of long, straight dresses in soft fabrics, a tiered skirt creates just the right amount of drama, while still allowing your girls to dance the night away with no complaints.
8) Sleeves please
Some bridesmaids will prefer to be a little more covered up and pretty cap sleeves are a subtle way to do just that. Effortlessly romantic, these barley there sleeves will flatter the shoulders with just enough coverage. Nod to a bygone era with a cap sleeve in delicate lace.
9) Stylish separates
An unusual choice and definitely one for the more daring bride, two piece dresses are perfect for the fashion conscious. Choose a mix and match lace and tulle number for a touch of romance, or go bold with a two piece skirt and crop top with just a hint of skin on show.
10) In the neck
Alternative necklines are hot right now and one which is demanding attention is the simple halter-neck. Demure, yet stylish, opt for blush pink tones for your maids, to evoke the essence of romance on your special day.