It’s that time of year again. If you haven’t already been invited to a wedding this summer, there are probably a few invites just lurking on the horizon. And what’s not to love, right? You get to share in the love and commitment between a happy couple on their special day. But what if you’re actually taking part in a wedding? Is your outfit all sorted? Fret not – we’ve rounded up some of the most elegant and effortless bridal attire around. From blushing bridesmaid dresses to picture perfect options for rehearsal dinner dresses. Your wedding wardrobe officially starts here!
Flirty in Floral
One of the most enduring trends from the past few seasons has been florals – particularly large blooming flowers in muted pastel shades. Here you have a wedding guest or bridesmaid dress alternative that is both striking and demure at the same time. Pair your floor-length maxi dress with a pair of metallic stiletto sandals and you’re all set. Blooming lovely, we’d say!
Navy Blue Nuance
Ah navy blue… what’s not to love? If you’re worried about the color being too dark and foreboding for a wedding, there is no need. Navy is the perfect color that is almost like a classic neutral. Say goodbye to the little black dress- now it’s all about navy. Navy blue makes for a more modern and sophisticated choice, providing some contemporary flair to a formal wedding. A fine layer of crochet lace adds that little touch of whimsy for some fashionable savoir faire!
Baby Pink Perfection
If there is one style of dress that suits all shapes and silhouettes, it’s the versatile shift dress. The design gently skims the bust and hip area with a layer of beautiful appliqué crochet lace providing a bit of pizzazz. The color is light, feminine and summery – just the right effect for a romantic garden wedding. Your bridesmaids dresses can even add to the floral theme of your wedding. Have you chosen pink peonies as your wedding flowers, by any chance? This lacy style will be their perfect compliment! Also available in Blue. And what about the bride? This dress also comes in a lovely beige shade that is perfect for your rehearsal dinner or bridal shower.
A Vision in Violet
Now that the sunny weather is here at last, make the most of it! Buck the trend of floor-skimming bridesmaid dresses for something decidedly shorter, swingier and a lot more fun. This blue gray party dress will add the perfect flirty note to your reception. A glamorous embellished belt tops off this cute little party dress ever so gracefully. Then there is the cheeky cut-out detail on the bust for even more sass.
With the welcome return of all things pastel colored this year, the trend has reached bridal fashion too. And what a perfect pairing it makes. This one-shouldered maxi dress features a bodice made of finely draped chiffon which leads down into a full voluminous floor-length skirt. A hint of metallic shimmer on the shoulder strap and midriff polish off this classy evening look wonderfully.
Another short and swingy party winner! We can see this one working beautifully for everything from early evening cocktail hors d’oeuvres to a more formal black tie dinner event. Dress your bridesmaids in this red A-line party dress and prepare to be praised on your great taste. We bet they’ll simply adore the universally flattering fit and flare design. Better yet, each of them will look feminine and gorgeous, regardless of their body shape! Also available in Periwinkle Blue.
Here is a style that is sure to delight even the most finicky of bridesmaids. This swingy little number combines classic white rosette lace with a fun party skirt of baby pink tulle. Your bridesmaids get to share in the traditional wedding white to match your dress with a touch of playfulness down below. Due to its neutral colors, this dress will go perfectly with just about any choice of footwear. Let your bridesmaids show off their individuality by letting them choose their own style of shoes. Those with more classic tastes may prefer sleek pointy nude stiletto heels while the more daring may opt for sky-high statement heels. You simply have to sit back and watch them happily twirl around the dancefloor all night long! Also available in Aqua.
Svelte and Sophisticated
If you’re going for an altogether more structured and formal black tie reception, don’t be afraid to go all out with a sophisticated look. It doesn’t come any more striking than this svelte body-hugging asymmetrical dress. You’ll be the talk of the evening (after the bride, of course!) in this sleek, knee-length design. The pattern features pale-colored swirls blending between white and beige. This is great sophisticated wedding guest dress for a semi-formal wedding.
Sweet, romantic and almost Victorian – that’s the beautiful effect created with this sage maxi dress made of ethereal chiffon. We can picture an old English literary heroine in a similar style, couldn’t you? Maybe Elizabeth Bennett or perhaps Jane Eyre? If the wedding is set in an English countryside, you’ve just found your ideal bridesmaid dress! It’s also the perfect style for slightly unpredictable weather. The basic nature of this bridesmaid dress means you can cover up with a more extravagant shawl or perhaps a bedazzled light cardigan for chilly nighttime temperatures. Available in Pink. Also available in Pale Mink.
An Eternal Classic
Here’s the thing about bridesmaid dresses – often times, those dresses will never be worn again (seen the movie 27 Dresses?). Why not be the one bride who changes all of that? And we’ve got just the dress to help you on your way. This fitted sheath design is simple and classic enough so that your maids will find many different uses for it post wedding. Plus, your wedding benefits from classy, minimalist bridesmaid dresses straight out of an Audrey Hepburn movie. Score all round! Also available in Green.