It's your day, but that doesn't mean you should force your bridesmaids into an ugly, one-time-use outfit. Styling your pals for your wedding has the potential for huge drama— your friendship can be severely strained if you let your friends wear fashion faux pas! Instead, turn to these modern beauties to get your besties ready for your wedding. They’ll thank you for it.
White is usually a taboo color when it comes to bride's maid dresses, with the belief that the bride should stand out on her big day. But when a bride is confident enough let her best gals wear the same color as her, the result is a clean aesthetic that whispers of elegance.
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Once upon a time, bridesmaids wore only a solid, head-to-toe hue. Not anymore. For a fresh feel, play with pattern. Varying floral prints exude a sweet, feminine vibe without being too saccharine.
Bold red gets a playful spin when sparkles are thrown into the mix. Textures like sequins, beads, and studs can add glitz to your ceremony without being too flashy. Bonus: No major jewelry required!
Being a one-material girl is so last season. A range of textures, from flowing tulle and sleek silk to boho chiffon, blend beautifully together if kept in the same shade. Here, an earthy tone like olive green stays sophisticated by varying the textures of the dresses.
Throw away convention. Variety is the spice of life! Your ladies don’t have to sport just one cut or color. A pink's youthful, flirty vibe, for instance, gets a touch of edginess when paired with the austerity of black and white.
Make it fun rather than stiff by incorporating unusual colors. Bold tones work best at an outdoor fête while subtler shades suit a more formal affair. Here, burnt sienna allows a flimsy, backless slipdress to stay classy enough for a wedding.
If you’re having a variety of colors meet up at the altar, a single style can tie all the looks together. Give your girls the same outfit in different shades, as shown here, where a rainbow of pastels in floaty fabrics lends an ethereal feel to this entourage.
Alternatively, sticking to a single palette can keep your lineup charming instead of chaotic. All these dresses look stunning together because they’re in the same color scheme. Sleek and daring cuts make the golden brown gowns scream sexy instead of frumpy.
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