It wasn’t that long ago that bridesmaid dresses looked rather similar. Now, there are so many fantastic options for your maids and lots of new trends to love. From alternative bridesmaid dresses to bridesmaid outfits that are just completely different, it’s time to say hello to the new trends for bridesmaid fashion.
The mismatched trend
The mismatched trend for bridesmaid first appeared a few years ago. Initially, maids either wore the same style dress in different colour or a range of gown styles in the same hue. Now, there’s much more to mismatched bridesmaids than this.
You could let your maids wear dresses in a whole range of shapes, styles and fabrics. If one of your friends loves to get her glitzy on with sparkles and sequins whilst another prefers a softer look and dreams of tulle, go for it! Mismatched fabric is the way forward!
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Don’t forget to play around with skirt length, neckline and sleeve options as well as colours and fabrics. Let your bridesmaids really show their personalities through their choice of dress.
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The mismatched trend is definitely here to stay and you’ll see it in lots of the other trends we’re featuring here too.
Just as brides have been smitten with the trend for separates recently, so have bridesmaids. Here are some great ways to rock this style.
Now here’s a fantastic take on the trend for separates AND mismatched maids! Let your maids wear the same top with their choice of skirt (and check out those statement necklaces too!)
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We loved this mix of sequins alongside the soft skirts not to mention the variety of top styles.
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Cute knitwear always looks great next to a tulle skirt and when those skirts are short, the look gets even better.
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Patterns and colours for bridesmaids
It’s official - we’ve got the hots for colours and patterns right now and when you play with both, you create a really personal and interesting wedding look.
Maids in pretty patterned dresses make us really happy, especially when each once teams their short dress with brightly coloured shoes.
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Another great look is to mix plain coloured dresses in with some patterned numbers too. As long as all the colours work together, this will still be a totally cohesive look.
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It’s also more than alright to dress your maids in white! How fantastic does this group look and there’s no doubting who’s the bride!
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Darker colours are big news at the moment so bring a touch of drama to your bridesmaid ensembles with black dresses.
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Alternatives to a bridesmaid dress
Of course, not everyone wants to wear a dress and some people want to go for something really different. Happily, there are now are some great options out there for alternative bridesmaid outfits.
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We’d love to see more bridesmaids rocking the jumpsuit this year. Whether you opt for something that’s got a hint of the traditional bridesmaid about it or choose something deliciously different and your wedding will be packed with personality.
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If you really know who you are and want to embrace your own unique style, go for it! There really are no rules.
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Because you love your brilliant bridesmaids, why not give them a gift to show you care? Take a look at these 13 awesome wedding gift ideas for bridesmaids.