the long and now the short of bridesmaids dresses…

Part two

A few weeks ago you got the long side of the story when I explored the maxi style for your bridesmaids’ dresses. This week it’s all about short dresses; which is perfect timing now the weather is starting to pick up (everything crossed!) and wedding season is in full swing!

Styling your bridesmaids should not only be fun as they are a collective of your favourite people, but they are as almost as important in reflecting the style and tone of your day as the flowers. They follow you down the aisle, appear in hundreds of your wedding snaps and being creative with their look can pull your whole wedding style together beautifully. So without further ado here is a selection of some of my favourite styles which will hopefully get your creative fashion juices flowing!

First up is the simple, vintage inspired piece; the Daisy Lace Dress by LAGOM. It is a perfect choice for anyone who wants to sprinkle a bit of classic understated chic into their day. Think vintage cars, black and white photographs, Doris Day and dash of redder than red lipstick. The simplicity of the cut, the scooped neckline and trimming of lace is just too sweet. The off-white cotton material essentially gives you the freedom to inject any colours to the look and to get creative with flowers, shoes and hairclips; creating a striking and quirky contrast of colour and a stunning overall look.

The Swallowtail Silk Tea Dress, is a beautiful silk creation. It is cut to the knee and looks very much like a classic shift dress from the front, with its high-cut neck line. This gives you and your maids the to option to accessorize as much or a little as you please. What I love the most, though, is the plunging cut of the back and the way the look is perfectly finished, with quirky, ruffled-rose embellishments. It is effectively two different dresses in one, which I think is incredibly fun. With the demure and classic look from the front, in keeping with the formality of a marriage ceremony and the sassy and unusual back, reflecting the fun of the evening when you and your maids can let your hair down! It comes in a choice of colours including; apple green and coral pink.

Finally, who said bridesmaids shouldn’t wear black? Well it certainly wasn’t me! Dressing your bridesmaids in black doesn’t mean you’re casting a dark shadow over the day. Black is classic, stylish and flattering but I do concede breaking away from colour is a rather brave move. This means choosing the right style of LBD is imperative! Silk and Satin have a beautiful offering called The Florence Dress. It is an early-1930s-inspired piece made of black lace over oyster coloured silk; that is both sexy and elegant all at once. Its classic 30s style actually feels remarkably contemporary. Black heals and a quirky fascinator or hair-band would be the piece de resistance to perfectly compliment a choice that is both stunning and bold.

Now, thats quite enough about my favourites, what we really want to know is what will your bridesmaids be wearing? And of course will it be long or short…?

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