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New bridesmaid dress trends you’ll love

Looking for some unique bridesmaid dress ideas? Don’t fret, here’s how bridesmaid style just got cool…

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Bridesmaid dress trends you’ll love
The coolest bridesmaid trends. Image: Watters

Want to break the bridesmaid tradition of three identical dresses in a pastel shade? Here are the coolest new 2017 bridesmaid dress trends you (and your girls) need to know about now…

White bridesmaid dresses are OK!
If you thought the palest of hues were off limits for your team, think again. This ethereal look has been channelled by the likes of Kim Kardashian and Poppy Delevingne in recent years – it’s timeless, chic and oh-so romantic. Make sure you’re the star of the show by choosing a stand-out dress with dazzling detail crowned by a statement headpiece.


Image: Dessy

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Let them shine in metallics
All-over sequins in shimmering shades are big news for bridesmaids right now. Do ‘grown-up pretty’ by complementing glittering gowns with soft pink flowers and nude heels, or go for mega-watt glamour with strappy gold sandals and a Deco-feel headpiece.


Image: Kelsey Rose

Patterns are in
From blowsy blooms to hot-house florals, bold prints are all over the catwalks and the aisle this season. Not only do they add a whole lot of pretty to your photos, but your maids are more likely to wear them again after the big day. Keep accessories to a minimum and team with simple flats for easy summer style.


Image: Show Me Your Mumu

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Two pieces are hot news
If you want a look that’s contemporary and fresh, make a statement with separates. For a city wedding, opt for a structured midi skirt teamed with a cropped, capped-sleeved top, or channel some serious romance with a cami loosely tucked into a tulle maxi skirt.


Image: BHLDN

Fluid silhouettes are sexy
Want a more relaxed vibe for your girls? Forget rigid, structured gowns and let them float effortlessly down the aisle in sheer fabrics, low-slung backs and off-the-shoulder chiffon in shades of soft grey and nude. It’s a timeless look that works just as well at a classic country wedding as it does for a bohemian wed-fest in a field! 


Image: Wonder by Jenny Packham at David's Bridal

Mismatched maids are so cool
We love a bit of non-uniformity – who wants to dress exactly the same as the person next to them anyway? If you’re feeling brave, let your bridesmaids pick a dress in a colour that suits them for a bold, rainbow effect. Worried it’ll look messy? Give them a palette to work with and use flowers as a unifying element. 


Image: Passion for Flowers by We Are The Clarkes Photography

Jumpsuits are happening
Effortlessly cool and seriously sassy, the jumpsuit is 2017’s must-have for style-savvy bridesmaids. Choose a tapered leg teamed with killer heels for a glamorous city wedding or, if you want a more classic look, opt for a plunging halterneck or multiway top with fluid, flared bottoms.


Image: Long Tall Sally

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Go for different lengths
Everyone has their own unique style and shape so why force them into uniform dress lengths? Instead of swamping petite maids in swaths of material, choose fitted dresses that sit just above the knee. Taller bridesmaids will look great in floor-length maxi dresses. Go for gowns in similar fabrics and team with matching shoes and bouquets to bring the whole look together.


Image: We Are Rewritten

Words by Holly Johnson

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