There are so many things a bride must decide on before the big day: the most delicious cake flavor, to DIY or not to DIY, the best song for the first dance, and what wedding gown to wear. Then there is the bridesmaid dress, the one that will flatter all the bridesmaids as well as the bride. When the bride and her bridal party get together, it’s like a beautiful bouquet - the dresses must compliment each other and stand on their own, just like the perfect flower arrangement.
Luckily, there are some gorgeous dress designs to choose from and create the perfect “bouquet” with.
Here are some of the Top 2015 Bridesmaids Dress Trends
Floral patterns and petal prints have been a much-loved staple in the bridesmaid dress world for a few years now. They look gorgeous in spring and summer weddings and are so versatile to style. Mix and match prints and lengths or dress the maid of honor in a floral dress and have the bridesmaids wear a solid color.
There are so many options when it comes to florals and they are easy to match to whatever color palette you have chosen for your wedding. The best thing about floral bridesmaids dresses is that they easily translate to everyday wear, meaning the dress won’t sit in a closet after the wedding is over.
Tip: Because floral prints are bold and can stand on their own, keep accessories to a minimum and bouquets neutral or a solid color.
2. Illusion Necklines
Illusion necklines have made their way from wedding gowns to bridesmaid dresses in 2015. This style is sophisticated, romantic, and truly feminine. The illusion neckline provides a stunning silhouette with just a hint of flirty charm.
Tip: Illusion necklines are another statement style, so keep accessories to a minimum. Necklaces will clash and take away from the design, but earrings and hair pieces go beautifully with the style.
Short, long, under and over, lace dresses come in all shapes and styles. Choose from all-over lace styles or overlays. Mix and match colors and styles or keep the dresses all white with a hint of color (like a thin waist belt/sash or colorful shoes). The lace style is perfect for couples planning a vintage or rustic chic wedding. Even a bohemian bride can dress her bridesmaids in lace dresses - just add a flower crown or wraparound headband.
Tip: Wedding-white lace is always a lovely choice, but it is understandable if, as a bride, you want to be the only one in white. If this is the case, dress your bridesmaids in an off-white or sepia-toned lace. Want to go even bolder? Consider a colored lace dress, like red, and pair it with neutral accessories.
4. Keyhole Backs
The keyhole back style has unlocked many hearts and we are seeing more and more of this design, as opposed to the low-back and backless dress designs of years past. The keyhole is perfect for ladies who want to show a little skin without coming off as too sexy, and it is an easy trend to match to the bride’s gown, as bridesmaids and bride can share design elements.
Tip: Dresses with keyhole designs are versatile and can be worked into any wedding theme. Choose a lace keyhole for a vintage or rustic wedding, a crystal-encrusted back for a glam affair, or a fun shape like a heart keyhole for a more casual wedding. All in all, the keyhole design makes a dress look good from every angle!
5. One Shoulder
The one shoulder design is perfect for the bride who can’t decide between a strap or a strapless bridesmaid dress - it offers the best of both worlds! It’s a chic look that allows a bit of skin to show and provides the support that strapless dresses sometimes lack.
Tip: One-shoulder dresses are best suited for spring and summer weddings, as you don’t want to cover up the beautiful neckline with a cardigan or shawl. Also, wear a plain, strapless bra underneath and make sure it doesn’t bulge or show in the back.
Knotted twists, halter wraps, and bows are all making their debut on bridesmaids dresses this year. What makes these designs so popular is that they can be mixed and matched for a bridal party look that is truly unique. Modern brides are finding it increasingly difficult to choose a dress style and shape that suits all of the bridesmaids, so many are opting for the convertible dress, which allows the individual bridesmaid to choose her style. The result is a mismatched look that works.
Tip: The biggest concern with convertible dresses is bust support and being able to wrap it in such a way that it hides the bra. Most convertible dresses do not come with built in support, so bridesmaids who have worn the convertible style suggest purchasing a bandeau bra to wear underneath.
As you can see, back designs are huge for 2015, along with delicate details and feminine touches. So many gorgeous options! Which is your favorite?