Bridesmaid Dress Trends

Now that wedding season is underway, certain styles have emerged as the most popular for bridesmaid dresses. This year, we are seeing a lot of texture, often in the form of lace, sequins, shirring, embroidery or sensible ruffles. Silhouettes are sophisticated, with tea-length dresses as common as floor-length dresses. Asymmetrical necklines remain popular, as do classic goddess-style gowns.

Colors this year are all over the map and brides aren’t afraid of florals and prints for their bridesmaids. It’s up to the bride to decide if her bridesmaids should blend together in neutral tones or stand out in bright hues. While black and white never goes out of style, many brides are choosing toned down colors like mauve, dusty rose, lavender and champagne.

The many dress choices out there can be narrowed down by the theme of the wedding, the personality of the couple and the preferences of the bridal party. Here are a few bridesmaid dresses, all available at Lord & Taylor, that are on trend this season.

(Photo source: www.jennyyoo.com)

Jenny Yoo Mira Strapless Floor-Length Dress in Cinnamon Rose $285

The Mira dress by Jenny Yoo is pure elegance and universally flattering. It features a full-length circle skirt, a shirred strapless bodice and sweetheart neckline. A detachable chiffon sash can be worn in several ways, including draped around the shoulders (pictured) or tied around the waist. 

Laundry by Shelli Segal Pleated Open-Back Gown $295

Bridesmaids will make a dramatic entrance in this vibrant chiffon gown that drapes over the body in a Grecian-inspired pleated design. The plunging V neckline, open back and floor-sweeping hem will dazzle on the dance floor.

Xscape One-Shoulder Embroidered Sheath Dress in Navy Gold $189

Two-tone embroidery enhances this asymmetrical dress by Xscape with one long sleeve and a choker neckline. Brocade fabric is rich and lustrous and fits into any sophisticated wedding party.

Xscape Floral Lace Sheath Dress in Fuschia Nude $229

Elaborate lace florals catch the eye on this curve-hugging dress by Xscape that works as well for the evening as it does for an afternoon garden wedding.

Adrianna Papell Sequin Lace Dress in Smoky Amethyst $189

This Adrianna Papell dress is a beautiful example of a textured bridesmaid dress. The sequin lace fabric in a muted purple tone combined with a boatneck and drop-waist skirt gives off a vintage vibe.

BCBG Max Azria Marquise Off-the-Shoulder Dress in Bare Pink $338

Gone are the days of puffy-sleeved bridesmaid dresses with out-of-control ruffles. This mini cocktail creation features a tiered ruffle skirt and an eye-catching décolletage.

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Kimberly Dijkstra
Kimberly Dijkstra is the web editor for Anton Media Group, a writer for Long Island Weekly and recipient of several Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) and New York Press Association (NYPA) awards.

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