If you are all set to be a bridesmaid this year, there is a lot to look forward to in bridesmaids dress trends. Whether the bride is a fan of classics or prefers current dress styles, there are sensational options to choose from this year. Take a look at this round-up by the fashion experts at Canada’s premier bridal destination, Best for Bride, of what is hot and happening in bridesmaids fashion in 2017.
Stylish single-shoulder dresses
Sexy and glamorous, the one-shoulder neckline detail is a favorite in the wedding world. It is a dress style that allows you to show off your shoulders without baring too much skin. Single-shoulder dresses are best with a defined waistline, though they are available in column and dropped waist designs too. This practical dress style looks flattering on almost everyone, making it a great choice when the bridal party has women with different body types.
Floral patterns on dresses
Floral prints are a popular trend for 2017, as noted in the trend report on the Fashionisers website. This year, the popular print takes on dimensions at either end of the scale, appearing as big and bold prints or as a scattering of miniscule floral motifs. Spring and summer will see many brides opting for floral patterns to liven up their bridal party outfits. This print is a winner at garden weddings. Florals look good in tea-length dresses and full-length gowns.
Dresses in neutral colors
Neutrals blend with any color scheme, and colors in this spectrum look good on most complexions. Bridesmaids have a wide variety of sophisticated gowns in various neutral colors to make their pick from this year. Most popular neutral colors include camel, taupe, beige and silver, while darker shades like navy and brown are expected to be big on the autumn and winter wedding scene. Dresses in these colors can be paired with colorful accessories like bouquets, sashes and shoes that tie it to the color theme of the wedding.
This chiffon bridesmaid dress in blush has a subtle color that doesn’t overpower, making the embellished halter neckline, over a sweetheart bodice, stand out.
Interesting back details
Dresses that show off fabulous back details are now part of many bridesmaid designer collections. Unusual cut-outs, interesting bows, and subtle illusion style backs are the most popular trends. It is a fantastic way to complement the bride’s attire, while giving the bridesmaids their own way to make a statement.
While the above dress features a beautiful cut-out back detail, it also features a cap-sleeve yoke and V-neckline in the front in an A-line silhouette.
Step up the glamour quotient of your bridal party with dresses embellished with metallic sequins. Rose gold is the new favorite in metallic and was featured all over the Spring 2017 runways this year. This soft, feminine shade adds subtle elegance to the shimmering embellishments, and are a must-have in every woman’s wardrobe. The details work best on long flowy gowns in a column or fit and flare style. These are perfect for formal wedding styles. Although they are easy to accessorize, this statement color requires few accessories to complete the look.
Lace bridesmaid’s dresses
Lace is a timeless classic on the wedding scene. Brides seeking to match their lace wedding dress with that of the bridal party will love this look. From full-length lace dresses, to select details in the neckline, skirt or bodice, lace is a common feature in many collections this year. Lace works well for both formal and informal weddings. Elegant embroidered lace appliques that are strategically placed on a ruffle, or in the skirt, add a classic vibe to a dress. Meanwhile, all-over lace details on a dress are perfect for garden ceremonies and vintage-style weddings.
The above All-over lace on A-line bridesmaid gown also features a V-neckline, plunging back, and a tie sash accentuating the waistline.
Fluttering sleeves and necklines
Sleeve and neckline options with ruffles and loose fluttering layers are popular in bridesmaid’s dresses. Not only does this allow you to move your arms freely, the fluid movement adds to the femininity of the dress silhouette. Perfect for the spring and summer wedding scene, fluttering sleeves and overlay bodices look best in pastel and light-colored dresses. This sleeve and neckline style are commonly seen in chiffon, tulle and other light and airy fabrics.
This chiffon gown’s details play up the light and flowing nature of the garment, making it the perfect choice for an effortless, feminine look.
What is your favorite bridesmaid style for 2017? Share with us in the comments.
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