7.21.2009

The Long and Short of Bridesmaid Dresses



As a girl who loves fashion, I can't help but be immediately fixated on my wedding attire. For the bridesmaids in particular, I am looking forward to dressing them in colorful, chic and unique dresses that suit their individual styles and personalities. One thing I feel super-strongly about is that they are not in matching dresses. I don't know what it is, but a group of women over the age of 30 wearing the same dress (or even ones in the same color!) just seems weird to me. 

Of course, we still need dresses that coordinate in terms of color and shape. For my wedding, I'd like to see the ladies in shades of pink and purple, with a similar hem length and fabric drape. I think these silk frocks, above in a more formal length and below in something more appropriate for a garden wedding such as mine, fit the bill perfectly!




(From top left: A.B.S. pink floral mist silk chiffon gown, $299; Vera Wang Lavender Label silk georgette ruffle gown, $417; Nicole Miller silk georgette "Ana Maria" halter gown, $396; Vera Wang Lavender Label plum ruched chiffon silk halter dress, $375; Laundry by Shelli Segal pleated silk beaded dress, $177; BCBG Max Azria lavender taffeta ruffle dress, $187.99; A.B.S. pink mist floral chiffon halter dress, $258; Tadashi amethyst pleated chiffon v-neck dress, $183; Nicole Miller hot pink sink sweetheart strapless dress, $165)

8 comments:

anna and the ring said...

Hello beautiful dresses. So nice to find someone who likes real dresses for bridesmaids too!

LindsB said...

I am so with you on having non-matching dresses. Plus, it makes them more comfortable the night of the wedding if they are in something they picked out on their own.

Pop Culture Casualty said...

I couldn't agree more about letting your briedesmaids have their own unique look. Should I be thinking about these things too? I am so behind.

bananas. said...

i absolutely hate the whole matchy matchy bridesmaid dresses. barfaroni is all have to say about that but these dresses...gorgeous! you sure know how to pick them.

meohmyoh said...

I love that you're doing your own thang :] I told my bridesmaids to choose their own dress in tea length in a shade of brown and blue, and they all decided to do the same dress in a shade of brown :] The gradient was awesome and they looked so hot :] I love my girls!

Mah sexxxy bridal party

kay* said...

oh my goodness. you're wedding is going to be magical. the floral abs dress is DIVINE. i literally inhaled as the pic downloaded onto my screen. it's breathtaking.

Lisa said...

How about if your bridemaids choose some coolots or jumpsuits?

Just kiddin! Maybe.

Amanda @ Bits & Pieces said...

I loooove all 6 of those short dresses- amazing!