As the bride, automatically you’re going to be the most stunning person at your wedding. But that doesn’t mean you don’t want your wedding party to cause your guests to do a couple of double-takes too, right?
Just like brides have fashion trends for each year, so do bridesmaids and groomsmen. If you’ve got a wedding coming up this summer, fall or even winter, you don’t have to go frantically looking through wedding mags and on blogs to figure out what’s in. We’ve done the research for you—and we think you’ll like what we found.
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There is something that’s both sweet and slightly seductive about the one-shoulder dress. This is a nice look if you have a bridal party with various bust sizes because sometimes strapless gowns do not provide the right amount of support for women with fuller figures. You can also dress this up or down based on the length of the skirt. (Hint: Tea length is also in right now!)
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Gone are the days when groomsmen (or bridesmaids for that matter) all had to match. Not only do your fellas not have to wear the same thing, but they can have fun mixing and matching patterns when it comes to their shirt, tie and handkerchief. The bolder, the better.
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Are you planning on having an outdoor wedding? If so and you predict the weather is going to be hot, how about a sheer dress? It’s soft, it’s feminine and every single bridesmaid will thank you for putting them in something that is comfy and cool!
Shades of Purple
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If you don’t want all of your bridesmaids to wear the same thing, but you do want the overall look to have some symmetry to it, something else you can do is pick a popular color and have everyone wear a different shade of it. One big hue right now is purple. We love it because it represents royalty, wisdom, creativity and ambition. It’s also a rich shade that is feminine enough for ladies and still masculine enough for men (if you want them to wear purple accents).
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It takes a pretty secure woman to wear a two-piece bridesmaid dress that shows off her midriff. If you have a few in your wedding party, go for it! But keep in mind that this kind of look doesn’t only consist of short tops. You can also create an outfit where the top is one color and style while the bottom is totally different.
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How fun is this? Forget about the tux with the satin bow tie. Let your groomsmen enjoy themselves with ties (or bow ties) that have bold prints and patterns. The great thing about this option is they can also serve as your gift to your groomsmen if you’d like.
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If you’ve always dreamed of having a formal wedding or one with a vintage theme, you’re gonna love that tiered-skirts are all the rage these days! Something we adore about them is based on wear the waistline starts, they can cover a multitude of sins if you want to camouflage tummies or hips.
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Casual groomsmen look great—both in person and in photographs. There’s something about pics like these make us think about weddings on the beach. Although it should go on record that casual attire doesn’t have to be limited to linen. They can also include (dark) jeans and vests, if you’d prefer.
Shades of Grey
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Let’s wrap this up with one more color trend. Grey. It might sound dull at first, but with the right accessories, it can be extremely sophisticated. Grey is an elegant color that’s really nice in late fall and winter. Just make sure to accent it with a color that pops; especially when it comes to your flower girl and ring bearer. Going with shades of grey will definitely have you on trend this year!