After selecting your own gorgeous gown for your big day, perhaps the next most exciting shopping you’ll
undertake for your wedding will be centered around finding the perfect bridesmaid dresses to outfit
your favourite ladies.
Trends are shifting – while it used to be the norm to see all of the bride’s attendants decked out in
floor length gowns of a uniform style and pattern, recently tastes have changed to accommodate more
creativity and room for the bride and bridesmaids’ individual tastes to shine through.
Many brides are opting for tea-length or even at-the-knee cuts for bridesmaids’ gowns, reflecting a
more laid-back, playful mood for the wedding day. Though some still opt for floor-length, these short
lengths are often less “stuffy” in design and allow for more freedom of movement on the dance floor.
Another popular option for outfitting bridesmaids is to choose a basic colour or fabric, and then allow
the maids to choose their own cuts. This is a great balance for those wanting to express their own style
through the outfits of their attendants, while allowing some personal expression on the parts of the
ladies in question as well. The effect is still a unified one, but the variety of dress cuts your bridesmaids
choose will add a little uniqueness to the look of your wedding party.
Taking it a step further, many brides are opting to outfit their attendants in patterns rather than the
traditional solid colours. This allows for even more creativity, as the rule for your bridesmaids might be
something along the lines of “keep it in the same colour family; but make it your own!” This is also a
great option for brides wanting to take into consideration the budgetary needs of their attendants, as
these dresses are likely ones that the bridesmaids will be able to wear again for other occasions.
There are many options available for brides today to reflect their own creativity and the uniqueness of
their attendants in the gowns they choose for their bridesmaids. Though trends may change, what is
important in the long run is that the choices you make satisfy both your own tastes and those of your