This week my focus is on dressing your Maid of Honor and Brides Maid. Picking the right dress for your bridesmaid and maid of honor is a very daunting task. However, as the story goes in the past, I have seen some very tacky ensembles worn by the bridal team. The first thing for the bride-to-be is to choose dresses that are classy, simple, sophisticated, and different body shapes and sizes can wear.
There are many options to choose from when looking for the right dress. Furthermore, depending on what style you are looking for and the amount the bridesmaid or maid of honor is responsible for paying. I think it is in the best interest to keep the cost reasonable and choose gowns that will accentuate everyone in your bridal party.
I have listed different wedding ideas below for those getting married in the upcoming spring, summer, fall, and winter brides. A bride should have many ideas and designs to choose from when planning what she wants for individuals participating in her bridal party.
Spring/Summer Bridal Wear:
Named after the Swan Queens in the ballet “Swan Lake”, the ODETTE / ODILE is a classic silk slip gown that is made for the minimalistic, laid-back bride. Bias cut with whisper thin spaghetti straps, a V neckline, and a deep V back, with seam detail at the neckline. Made from the butteriest of silks, this gown also features a centre seam and centre split and finishes with a cascading train.
Shell – 100% silk
Lining – 100% silk
Available in natural white or black.
Size: US 2 - 12
ISSA OYSTER SILK SATIN SLIP DRESS
At Olivia von Halle, there is nothing simple about the slip dress. The Issa Oyster elevates the silk slip dress into a statement item of its own, creating a masterclass of modern luxury in the finest silk and elegant, elevated silhouette. The ultimate in sophistication, consider this the perfect bridesmaid’s dress.
Adjustable flat straps
100% 19 momme silk
Sizes: XS – XL
Dreaming of Elegance Blush Pink Satin One-Shoulder Maxi Dress
Lulus Exclusive! Make your night a stunning one with the Lulus Dreaming of Elegance Blush Pink Satin One-Shoulder Maxi Dress! Sleek woven satin shapes this luxe dress that falls from a wide strap into a one-shoulder neckline and a lightly gathered bodice. A fitted waist tops an overlapping A-line midi skirt that creates a sexy front slit. Hidden side zipper/clasp.
Sizes: XXS – 3X
Grecian twist-front halter with keyhole opening and halter tie-back at the nape of the neck, Invisible center back zipper, fully lined floor-length skirt with slit, no bra cups, Unlike our other bridesmaid dresses, our satin gowns do not come with pockets and 100% polyester shell and lining
Comes in 12 shades
Sizes: XS – 3X
Fall/Winter Bridal Wear:
KLASS JUMPSUIT IN PEWTER
The Klass jumpsuit is set to become your new go-to outfit! Silky fabric is cinched in at the waist and the neckline can be worn off the shoulder or on so you can choose depending on your mood.
Sizes: UK 6 - 26
Light In the Box
Women's Burnt Orange Dress Maxi long Dress Orange Sleeveless Pure Color Split Cold Shoulder Spring Summer One Shoulder cold shoulder Stylish Hot Elegant Prom Dress
Sizes: S M L XL
A-Line/Princess Jersey Ruffles One-Shoulder Sleeveless Floor-Length Bridesmaid Dresses
From Hebeos, this gorgeous long jersey bridesmaid dress is nothing short of fabulous. The romantic one-shoulder formal dress has a pleated bodice with supportive one shoulder strap that cross over the open back. The fully lined long skirt softly flows to the floor in a figure-flattering A-line shape. Offered in colors and sizes, this long bridesmaid dress is sure to please the entire bridal party. This dress is Made-To-Order. Whether you choose a standard size or custom measurements, our tailors craft each dress to order.
Sizes: US 2 – 26W
Jenny Yoo Ellis Velvet Open Back Dress in Marigold
Flutter sleeves and a v-neckline top off this fitted, floor-skimming dress in luxurious velvet. An open back topped with a slender tie makes a dramatic finishing touch.
Back zip, Polyester, spandex; polyester lining
Sizes: US 0 - 26
I hope this week in fashion was very inspiring and helpful in helping that nervous bride choose the perfect wedding garments for her bridal party and add to her special day. As a note, adding the bridesmaid to your wedding tradition dates back to Roman times. It’s an old tradition that comes from a time when bridesmaids not only dressed like each other but like the bride herself. According to Hanne Blank, author of Virgin, the Untouched History, the real reason behind this wasn’t for the group to look super fly in portraits and etchings but to “confuse evil spirits or those who wished to harm the bride.” (Reader’s Digest, 2022).
“A-Line/Princess Jersey Ruffles One-Shoulder Sleeveless Floor-Length Bridesmaid Dresses.” Hebeos. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://www.hebeos.com/a-line-princess-jersey-ruffles-one-shoulder-sleeveless-floor-length-bridesmaid-dresses-bd18055bd0127.html?ref=googleplaus&gclid=Cj0KCQjw4PKTBhD8ARIsAHChzRKcl01imtxXJD6L-1Jaku1eFIZxHYT1mEbYnFfUFPYyC793XLx6KeoaAtP1EALw_wcB.
“Blush Pink Dress - Satin Maxi Dress - One-Shoulder Maxi ...” Accessed May 13, 2022. https://www.lulus.com/products/dreaming-of-elegance-blush-pink-satin-one-shoulder-maxi-dress/1421936.html.
“Grey Designer Jumpsuit: Cool, Modern, Contemporary, Flattering Bridesmaid & Occasion Wear.” Halfpenny London. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://www.halfpennylondon.com/hpl-shop/klass-jumpsuit-in-pewter.
“Issa Oyster Silk Satin Slip Dress.” Olivia von Halle INT. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://us.oliviavonhalle.com/products/issa-oyster-silk-slip-dress.
“Jenny Yoo Ellis Velvet Open Back Dress.” BHLDN. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://www.bhldn.com/products/ellis-velvet-dress-marigold?ref=cj&cm_mmc=CJ-_-Affiliates-_-Skimlinks-_-11637887&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=cj&utm_campaign=affiliates&utm_term=Skimlinks&utm_content=11637887&utm_kxconfid=v3sdi9ewh&cjevent=c4df1005d22f11ec816e001a0a82b838&cjdata=MXxOfDB8WXww.
“Monica Satin Dress - Sage.” Birdy Grey. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://www.birdygrey.com/collections/bridesmaid-dress-new-arrivals/products/monica-satin-dress-sage.
Moore, Sophie. “The 21 Best Places to Buy Bridal Party Dresses Online.” Brides. Brides, April 19, 2022. https://www.brides.com/best-places-to-buy-bridesmaids-dresses-online-4783902.
“Odette.” & For Love. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://www.andforlove.com/odette-2019.
Specktor, Brandon. “The Weird Reason Bridesmaids All Wear the Same Color at Weddings.” Reader's Digest. Reader's Digest, February 8, 2022. https://www.rd.com/article/history-of-bridesmaids-weddings/.
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