Wedding season is upon us! There are a lot of things to plan & lots of questions to answer. Questions like, “How should I dress my bridesmaids?”. Want to deck-out your most important ladies without making them look like they’re headed to prom? Want them to have a dress they love & can wear over & over? We know they would wear anything you say since they are your nearest & dearest. But since these are the girls that will be standing beside you on one of your most important days (and because they have been standing beside you the whole way through), make sure you pick something fabulous. Here are some pieces that Itty Bitty thinks they will find striking:
Simple & Strapless – Simple & strapless can be simply stunning! With this silhouette & the draping detail, it will flatter almost any figure. The structured top of this dress makes its way down to the flowing fabric that lightly falls just at the hip, creating an amazing shape. Feel free to go big with the accessories! A simple shape gives way for a statement necklace or a dazzling pair of earrings.
The One Shoulder – The one shoulder is a fun & flirty fit for bridesmaids! This dramatic swoop to the side gives an edge to your bridal party. Try a one shoulder dress with some floral embellishment to the side, it’s perfect for Spring or a daytime wedding. This green dress from JCrew has a great element of uniqueness with this asymmetrical accent.
The Maxi Dress – Maxi dresses still have some formality in their length, but aren’t as structured or elaborate as a ballgown (usually, not as expensive either). These long flowing dresses work wonderfully for casual evening weddings. Seek out fabrics like silk or chiffon to avoid being too casual like jersey knit cotton. This little number from ModCloth will make your bridesmaids look elegant & tall (something the Itty Bitty girls love!).
Classic & Convertible – If you’re searching for a little variety for your bridal party, but still want everyone to have a consistent look; check out the party trick this dress can do! This piece has a marvelous bodice that can be wrapped or tied to create different styles. This is great if your girls want to have a bit of individual flare. We love it!
Elegant – If your wedding is more of a black tie event, take a look at this Gilt-Edged Sheath from BHLDN. This gold dress embodies opulence. You’ll be the focus of the big day, but your bridesmaids will look oh-so-elegant in this number. The best part is that they can wear this same dress again to any cocktail party down the road.
Also, don’t rule out separates! Separates can add a fun mix of textural elements while still keeping your bridal party looking uniform. Whether your bridesmaids are old friends you grew up with or newly made gal-pals from work, there is something out there that suits all of them!