There is an old-fashioned idea that brides often select ensembles for their bridal party that work on two levels: to make the women uniform and to keep them as background players during the wedding. Thankfully, that notion is outdated, and modern brides are electing to have their ‘maids pick out their own gowns, participate in the mismatched trend, and decide on more audacious designs to allow the women to stand out.
With this shift in thinking comes bolder bridesmaid gowns. Whether in color or design, brides’ leading ladies are donning ensembles that accentuate their lively personalities and allow them to take their portion of the spotlight on the special day. After all, why would you want your favorite gals to shy away? Highlighting them as essential parts of your life is an incredibly special gesture. Stuck on what dress design might work for your bridesmaids? See the examples below from real weddings, and be sure to click on each photo for further inspiration from these celebrations.
Photo by Kat Braman Photography; Wedding Planning & Design by Posh Parties
Photo by Brian Leahy Photography; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers
Photo by Lin & Jirsa Photography; Bridal Gown by Liancarlo
Photo by Brian Leahy Photography; Floral & Event Design by Flowers by Cina
Photo by Michael Carr Photography; Wedding Planning & Design by Ann Whittington, Event Planner
Photo by Troy Grover Photographers; Wedding Planning & Design by White Lilac Inc.