Bridesmaids – wedding fashion series #4

By January 28, 2018Uncategorized
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Another fashion task ahead, and this time not one for yourself… The bridesmaids. The politics of who to choose is bad enough. Now you’ve (finally) got past that, it’s time to dress the chosen ones! There are so many different options. Long or short? Matching or not matching? Which colour? Do you let them decide? Do you choose for them? Selecting the bridesmaid dresses can be really tough. I can’t help you make the decision, but I can provide you with some inspiration…

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Photo by Clare Kinchin

Long Dresses

Classic, elegant, and not something you’d wear everyday. And if you’re going for a long wedding dress then they will tie in with your outfit nicely!

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Photo by Nick Walker

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Photo by Lucy Turnbull

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Photo by Lee Maxwell

 

Short Dresses

Sweet, practical, and what most girls will be used to wearing. The perfect choice if you’re going for a short wedding dress too, and a nice juxtaposition if you’re not!

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Photo by Luna Weddings

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Photo by Freckle Photography

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Photo by Dan Ward

 

Mix & Match Bridesmaids

If you’ve got gal pals in different shapes and sizes, then mixing & matching styles might be a better option. It’s more flexible and individual. Plus you want your bridesmaids to feel comfortable and relaxed! You could go for a mix of different lengths, a mix of different necklines & fits, or even a mix of colours…

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Photo by Helen Cawte

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Photo by Dan Ward

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Photo by Richard Murgatroyd

Penny & Pete had quite a number of bridesmaids, and they had a mixture of 4 different styles for them all…

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Photos by Ben Selway

 

Tribesmaids

You could make life even easier for yourself and ditch the bridesmaids altogether (bear with me…). Felicity had the right idea. She had a big group of friends, and rather than making them all bridesmaids (or upsetting ones who weren’t chosen) she asked them all to be ‘tribesmaids’. It’s a modern thing, but a popular one nonetheless. And the best part was the girls chose their dresses themselves! No fussing over what style, length, or colour to go for. They all picked their own outfits and rocked them down the aisle.

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Photos by Voyteck

Whatever you decide to do, your bridesmaids being happy and comfortable should be the goal. If that coincides with the ‘bridesmaid’ image you have in your head then great. If not, then it honestly won’t matter on the day.

See more from these weddings on our wedding gallery.

 

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