Gone are the days of frilly, multi-tiered bridesmaid dresses that look more suited for Mardi Gras than for a wedding (you know, the kind we all feared tumbling out of our closets after watching 27 Dresses).
Instead, modern brides are styling their girl squads with the same runway-savvy as their own gowns. With crunchy autumn leaves under foot, we’re already dreaming of all the ways to personalize the latest trends from New York Bridal Show to the ethereal, moody glamour of winter weddings upon us.
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Cover up your cover girls
Long sleeves can add a polished edge to your bridesmaid party’s look (and balance out a short, cocktail dress), with the option to have solid fabric, lace, or a sheer overlay. Illusion necklines also lend a romantic edge to an otherwise basic dress, with seemingly floating appliques and jewels covering shoulders or framing collarbones. The all time ‘50s glam fur wraps also never go out of style! For a little more vintage, tea length dresses (as seen at Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, and Amsale this season) have been coming back with chic charm.
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Deep colors and earthy tones
For color inspiration, Pantone is our ultimate source. A bold lip is also a great way to add a rosy hint of color to an earth-toned wedding. A deep Maleficent-type red adds dramatic flair, and a copper rouge is perfect for the palette. No matter what shade your bridesmaids choose, that “red lip classic” thing we all like really works.
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Add some sparkle
The holidays are all about sparkle, and there are plenty of ways to add a touch of shine to your ensemble. Pin winter brooches to a shawl, add some hints of glitter to your eyeshadow palette, or find dresses with a metallic touch to liven up the party. If you’re dreaming of a white wedding, the light glinting off the snow will add some beautiful dimension to a moody winter shot. Ask your photographer to take some candid shots of your bridal party creating your own “snow globe” moments: Twirl around, catch some snowflakes on your tongue, blow some snow at the camera, and don’t be afraid to get silly.
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If it’s not already snowing, some silver glitter will do the trick!
No matter how you interpret the season’s array of color palettes, styles, and weather patterns, there’s something about the chilly season’s innate glamour that we can’t help but feel inspired by. Stay warm and plan away!
Today’s post was brought to you by Alice Zhang who is the spokesperson for Azazie, an online bridal boutique that specializes in a made-to-measure dress experience. At Azazie, dresses are designed in-house and wedding parties are provided with custom fitting for over 200 styles and 57 colors of bridesmaid dresses, wedding gowns, mother-of-the-bride dresses, as well as a wide selection of bridal accessories.