Unless you’re the bride, wearing white to a wedding day is a no-go. At least that’s how it used to be! Now, brides are making a statement with an all-white bridal party. We understand however that wearing white bridesmaid dresses can feel daunting. To help you feel more confident in your decision, here are a few ways that you can rock white bridesmaid dresses, for a chic and modern look wedding look.
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Keep it Simple & Sophisticated
There is absolutely nothing wrong with having an all-white wedding party. In fact, for brides who want the most cohesive look, it’s the way to go. Aside from being a traditional wedding color, white is a stunner on everyone. One of our favorite ways to pull off white bridesmaid dresses is with sleek and slimming silhouettes. Including sheaths or columns, and fit and flare gowns. All of these styles are super flattering and feminine. And will look especially beautiful if they match your own wedding dress!
Put Your Girls in Short Bridesmaid Dresses
A great way to match your girls yet stand out, is by wearing a gown of a different lengh. So if you plan on wearing a classic floor length wedding dress, have your girls wear short bridesmaid dresses. Each lengh will lend a different look to your party, so consider this when making a decision. And get your girl’s input to see what they find most flattering and comfortable! The shorter the dress the more casual, so if you want a formal look, go with classy tea length bridesmaid dresses.
Feature Textured Bridesmaid Dresses
If you’re hosting a more casual event or theme, make the most of white textured bridesmaid dresses. Styles with frills, like lace, tassels and feathers, are perfect for a rustic or boho wedding. If you don’t have a theme it can also work with different locations. Especially those that are warm or secluded, like the desert or the countryside. You can also feature dresses of mismatched lengths. This mix and match look will lend to a look that is cohesive yet oh so fun and trendy.
Add a Pop of Color to the Mix
One simple way to add a pop of color to your all-white bridal party, are via your bridesmaid’s shoes! Note however that this will only have an impact if your girls are wearing short gowns. Whether they be tea length or at the knee. Consider finding you girls a pair of shoes that match your wedding palette, whether it be one color or a few. If you like, each of your girls can have a different color. You will also want to consider how noticeable you want them to be. A pastel hue will draw less attention than a more saturated shade - but equally beautiful!
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Wear a Colored Wedding Dress
If you’re a bride who is planning to put your girls in white but still wants to stand out, consider wearing a colored wedding dress. You can find a non-traditional wedding dress in any style and color. Whether your preference is pink and boho or blue and chic. No matter, this unexpected switch up is sure to be memorable! Some of our favorite colored wedding dress designers are Costarellos, Marchesa, Claire Pettibone, and Monique Lhuillier.
Of course we can't ignore that for some brides opting to put your bridesmaids in white dresses can cause a bit of drama. This is a non-traditional option that can be an issue amongst some families. While you should take this into consideration, don't forget that it's your wedding day. You only get one and it's important to do what makes you happy. So let us know in the comments below, would you opt for white bridesmaid dresses?