We’ve been in the wedding business for over 60 years, so you can bet we’ve seen it all when it comes to bridesmaid dresses; from pink puffballs and glittery numbers to classic taffeta prom dresses and tailored skirts, anything goes when it comes to dressing your bridesmaids – as long as they’re comfortable, of course.
These days, many brides are choosing bridesmaids dresses that can be worn after the dust has settled on their big day, dresses that will dazzle at parties and more formal occasions. If you want dresses that accentuate your bridesmaids’ beauty take a look at these top trends for 2017 – your bridesmaids will thank you for it when the big day rolls around.
It’s not just the bride who gets to feel like a princess on her big day – bridesmaids can too, with tulle dresses that will shimmer and swirl as they follow you down the aisle. The wonderful thing about tulle is that it can be worn however you like – long, in layers or as a separate garment. Since it’s so popular, your bridesmaids will want to hang onto their tulle dresses so they can wear them after the wedding.
A world of colour
While pastel shades are pretty, you can’t beat bold bursts of colour in your wedding party – or the photos that you’ll treasure for years to come. Brides have been dressing bridesmaids in bright shades for years, and 2017 looks set to continue that trend. Choose a colour that will complement the theme of your wedding, and add sequins if you’d like your bridesmaids to sparkle – they’re in this year, too!
It’s all in the detail
Bridesmaid dresses will get more elaborate in 2017. An array of stunning details will make your bridesmaids feel spectacular. Back details, including buttons, bows and intricate straps will ensure photos are as beautiful from the behind as they are in front. Flutter sleeves and one-shoulder dresses are also set to be big this season.
Your bridesmaids’ outfits don’t have to be dresses, of course, with 2017 looking set to be the year of separates, allowing brides to mix and match their favourite tops and skirts for styles that will suit every bridesmaid in their party. Such a trend is ideal if you have several bridesmaids with different personalities and body types, ensuring they’re wearing something that reflects who they are and their relationship with you.
Gone are the days when bridesmaids needed to look the same. The chances are you’ve chosen your bridesmaids based upon their individual qualities and the roles they play in your life. Just as purchasing separates allows you to accentuate the personality of each bridesmaid, so too will 2017’s trend for choosing a completely unique style for each bridesmaid; focus on a single style or colour, and let the dresses do the talking.
Think about your venue
It’s important to take your venue into account when choosing bridesmaid dresses that will match your theme; could you get away with flowing ball gowns, or should you keep things simple, yet elegant?
We offer striking venues that will stun your guests, and accentuate the stylish outfits you’ve chosen for your wedding party. The gorgeous Suffolk wedding venue Hengrave Hall, near Bury St Edmunds, is a Tudor mansion with bags of character, which will suit period weddings and those with a flair for the dramatic. Essex wedding venues like Le Talbooth in Dedham provide a setting for more relaxed affairs.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding our wedding venues across Essex and Suffolk; we can’t choose your bridesmaids’ dresses for you though!