2012 Trend: Bridesmaids in Skirts

One of the newest fashion trends for 2012 is bridesmaids wearing skirts and tops instead of dresses.  When I first saw this trend I wasn’t sold on the idea but after some time I have warmed up to it.

I would think that finding the right skirt/ top combo would be much harder to find than a dress however there are some advantages.  If you shop in a retail store you may be able to find a skirt/top combo for less expensive than a traditional bridesmaid dress.   In addition, your girls have gained a shirt and a top that they could definitely add to their wardrobe to wear again with less formal pieces.

There are many different styles of skirts that could change the “look” of the skirt from less formal to formal wear.  For example, take a look at this pencil skirt bridesmaid outfit paired with a button down shirt versus a patterned skirt and relaxed shirt.

If you decide on a skirt/top combo you can decide to have your girls wear the same skirt and top or have every girl choose a different skirt in the same color scheme.

If you think a skirt can’t be formal enough choose a pleated skirt and lace top like below…very elegant and perfect for a more formal affair!

It is obvious this trend is not for every bride but we want to know what you think about it?

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Happy Planning!

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Color Is In: Wedding Dress Trends 2012

All over the bridal fashion runways a new trend has emerged in wedding gowns…color!

 If you are getting married in 2012 you are sure to see dresses in a variety of colors. These colors include blush pink, gray, and green.  Some gowns are even red or black!

 Of course this is not for every bride…a traditional bride will still want a white or ivory dress but for those girls that want something different a colored dress may be perfect for you.

When choosing a colored dress you will still want to keep in mind the season you are getting married in and choose your dress from that color palette.  Blush colors are perfect for spring and summer while grays, black and red wedding gowns are better suited for the fall and winter.

While you are out dress shopping I would at least try a colored dress on….you never know it may be the perfect dress for you!  If you have chosen a colored dress for your wedding we would love to hear all about it!

Sources: www.topaliaexpressseller.com, www.outdoor-weddings-venues.com, www.wmine.com, www.weddingbellsblog.com, www.verawang.com/weddings, www.rivini.com