Back Again: One Shoulder Bridesmaid Dresses!

One shoulder bridesmaids dresses are definitely not a new trend and they are back again for the 2013 wedding season.  These dresses flatter most necklines including girls of all sizes.  Designers are making one shoulder dresses in different styles and in different materials for more or less formal weddings.

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A soft and romantic bridesmaid look is the grecian style bridesmaids dresses. Some of these have sheer overlays that go over one shoulder.

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Recently, I blogged about the hot new color for 2013 is Poppy Red and combining these two trends is a home run!

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This modern version has a high neck and a sleeve on one side.  Perfect for a more formal affair and/or church ceremony.

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Let us know what you think about these one shoulder dresses…should they stick around or go away for good?

Happy Planning!

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?

Leave us your thoughts!

Happy Planning!

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