I got married almost 5 years ago! Has it really been that long? I was so worried about the bridesmaids dresses. I know how hard it is to buy for someone else…let alone six other women with six different body types. Lets just say it was one of the harder parts of planning my wedding. I finally decided on a plain navy blue dress that had a silvery mauve crop top. I look back at it now and realize just how boring it was. I remember being so worried to branch out at ALL because I didn’t want it to be too busy and distracting.
Well… I’m about to show you how to can incorporate patterns into your bridesmaids and make it work beautifully!
Over the next 2 weeks, I’m going to show you 4 different ways to break these trends in very wearable ways. I’ve partnered with bloggers, Kara Muehlmann from While Camden Sleeps, Karlee Andrews (the bride) from Madam Andrews, and photographer Anastasia Strate to show off these fun dresses.
The first dress is the Drop On In Dress from Downeast Basics. The center lace panel that joins the lace around the hem, is an elegant touch adding a bit of personality to the dress, without detracting from the bride. The soft knit fabric makes alterations a cinch, and dry cleaning is not necessary. The way the lace is placed running down the center of the dress has an overall slimming affect on the woman wearing it. You really can’t go wrong with that! It’s also available in a creamy gray, but I love the way this blue ties in perfectly with the bride’s floral crown.
Pictures for this whole series are from the amazing Anastasia Strate Photography. It was a complete pleasure to shoot with her!