Rhode Island Wedding Guide

Are Bridesmaids Dresses Really An Extension of Your Wedding Day  Style?

Every Bride dreams of having the perfect wedding, one where she can look back on her wedding pictures and feel just as happy as the day she said, “I do.” These days, so much thought is put into every detail, from the cake to the vows, that Brides often have an overall look or “theme” when they are thinking about what kind of wedding to have.  And its no surprise that Brides are thinking of not just having their own wedding gown reflect this style, but their Bridesmaids dresses, too.

We’ve found that designers are taking extra care to make  Bridesmaids dresses that fall in line with four main Bridal styles – Classic, Modern, Romantic, and Preppy. Read on to find out which one is your style!

Classic: A Bride that has a view of her wedding being a “classic” wedding might just have had a picture of Audrey Hepburn in her mind when she picks out her Bridesmaid dresses. The neckline is usually high and the lines clean and crisp.  But the detail that really stands out for us, is how every detail of a classic wedding evokes timeless charm and brings back memories of ageless elegance. A classic Bridesmaid dress will stand the test of time for years to come because it never goes out of style, which is one of its biggest appeals.

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Modern: While it's true that the wedding gown is the main focus for the entire entourage's couture, a Bridesmaid is definitely going to be in the spotlight if she is wearing a modern Bridesmaid dress. This is a dress that can often be mistaken for a dress right off of fashion's runway. It often has architectural details, such as intricate pleating, asymmetry or bold shoulder detail. A modern dress can be short or long but often the colors are bold, such as jewel tones. A modern Bridesmaid dress is perfect for every season of the year, but especially in colder months where dresses can be made of heavier fabric and carry more intricate detail.
Romantic: A romantic Bridesmaid's dress often has a full skirt and feels ethereal and light. It might be adored with flowers or have an overlay of fabric. But a romantic Bridesmaid dress can be short, too. It's more about the movement of the fabric and a dress creating a feeling of femininity. The great thing about a romantic dress is it doesn't have the crisp lines of Classic or a Modern Bridesmaid's dress, so it most definitely more figure flattering with it's flowy fabric and easy movement. What might have once been restricted to pinks and pastels for color, now a romantic Bridesmaid dress is more about silhouette and less about a demure color.
Preppy: A preppy Bridesmaid’s dress is either short with clean lines or long with a pop of color in a contrasting sash.  The details are clean and neat with just a touch of whimsy with a sash or small bow detail at the waist.  The style is a perfect reflection of a perky bride with a flirty style. We see this Bride getting married at the beach or at the country club and her Bridesmaid dresses are a perfect compliment to the Groomsmen who are probably rocking khaki or seersucker suits!
While it’s always lovely to have your Bridesmaids dresses be an extension of your wedding dress style, what’s the most important thing is that the dresses make your close friends and family feel as beautiful as you do in your dress. One new trend that we absolutely love is picking several different styles of Bridesmaid dresses but uniting them in the same fabric and style. This way, you can flatter all your Bridesmaid’s figures while reflecting your own wedding style.
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