As spring settles in, the world of fashion takes a look at the trends for this year as well as predicting what will be hot for 2011. With the Royal Wedding now over, the wedding rush is by no means dying down with plenty of couples tying the knot this year and setting the trends for bridal fashion. Not to be missed are the bridesmaids, so we take a peek at the bridesmaid trends for 2011.
Bridesmaid dress styles have altered considerably over the years and the theme which is very much in evidence now is vintage, classic lines coupled with prom-style dresses. Lengths still vary considerably and so there are plenty of styles in the shops that range from full length maxis up to short tea-length dresses. As for colour, well bridesmaids are getting bold with striking pink, apple, yellow, lilac, orange, raspberry and deep reds, although watch out for nude colours and florals which are expected to gain in popularity.
Brides are much more flexible these days and willing to let the bridesmaids choose their own dresses (which also means you may have to pay for your own!) resulting in the red card for full and flouncy with many bridesmaids preferring to choose styles that they can wear again.
Kelsey Rose have embraced the bridesmaid trends for 2011 in their collection which features all the hottest styles and colours. Figure hugging ball gowns are displayed side by side with trendy T-dresses that not only look glamorous but are irresistibly comfortable and most important of all – they are the perfect dress to wear again and will be a staple part of a girl’s wardrobe. Every girl wants to look and feel special and these show stopping dresses certainly do just that, no wonder they’ll want to wear them again!
The Kate Fearnley Boutique is managed by Northumbrian graduate Kate Fearnley and is a name to watch in the fashion industry. Having already designed dresses for many well-known celebrities, Kate has turned her attentions to creating trend-setting bridesmaid dresses such as the Darcey Dress – a dress that ticks all the right fashion boxes and comes in a range of 4 colours; black, fawn, rose and willow. If you want to have a dress that is at the forefront of fashion then this is the one to go for.
Flexible styles call for a flexible dress and this gorgeous organza strapless t-length dress from the Truebride Bridesmaid Collection is not only chic and elegant but it comes in the widest range of colours you can imagine! So whatever colour scheme the bride has in mind, you can wear this stunning dress to suit!
Everyone by now has surely heard of the winning website Girl Meets Dress? If you are stuck for finances but still want to look like a million dollar bridesmaid then you can simply borrow a designer dress and return it when you’re done – perfect! Just as perfect is this luxurious Nina Ricci – Silk Blend Dress which will caress your figure and has some exquisite features such as the rose detail on the chest and the lace insert at the back. It has a lovely vintage and sophisticated feel!
If you want to ooze elegance in a sheer maxi gown then you can’t get much better than this Coast Allure Maxi Dress which has a supportive boned bodice from which the pure silk material flows effortlessly to the floor. It’s a classic style that never goes out of fashion in this year’s popular colour choices.
Monsoon is always hot on style and catwalk trends so it’s no surprise to see this superb Monsoon Bala Dress in their collection. The embellishment on the waist and shoulders is truly stunning and gathers the dress in nicely to flatter your figure before flowing gently in soft silk pleats to end in the fashionable T-length style.
Just a few of the hotly tipped bridesmaid dresses that are setting the style this year. So when you waltz up the aisle behind the bride, ensure that you do so in style with head turning dresses that will soon be your party favourites!