Bridesmaid Trends You Need to Know

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Your bridesmaids are your closest friends and family supporting you every step of the way throughout the wedding planning process. You want them to feel just as beautiful as you do walking down the aisle. Every year, new fashion trends emerge straight from the runway that influence bridal trends, including bridesmaid dresses. We’ve rounded up the top trends for bridesmaids that will have them wearing their dresses far beyond your wedding.




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Short Sleeves

Short sleeves suit warmer weather, but can be worn for any wedding, and have become increasingly popular over the past year. This style looks flattering on all different body types and is a classic silhouette that will never go out of fashion.




Short wedding dresses featured on LOVE FIND CO.

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Midi Dresses

A midi dress is any dress that has a hem that hits at mid-calf, halfway between the knee and ankle. This style is a little less formal and perfect for ocean-view or beach weddings for a more casual feel. Try mixing coordinating colors and prints for a cohesive yet different look.




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One Shoulder

This neckline has recently come back into style, and for good reason. For spring and summer weddings or more moderate temperatures, this bridesmaid dress looks chic, flattering and modern.




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One of the more fashion-forward options, jumpsuits are trendy but can also look timeless. Go for a monochromatic color scheme for your bridesmaids to look contemporary and fresh.




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Slit Skirt

This subtle style lets your bridesmaids show off some skin but in a tasteful, romantic way. A slit skirt also provides optimal airflow for weddings taking place in hotter temperatures or in the summer.




We love this stunning rose velvet bridesmaid dress by Jenny Yoo

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Empire Waist

This vintage-inspired silhouette is ultra-flattering with its straight-across neckline and fitted waist. Add some shape with an asymmetrical hem or slit skirt.




BHLDN Blush Bridesmaids

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Your bridesmaids will feel stunning in tulle dresses with a subtle a-line silhouette. This formal style can be worn as a tea-length dress, midi dress or floor-length gown. Delicate shades of blue, pink and peach look soft and elegant for any season.




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Satin Mermaid

Mermaid gowns are always in style, but the satin makes the silhouette more airy and light. This chic style can be worn in a variety of colors, from maroon for fall to champagne for spring.



Which bridesmaid dress style is your favorite? For more information on weddings at Wayfarers, visit our page here.