Fashion Rules for Bridesmaids

THE NEW FASHION RULES FOR BRIDESMAIDS {you don’t have to all match}

You don’t have to have your bridesmaids dreading wearing matching dresses and paying good hard-earned money for something they will never wear again... The bridesmaid rules have changed, it’s all about individuality, not uniform outfits, and allowing bridesmaids to choose their dresses and accessories. Here’s our guide to getting it right so everyone looks – a feels – amazing on the day.

Bride and Bridesmaids

Dare the be different: Your bridesmaids don’t have to wall wear one cut, one colour or one matching dress.. Let each bridesmaid wear her personal style, that’s why you chose them to be in your bridal party  because you love them, and their individual style.

Bridesmaids Laughing

Let them shine: Choose something sparkly, with sequins or shine. Just remember to keep the dress shapes streamlined and the necklines simple, otherwise it will be way too OTT.

Bridesmaids Champagne

Go to different lengths: Mixing hemline heights gives everyone a chance to choose what works best on her body. You can change it up and keep the bridesmaids in short dresses and let your maid of honour stand out in a longer version—or vice versa.

Bride and Bridesmaids

Embrace lace: Yes, lace was traditionally been reserved for the bride, but we love the way it adds a boho/romantic look to your bridesmaid dresses, too. If you think it’s looking too bridal, you could choose a lace style in a different colour to change things up.

Bridesmaids Lace Dresses

Mix Your Fabrics: You may decide you want your bridesmaids to all wear the same colour or shade variation, but still want to mix it up. Change up the textures of each dress and choose different fabrics like velvet, silk or chiffon, that way it will be ‘same same, but different’.

Bridesmaid Garden Wedding

Beauty and the bridesmaid: If you are going for a totally different dress for each bridesmaid, you can tie the bridal party look back together by having their hair and/or make-up the same. Think hair up, boho waves, half up - or nude or bright lips.

Bridal Make Up

Written by our guest writer, Nikki Yazxhi, editor and creator of Bella Mumma.