One of the most difficult tasks that a bride has is picking bridesmaid dresses that all of her bridesmaids actually like and are comfortable and complimentary. Let’s take a look at what’s trending now for bridesmaid’s dresses in 2011.
Different Styles in the Same Color
For the past few years, a growing trend in bridesmaid’s dresses has been choosing all different styles of gowns in the same color. It is still popular this year and doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon.
Asymmetrical draping is very flattering on just about every figure. It’s great for accentuating your bridesmaid’s assets and they will love the dress’ ability to hide what they want hidden.
Side Bows, Belts, Cummerbunds, and Empire Waists
This style, though simple, is also very flattering. The bow on the side draws the eye away from the center of the body and has a very slimming effect. Belts can give the illusion of a waist and the same goes for cummerbunds. Empire waists are very flattering for any figure.
One shoulder dresses are all the rage right now. They are the newest trend instead of a double-shoulder. Very sexy and flattering, the one shoulder dress is a must-have for your bridesmaids.
Pleated bodices are another flattering trend for bridesmaid’s dresses. The pleating is especially flattering in this style where the pleats come together at the waist giving a very simple and sexy look. Your bridesmaids will love this style. They are also great for any shape or size woman.
Halter style dresses are back in style. The spaghetti strap is out. More flattering necklines is the newest trend. Halter tops are wonderful because they can hide a really ample bust or create one for the smaller busted. This example brings in three of the biggest trends, pleated bodices, halter style, and tea length. This would be a perfect bridesmaid dress and comes in a huge selection of colors. The greatest part is the trim can either match or be a contrasting color.
A-line dresses are also one of the best styles for any figure. Very flattering for all.
Column dresses are very flattering for all body types. Instead of the long fitted squeeze-me-in-and-I-won’t-breathe-til-after-the-wedding dresses. They are comfortable and can come in any style top; halter, strapless, one-shoulder, etc.
Tea Length Dresses
Tea Length dresses are the biggest trend in wedding and bridesmaid dresses. They are fun, flirty and feminine.
Perhaps the coolest thing for bridesmaids dresses is hidden pockets. Bridesmaids love it and it gives a comfortably casual feel to an elegant occasion.