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8 Beautiful Bridesmaid Dress Trends for 2015 Weddings

Beautiful Bridesmaid Dress Trends for 2015

Every year bridesmaids are stepping further and further away from the traditional ‘bridesmaid’ gowns people had come to expect at weddings – bridesmaids dresses now follow the ways of mainstream fashion, and it seems girls are all the happier for it! A major trend over the last few years in bridesmaids is the mismatched look – a look admittedly not-so-easy to pull together but that looks absolutely sensational when done right. For some this ultra modern take on bridesmaid fashion was just a bit too wild to imagine for their Big Day and so the multi wrap dress became the go-to gown for brides looking to thread carefully between trendy and timeless. Other ultra modern trends for 2015 bridesmaids include full gold sequin gowns (although if you’ve more than two bridesmaids we suggest approaching this one with caution!) and two tone gowns. Vintage florals and lace make an appearance in top trends for bridesmaids, as do glamorous embellishments.

Read about the Latest Bridesmaid Trends Here!

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1. Glamorous Golds

We’re literally obsessed with anything gold at the moment so when it comes to bridesmaids donning an opulent dress of gold lace or sequins, we’re all over it. Gold sequin gowns are tricky however, and really only look on the right side of luxe if you have just one or two maids – any more and you’re into dangerous fashion territory! Try to mix and match with two tone gowns or shorter and longer versions of the same, and keep accessories to a minimum!

Main image: Dresses by Adrianna Papell | Left: Sarah Seven | Centre: ASOS, £50 | Right: BHLDN, $295

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2. Fabulous Florals

Floral bridesmaids gowns at a spring wedding have to be one of our favourite overall trends for 2015 – they just make us smile! Vintage floral print gowns look great on every body shape and are pretty much everywhere at the moment so you’ll have no trouble tracking the right one down. Like the gold glitter trend we mentioned above however, florals can be tricky and you really need to know your prints before committing to buy. This is a dress you’ll want to buy with all bridesmaids present and correct to see how it will look on the day. Remember you can always mismatch your prints to make an even bolder statement!

Main image: Donna Morgan Bridesmaids | Left: ASOS Floral Midi Dress, £55 | Centre: Debut at Debenhams, €56.10 | Right: Chi Chi London at ASOS, £55

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3. It’s a Wrap

There’s a reason the multi-way dress is now the bridesmaid gown of the 2000s – you really can’t go wrong with it. London based twobirds bridesmaids brought the concept of the multi-functional dress to the masses when they launched their collection in 2008. The popularity of twobirds’ 15 way gown on international wedding blogs inspired a multitude of imitation gowns from small time dressmakers on Etsy to huge high street stores such as BHS. The multiway dress is an easy option for brides as it can be wrapped to suit each bridesmaid’s personal style, and will be something they can wear again and again.

Main image: Dresses by The Jersy Maid | Left: Dessy Twist Wrap Dress, £127 | Centre: Infinity Wrap Dress by CoralieBeatrix, $79.99 | Right: BHS Twist & Wrap Dress, £45.50

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4. Rainbow Brights

Word on wedding street (no, it’s not a real place) is that a rainbow of pastels is set to be the biggest bridesmaids trend for 2015. Pastels were huge in spring/summer weddings this year but the boat is being pushed out once more and brides are taking mix and match to the next level with full colours. Candy colours are great for summer weddings, however choose your shades carefully or you may wash out some skin tones! The Ivory Rose Bridal Rooms has just announced that they will be stocking the designer Kelsey Rose (main rainbow pastel image above) so if you love the look but want to see it for yourself make sure to take a trip to their boutique in Cork! Whatever you think of this colourful trend, it’s definitely one to look out for in 2015.

Main image: Kelsey Rose Pastel Bridesmaids at The Ivory Rose Bridal Rooms | Left: Purple Gown by Kelsey Rose at The Ivory Rose Bridal Rooms  | Centre: Debut at Debenhams, €165 | Right: Lace Gown by Randi Rahm

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5. Trendy Two Tones

A chic, contemporary trend making its way into weddings in 2015 is the trendy two tone bridesmaid dress. Two tone gowns come in a huge variety of styles, from glamorous tulle gowns to fabulous florals (centre, Coast) to more laid back, light and loose styles (right, ASOS). These dresses are super easy to wear and are the perfect way to inject some colour into your bridal party without looking too OTT.

Main image: Dresses by Coco’s Style | Left: Alfred Sung at Dessy | Center: Two Tone Floral Dress at Coast, £195 | Right: Jasmine Two Tone Dress at ASOS, £20

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6. All Laced Up

You can’t go wrong with lace in any shape or form at your wedding and it looks especially great on the bridal party. There are some gorgeous lace gowns for mothers of the bride at the moment, and even more for bridesmaids. Lace looks particularly well on light pastel and neutral colours which work well at any time of the year. For those opting for low cut or backless dresses, a lace bandeau is the perfect accessory and for knee length dresses, a little lace on the hem can take a gown from gorgeous to ultra glamorous.

Main image: Photo via Grant Riley | Left: Short White Lace Dress by Alvina Valenta | Centre: Lace Maternity Dress from ASOS, £55 | Right: Cream and White Lace Dress by Dessy

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7. Pretty Embellishments

Whether it’s from brooches, belts or bodices, any dress can get an instant boost of glitz and glamour with the right embellishment. Well placed embellishment can make a dress go from drab to dramatic and looks especially well on bridesmaids in photos. This trend is also easy to DIY if your dresses are quite basic – simply add a brooch to the shoulder, or a waist accentuating belt or even a pretty bow at the back.

Main image: Dresses by Amoursans Anguish via elizabethannedesigns.com | Left: Coast, £350 | Centre: Coast, £350 | Right: Coast, £95

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8. Shades of Grey

Darker shades are all the rage for winter weddings, but we’re looking at grey and navy to take the place of traditional black for bridesmaids next year. Whatever the style, these deep hues will look classic and chic and suit any skin tone and hair colour – great news for your girls! Accessorise with black, gold or silver for an elegant, glamorous look.

Main image: | Left: ASOS, £72 | Centre: Alfred Sung | Right: Dessy

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Former editor, current contributor, (she just can't let go!) Karen enjoys writing fashion but is known to dabble in decor from time to time. Her favourite section on the site is the Real Wedding section, followed closely by the Health & Fitness forums.

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