Wrap Crystal Earrings

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Who says bridesmaid dresses have to be big, frumpy, or downright unattractive? Many brides are treating their bridesmaids to dresses that are hip, fashion forward, and fabulous enough to be worn to their next cocktail party. These are some of the things to look for in the coolest, trendiest bridesmaid dresses.

The first thing to do is forget about a floor length dress. The hippest bridesmaid dresses are knee length or even a bit shorter. (Yes, bridesmaids can wear mini dresses if they are not too mini, and they are done in good taste. Think on the beach, not in a cathedral.) Color is very important, as well. The most modern dresses are not done in the traditional pastels, but rather are in sophisticated striking colors such as deep purple, pewter, and navy.

It is the cut that sets a hip bridesmaid dress apart from the pack. Look for interesting, fresh-off-the-runway details. Good choices include one shoulder dresses, strapless, bubble hems, and deep sexy v-necks. These bridesmaid dresses will have unique designs, such as a combination of chiffon and satin, tiers, or a baby doll style.

Fabrics for updated bridesmaid dresses typically are flowing and fluid. You will definitely not find any petticoats! Popular choices include chiffon, charmeuse, and tissue taffeta. Stiff and formal fabrics do not work when you are going for a modern and updated look.

The right accessories will make all of the difference in the finished effect. To keep the bridesmaids looking hip and current, you will need to take care with their accessories. If you add a traditional strand of pearls to a deep-v dark aubergine dress, you will ruin the effect. When you are shopping for bridesmaid jewelry gifts, your mantra should be unique, stylish, and hip. The jewelry gifts that you give to each bridesmaid should be pieces that they will want to wear again, such as long crystal earrings and pendants. For the perfect finishing touches, think about strappy sandals, beaded or fabric clutches, and a wrap in case it gets chilly.

The bridesmaid dresses that you choose should naturally suit the general tone and style of your wedding. Hip and trendy dresses are ideal for weddings in places like urban lofts or outdoor locations. They would not suit wedding spots that are formal, traditional, or very conservative. Keep in mind that the dresses you choose should also suit your bridesmaids – all of your bridesmaids. If your friends are fairly young and trendy themselves, then these chic and updated styles will suit them to a “t”. On the other hand, if your attendants are normally more country club than city chic, they might end up looking and feeling ridiculous in really cutting edge dresses.

Ultimately, the bridesmaid dresses that you choose are a reflection of your personal style and taste. If you gravitate towards what is cool and modern, then your bridesmaid dresses should also be hip and stylish. The right bridesmaid dresses will add a fresh and fashionable edge to your wedding party.

Laura is interested in wedding planning and wedding trends including jewelry, receptions and gifts. Gifts of bridesmaid jewelry are especially great when they are handcrafted just for your wedding.

Wrap Crystal Earrings
Wrap Crystal Earrings
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