In a post-covid Wedding world we are READY to be inspired by all the backlog of Weddings from 2020 and 2021… especially the celebrity kind!
Not sure if you guys have noticed but there have been a few incredible Weddings playing out of late with Celebrity Bridesmaids?! From Gigi and Bella Hadid, to Kendall Jenner, Nicky Hilton and Taylor Swift, we are here for it!
Now, what can we learn from their looks? What are the key Bridesmaid trends?
Celebrity Stylist Donny Galella says “When it comes to specific trends for the coming season, volume will continue to be huge – whether it’s big voluminous sleeves or a strong shoulder line.”
1. The Number of Bridesmaids has gone up!
We’re definitely feeling this and know how important it is for a Bride to have her Maids by her side on her big day (especially if she’s had to postpone a few times!!). The unspoken rule of 2-3 Bridesmaids is long gone and WE ARE HERE FOR IT. Tip – Just keep in mind, if you are paying for the Bridesmaids outfits and look, this can become quite costly. The average cost of a Bridesmaid Dress, Shoes, Accessories, Hair and Makeup totalled in Aus is $825.
“Paris Hilton had a very lavish wedding and her Bridesmaids suit the grand nature of the venues and level up to Paris’ glamorous look.” says Donny.
2. Colour is Here to Stay
“The beach Wedding sees the celebrity Bridesmaids wearing a more relaxed style dress. The green colour suits the outdoor/beach vibes too” says Donny. We have loved the neutral tones of Bridesmaid dresses for the past few seasons however, have noticed that COLOUR is back in Bridesmaid outfits. The chosen colour/s really sets the tone for the Wedding in terms of styling. Here are some tips around choosing colours based on theme and location-
Beach/Coastal Weddings = Jade, Teal, Sand, Ivory, Beige
Regal/Traditional Weddings = Ruby, Navy, Emerald, and Gold- think jewel tone
Modern/Minimalist Weddings = White, Black, Duck Egg Blue
Romantic/Rustic Weddings = Baby Pink, Silver/Grey, Lemon Yellow, Champagne, Wine
3. Change up in Fabrics
Oh yes, we have noticed it too. Silk, satin, lace and tulle! We are definitely seeing a mix up in fabrics and textures for Bridesmaids. A tip from a 7x Bridesmaid here, consider all your Maid’s shapes and sizes, as well as your Wedding season to select your fabrics of choice. Fabric + Colour + Style + Season + Size will equal the perfect choice of Bridesmaid Dress or Outfit.
“What I loved most about the Wedding Taylor swift is at is the Bridesmaids all had a slight variation of style. They had different necklines that best suited each Bridesmaid. Plus various dress lengths.”
4. Cultural References
We are so excited to see cultural references in Bridesmaid looks appear. Yes, this is not just exclusive to the Bride, and a great way to integrate your/your Partners cultural or religious backgrounds in these looks.
Here are some Aussie and International Brands we love at Wedded who have some wonderful Bridesmaid options for all seasons, shapes and styles:
“I am always a huge fan of putting Bridesmaids in a dress that suits each girl. I think it’s a special point of difference when Bridesmaids all have an individual look but together still look like a tribe. One example of this is Erin Holland’s Wedding where I styled all the Bridesmaids in a white Rebecca Valance dress but each look was different” – see here!
Now remember, your Bridesmaids are going to be in these outfits for probably more than 12 hours. Just like you, they will have their hair and makeup done, more than likely be in heels, and be photographed throughout the day and night. Consider style and comfort, as well as your unique Wedding look in determining your Bridesmaid outfits. Silk and satin are not for everyone, and that’s ok. Nor are bright colours or backless dresses! Make it work for you, and your fabulous maids!