Bridesmaid dresses are an important part to wedding planning.
They’re also often less than loved.
In fact, Racked reported on what it termed an entire ‘culture of ugly bridesmaid dresses’. Too often, bridesmaid dresses are selected as an afterthought, more as an accessory rather than an important way of not only tying together your wedding look, but, yes, keeping your bridesmaids relatively happy.
And while the best bridesmaids will be content wearing what the bride selects, getting some advice, not only from bridesmaids but also from a consultant, certainly doesn’t hurt.
As part one of a two part article series, we’ll look at a collection of tea length dresses your bridesmaids will not only be willing to wear, but might wear again after the wedding.
- Gala Elegance: Think that short dresses are best for informal weddings? This dress proves that assumption wrong: with a satin waistband, tapered tulle skirt, and embroidered bodice with a stunning illusion halter neckline, this dress is great for a formal evening affair with a lot of dancing and elegance.
- Country Chic: A barn, rustic, or outdoor vintage theme calls for a short dress to move with ease. All over large print, netted lace, especially in a cream colored hue, has both an antique and flirty vibe, while an illusion back and satin bow add just a touch of refinement without feeling too stuffy.
- Modern Vintage: If you’re looking for a dress that is both modern and vintage, check out this stunning dress with an asymmetrical skirt, satin embroidered bodice, and natural waist.
- Traditional: Depending on what color you choose, this dress is wonderfully versatile for any season, but especially for cooler months. Capped sleeves, hidden side pockets, and a zipper back are nice additions to a classic and flattering fit
Be sure to check out our entire collection of short bridesmaid dresses for more inspiration. All dresses are available in a wide variety of colors.