Once your dress is chosen, it’s time to start thinking about your bridesmaid party. From full sweeping skirts to dramatic ruffled details, find out which look is best suited to your wedding day
Bigger Bridal Parties
While it may be commonplace for bridal parties of 10 or more in the United States, Irish brides have tended to keep things a little more intimate when selecting their chosen few. While we haven’t quite reached the U.S. standard, we are seeing brides increasing their numbers when choosing their bridesmaids with five or six ladies now becoming the norm.
Patterns & Prints
Straying from the concept of one uniform colour, inject some personality and excitement into your bridesmaids’ attire with a whole host of exciting prints and patterns available to choose from. Feel free to go as loud or subtle as you wish with bold floral patterns available to match the summer sunshine or darker, seasonal prints offered for autumnal and winter weddings.
Adding drama and romance, fuller skirts in bridesmaid dresses are paving the way for your ladies to sashay their way down the aisle. As an added bonus, the ultra-flattering full sweeping skirt is ideal for your nearest and dearest to twirl the night away on the dance floor.
Mirroring trends from both the high street and bridal collections this year, ruffle designs lend a dramatic, chic effect which are guaranteed to make a statement. Adding texture and movement, this look is the epitome of femininity and romance.
A colour once completely avoided when talking weddings, a bridal party dressed all in black provides an edgy, chic and modern alternative to the more traditional choices of pale pastels or rich jewel tones. Black gowns are timeless and universally flattering to all shapes and sizes, and chances are your ladies are more likely to get repeated wear from something so simple yet elegant.
A look trickled down from mainstream ladies’ fashion, these sleek sophisticated gowns are set to be a popular pick for 2020 weddings. Accentuating the figure and adding that slight hint of sexiness with strategic slits or off the shoulder detail, these minimal designs are ideal for achieving that sophisticated look without any fuss.
Pink has been a longstanding favourite amongst brides when it comes to choosing a colour for their bridal party. With so many variations of the colour available, the more muted hues are leading the charge this year with gorgeous options available from blush pink to dusty rose for that soft, romantic air.
Light & Airy
Embrace the romance of the day and dress your ladies in light layers of tulle or chiffon for a whimsical, ethereal vibe. Soft and breathable, these styles will keep you maids cool and comfortable all night long and are the ideal option for any destination weddings.
A gorgeous option for an autumn or winter wedding, velvet adds texture and a rich warmth to bridesmaids’ attire. This luxe fabric catches the light beautifully offering a soft shimmer, while also providing the ultimate comfort for its wearer.
Black & White
A colour combo which oozes understated elegance, black and white is a timeless look which won’t compete with the bride. From simple monochromatic designs to the introduction of pretty patterns or prints as seen at Marchesa Notte’s resort collection as pictured here, this age-old pairing will endure the test of time in your prized wedding portraits.
Jewel tones are always a winner for those shying away from the paler shades, but sapphire blue is set to be the standout hue amongst this palette for the coming year. A perfect balance between bold and traditional, this stylish colour adds a regal effect to the overall look. Dress your ladies all in the same sapphire blue or pair it with other jewel tones such as deep purple or emerald green. For a softer look, mix with pastel shades such as soft blues or pinks.