The new year brings with it a whole host of new trends and in 2020 we can expect to see lots of flattering wrap dresses, two-piece ensembles and rich jewel tones to name but a few!
Above Image: Vitor Lindo Photo
One Colour, Different Styles
This is the most common approach when brides go to choose the dresses for their bridesmaids. By allowing your ladies to choose the style which best flatters their shape and reflects their personality, you are allowing for a happier, more comfortable bridal party and chances are, your bridesmaids are more likely to wear the dress again.
That said, why stick to just the one colour? We love the look of different hues from the same palette, do what works for you and your maids and don’t feel the need for one uniform colour to pull the whole look together.
As wrap dresses have been slowly but surely invading high street collections in recent years, good news for bridesmaids is that this trend has trickled down to the world of weddings. Universally flattering, the wrap dress cinches you in below the bust to show off your smallest feature.
Soft, pale rose shades are a popular choice of colour when it comes to bridesmaid attire with the light pink hue perfectly complementing the cream or ivory of the bride’s gown.
Opt for a hemline which falls just below the knee or brushing the calf for a fun and flirty retro vibe. Slightly less formal than the traditional full length, tea length dresses add a more playful vibe to your squad’s attire.
Add an ethereal edge to your bridal party with sheer fabrics for your maid’s dresses. Soft and romantic, this whimsical trend is also ideal for that boho look.
Bold, rich tones will infiltrate the realm of bridesmaid dresses in 2020, expect to see lots of indulgent tones such as royal blues, emerald green, rich mustards and royal purples.
Bridesmaids are being given the cold shoulder this year with a halter neck or one-shoulder dresses remaining a popular choice. Exposed shoulders are the hottest ways for bridesmaids to flash a little flesh this year.
Answering the prayers of the more self-conscious bridesmaids, flutter sleeves are fun and flirty but allow that extra little bit of coverage for any ladies wanting to hide their upper arms.
Elegant and sophisticated, open back dresses are a nice option to keep bridesmaids cool for any summer or destination weddings. This may not be the best option for any larger chested bridesmaids though as they don’t always allow for use of a bra.
If you’re planning a more boho style celebration, the mix-and-match approach for a two-piece ensemble is the perfect choice for a young, fun bridal party. Separates also allow for your ladies to show a slight sliver of skin but perhaps check they are comfortable with this first as it won’t be for everyone.