Frumpy and unsightly bridesmaid dresses are a thing of the past as today’s modern brides-to-be want their bridal party to look stylish and feel good in what they are wearing. Many common design elements of cocktail dresses and formal eveningwear are translating into bridesmaid dresses to create looks that are both dynamic and practical. Before you choose what your bridal party will be wearing on your big day learn more about the hottest bridesmaid trends of 2013.
Lace is often used in the construction of bridal gowns, so it is only natural that the trend spill over into the construction of bridesmaid dresses. The use of a lace overlay adds an element of romance and femininity to any style dress that works well with both rustic and elegant themed events. Brides that are looking for a more traditional style may prefer bridesmaid dresses that have an translucent exterior that matches the color of the dress bodice; brides that favor the contemporary will love lace overlay gowns that are made with contrasting colors like black on pink, or green on ivory.
Similarly, illusion necklines are creating substantial waves among members of the wedding world, especially with the booming rise in wedding decor inspired by the Great Gatsby. An illusion neckline is simply a sheer or lace panel that covers an opening in the design of the dress, giving it a flirty air without showing too much skin. This design can also be adorned with beading to enhance the roaring 1920’s aesthetic that everyone is currently lusting after.