Friday Five – Bridesmaid Dress Trends 2014

14/03/2014 |

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This week’s Friday Five is all about your besties and their dresses, with the top bridesmaid dress trends for 2014. With inspiration from the catwalks, the High Street and the wedding industry, here are the styles that will ensure your bridesmaids are beaming on your big day.

 

 

Radiant Orchid

 

Every year the experts over at Pantone (the global authority on colour) announce the colour of the year. For 2014 Radiant Orchid is the hue for you! From the runways to the High Street, this pretty purple palette will be easy to obtain, so why not add a pop of Radiant Orchid to your big day?

 

“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” – Pantone.com

 

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Pretty pastels

 

Sugary springtime shades are going to be every girl’s candy crush this spring/summer season, so keep your maids sweet in pretty pastel dresses. Go for delicate lighter than light blue, pink, green or yellow or better still, mismatch your maids in a pale rainbow selection.

 

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Prints charming

 

The floral bridesmaid dress trend was in full bloom last year and this is one style that’s still growing, with bold petal prints cropping up everywhere across the High Street. 

 

Sow a little of this blossoming trend into your wedding day theme with floral bridesmaid dresses. Go for vintage-inspired tea dresses, mismatch flower prints with complimentary hues or add small subtle florals.

 

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Midi moment

 

Move over maxi’s – the length of your maid’s hem should be midi all the way this season! The SS14 catwalks were knee-deep in midi skirts and dresses, so if you want your maids to be of the moment and the epitome of grownup glamour, give midi a try.

 

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Image: Austin Gros via Wedding Chicks

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Image: Mark Williams Studio via Southern Weddings

 

Mismatched maids

 

Gone are the days as having to have matchy-matchy maids. Matching or mismatched, the options are now more open when it comes to looking for your besties big day outfits.

 

Any of the other trends or any colour scheme you decide to go for, for your bridesmaid dresses can be mismatched. A combination of colours, a few different floral prints or a selection of skirt lengths can all work well together whilst giving each of your bridesmaid a slightly different look of their own.

 

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Image: Lane Dittoe via Inspired By This 

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Image: Skyla Walton via Green Wedding Shoes

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Image: Sharalee Prang via 100 Layer Cake 

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What stunning styles will your maids be wearing down the aisle?

 

 

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