Bridesmaids Dresses Revisted

It’s a old, tired trope: bridesmaids dresses are ugly, boring, unflattering, etc. etc.  While I honestly believe that all (or…most) brides want their bridesmaids to look their absolute best, a lot of traditional bridesmaids dress companies make that very difficult.  Personally, I’ve never been much of a pastels person, nor much of a silk taffeta/silk shantung person, and I find that I look extremely…well…prom-like when wearing such things.  My personal style has always been a little more flashy and glamorous, and at cosmopolitan evening events, precious and frilly bridesmaids dresses look a bit out of place.

I really encourage brides to think outside the box.  Bridesmaids dresses can be found at any store that sells dresses, not just “brand-name bridesmaid” stores.  How about these black and metallic dresses found below?  Or a combination of all three?

Bridesmaids dresses don’t have to look a certain way, or even match.  As long as they’re in the same family, you’re in the clear!  I especially love the black strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline – sweet enough for a wedding, but unique and chic enough to wear over and over again!


[Bloomingdales, BHLDN, Net-A-Porter]


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