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!