We are back at the Hamptons where the sands and beach have inspired today’s bridesmaids look. We have kept it simple with a gorgeous J. Crew Lucienne One-Shoulder dress in silk chiffon. We think the pleating on the bodice with flouncy skirt would look beautiful amongst any backdrop in the Hamptons. The accessories are low key with amazing Oscar de la Renta Hudson metallic leather multi-strap sandals in a hint of sliver to play with the Casablanca blue of the bridesmaids dress. The other silver accessories are the Kotur clutch, J. Crew Flower Lattice necklace, J.Crew Crystal Crush bracelet, and J. Crew Martha bracelet. What do you think of the look?
Welcome back to sunny Jumby Bay. Just looking around this gorgeous property makes us want to book a flight ASAP and have rum punch on the verandah. Today’s bridesmaids attire is influenced by the color of the beautiful Caribbean water. This Milly Jamie Tweed dress is so perfect it looks like it was made for this wedding! The beautiful white and turquoise tweed is accentuated with cotton-blend trims to create the allusion of an hourglass shape. The dress is accessorized with the perfect beach shoes, patent cork wedge Jimmy Choos. The accessories play on the turquoise theme with a brilliant Miu Miu clutch, J.Crew necklaces that can be layered to add edginess, and an amazing cocktail turquoise ring by AURÉLIE BIDERMANN. What is your favorite piece?
Back at the sunny Four Seasons Punta Mita, oh how we wish we were there now! It has been nonstop dreary on the East Coast this week. We have beautiful shots of the property decorated for various wedding events. There is nothing better than dining under the stars. Our bridesmaids style is inspired by the J.Crew Kylie dress in sunwashed aqua. This silk chiffon one shoulder dress is beautiful with the gathered top and wispy party skirt- is the perfect beach bridesmaid look! Accented with bold J.Crew pieces, our favorite is the enameled double-frog bangle it is fun, funky, and has a hint of the sunwashed aqua color. What is your favorite piece below?
Finding beautiful bridesmaids dresses that look great on and compliment the wedding style is one of the biggest challenges of my job. So often the dresses are poorly made and unflattering on multiple body types. All of my clients want their family and friends to look and feel great, so I’ve started using ready-to-wear dresses as an alternative. Even though the dresses below may be out of the budget for most weddings, they can offer inspiration on dressing your wedding party a little differently.
1) Monique : I love the malachite green that Monique used in much of her collection this season. I am always looking for new and interesting ideas for bridesmaids and we think this printed faille strapless draped column gown would be amazing for a wedding party.
2) Jenny Packham: Even though I’m not much of a fan of short bridesmaid dresses (because the hemlines always vary and the knees show etc.), I love the idea of this dress for bridesmaids. The midnight blue with black beading is formal enough for a black tie wedding and super chic. I also love the fact that it’s below the knee so they show. To quote Coco Chanel “Short skirts are all wrong, let’s face it — the knee is the ugliest part of the body.” I could not agree more.
3) Naeem Kahn: This red Naeem Kahn gown reminds me of something Grace Kelly would have worn in To Catch a Thief. I think it would be an amazing bridesmaid dress and can envision bridesmaids gliding down the aisle with chiffon billowing behind them.
I hope these dresses have inspired you and would love to hear what your ideas are!