Bad bridesmaid dresses are a cultural cliché, a stereotype reinforced by puffy trim and saccharine-sweet color palettes. But for brides eager to break away from the quotidian and move toward a more contemporary style, there are plenty of options. Dressing your bridesmaids in gowns that complement their personalities and your own wedding dress is a win-win situation where everyone feels their most confident and the portrait is extra chic.
Whether your wedding party is small or large, finding the perfect bridesmaid dress for this momentous occasion shouldn’t be a chore. Start with a color scheme, then decide if you want your bridesmaids to wear coordinated designs uniformly, or let everyone wear their own style. The latter might be an especially good option to ensure they’ll be wearing the dress again for years to come.
Ahead, explore some of our favorite designs from brands like Markarian, Jonathan Simkhai, and Ulla Johnson to jump-start your search for puffy tulle gowns in sight.
Floral Bridesmaid Dresses
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