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Now to the good stuff. So you’ve found the perfect bridal gown and now you’re looking for ways to include style elements from your bridal gown into your bridesmaid dresses. Our fit expert, Rachel, pulled together her favorite looks for the top 5 bridal gown styles.

When I’m working with brides and their parties, I love to start with what the bride is wearing. It gives me a glimpse into the bride’s style she has set for her wedding. If she’s wearing something classic and elegant, her bridesmaids should dress the part too! The silhouettes of dresses are important to pay attention to as well, as they can compliment both your bridesmaids figures and your overall look. Sometimes I take cues from the fabric bride’s gown, structured gowns with tailored maids, or soft and flowy wedding dresses with airy bridesmaids looks.

 

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Bridal Dress Style: Fit and Flair

Bridal Style: Trumpet or Fit and Flair – For the bride who wants some sex-appeal. These curve hugging gowns shape in after the hip and flare out near the foot. These dresses pack some drama.

Recommended Bridesmaid Dresses:

Jenny Yoo Ava – This dress will compliment the bride’s gown with. It has a similar fit and flare shape, hugging the waist and hip and flaring out at the knee making it still comfortable to walk and dance in!

Wtoo by Watters 803 – A fitted style with a-symmetrical ruching that loosens and drapes over the hip into a slim A-line. Super flattering for your maids and will compliment your va-va-voom!

Alfred Sung D509 Love this full length gown from Alfred Sung. The fitted clean bodice, paired with a pegged skirt will look great next to a dramatic bridal fit and flair.

 

Bridal Dress Style: Ballgown

Bridal Style: Ballgown – The most traditional bridal look. These brides love a classic look, hoping to be belle of the ball. These dresses have fitted waist lines that lead to full skirts.

Recommended Bridesmaid Dresses:

Alfred Sung D440 – This dress has a high bateau neckline, cinched waist and a fuller A line skirt. A classic bridesmaids look to accompany the classic bride.

Dessy 2880 – We love this super classic bridesmaid look. A longer ruched waistline slims and flatters many body types. The skirt drapes beautifully down to the feet in a classic A shape.

Alfred Sung D536 – Strapless, with a super flattering sweetheart neckline accented by pleated fabric, this gown is sure to look perfect next to the brides big ball gown. Plus, it has pockets!!

 

Bridal Dress Style: Vintage Lace

Bridal Style: Vintage Lace – Ultra feminine looks, pulling inspiration from the past.

Recommended Bridesmaid Dresses:

Jenny Yoo Sabine Liquid Brushed Gold  – This slinky dress is made of draped charmeuse. The off the shoulder sleeves give your maids a sophisticated, yet vintage look.

Wtoo by Watters 892 – Lace, lace and more lace! Why not put your girls in lace too?

Lela Rose LR175 – A little bit of lace around the bodice accents this cocktail style a-line gown.

 

Bridal Dress Style: Soft and Flowy

Bridal Style: Soft and Flowy – Bohemian brides love these looks. Perfect for an outdoor or rustic inspired wedding. These gowns are mostly made of tulle, chiffon or organza.

Recommended Bridesmaid Dresses:

 Joanna August DC long – Floaty with an air of ease. Cut from soft chiffon, this dress will move with ease throughout the big day.

After Six 6666 – This lux chiffon gown features a soft cowl neckline and a sleek flowy skirt. The straight line of the skirt is a nice contrast with the drape of the bodice.

Alfred Angelo 8611S – Cut out of a soft tulle net, this short and sweet dress has a bateau illusion neckline, defined waistline and gathered knee length skirt.

 

Bridal Dress Style: Dramatic Neckline

Bridal Style: Dramatic Neckline – We’ve seen more and more brides choosing to stray away from the traditional strapless wedding dress! From plunging necklines to high detailed ones, these gowns are for the fashion forward bride.

Recommended Bridesmaid Dresses:

Alfred Angelo 8102S – This dress has an Illusion neckline with an embellished detail along the collar and down the back. We love a dress that already comes with it’s own jewelry!

Alfred Angelo 8101L – The beautiful asymmetrical rouched bodice and its blinged out one shoulder strap will definitely compliment the bride’s dress’ unique neckline.

Dessy 2906 – A twist on the halter style gown, this neckline features both a cut out detail in front and a keyhole in back.

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