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March 2018

10 Key Bridesmaid Dress Trends of 2018 Every Bride Needs to Know

It’s time to dress your bridal party up in 2018’s latest bridesmaid dress trends.

So, you’ve popped the question to your group of besties and they’ve all said yes to being your bridesmaids. Now, all you have to do is decide on their attire for your wedding. But picking the right outfit for each and every one of your bridal party without running the risk of them disliking the dress or upstaging you is more difficult than finding your dream wedding gown amidst the sea of gowns at a bridal boutique.

Fret not. Whether you’re doing the choosing or giving your girls the freedom to pick their own outfits, our style guide on the latest bridesmaids dress trends is here to the rescue. Be inspired by these 10 key bridesmaid dress trends for 2018 and dress your bridal party in one or more (who says they can only sport one!) of these trending designs.

1. Versatile Separates

Separates are great for bridesmaids because of its versatility. Not only can it be mixed and matched to suit the dress styles of every girl in your bridal party, it is also flattering for all body shapes. Plus, your bridesmaids can wear them out after the wedding too.

Stylish Bridesmaids’ Outfits With Love, Bonito’S 2017 LYLAS Collection by Love, Bonito

2. Cold-shoulder Details

While off-the-shoulder details have been around for a while, the recent adaption of the cold shoulder design is utterly romantic with delicate, slender shoulder straps, whimsical, frilly armbands and soft, flowy fabrics.

AforArcade Founders Min and Collin’s Beautiful Wedding at Grand Hyatt Singapore by AndroidsinBoots

3. Florals

Feminine and oh-so-dreamy, floral printed dresses are perfect for weddings, especially during Spring and Summer time. Not only do the blooms add dimension to the outfit, it provides a beautiful contrast to your wedding gown.

Mindy and Kenneth’s Descendants of the Sun Inspired Wedding at Four Seasons Hotel by Lightedpixels Pixies

4. Pantsuits

Elegant, modern, stylish and feminine, pantsuits are great alternatives for girls who do not fancy being in dresses or skirts.


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5. Shades of Purple

With the announcement that Ultraviolet is the Pantone colour of the year, there’s no better time to dress your bridesmaids up in shades of purple than 2018.


6. Sequins

Share the limelight with your bridesmaids and let them shine in an outfit made of sequins. Go for a full sequin dress for all-out glamour or opt for a sequin skirt paired with an elegant top for a glitzy yet timeless look.

Germaine and Mitchell’S Glamourous Wedding at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore by Antelope Studios

7. Mismatched Outfits

You don’t have to dress your bridesmaids in identical dresses for a uniform look. Let their personal styles shine by allowing them to pick their outfits in a colour or theme of your choice for a cohesive look.

Adrianne and Will’s Beautiful Wedding at The Refinery by Bloc Memoire Photography

8. Lace Details

The delicate nature and beautiful intricate patterns of lace makes it perfect for weddings, be it for your wedding gown or your bridesmaids’ dresses.

Elsa and Zachary’s Rustic Woodland Church Wedding by The Beautiful Moment Photography

9. Tea Length

Ending just below knee level, tea length dresses evoke a timeless elegance that is sophisticated, feminine and whimisical. The comfortable length is just long enough to allow you ease in movement yet not long enough for you to worry about tripping or stepping on it.


10. Jewel Tones

Deep, vibrant shades such as emerald, sapphire blue and yellow evoke a passionate and luxe vibe that is perfect for Fall weddings.


Bonus!

These looks may not be new but they are just as stylish and beautiful! A go-to for any bride looking to dress their girls up in a timeless and elegant style, these four all-time-favourite trends will never go out of style!

1. Sweet Pastels

It’s easy to see why sweet pastel shades like pink, grey and mint are popular wedding colours. Soft, feminine and romantic, these dreamy tones are perfect for Spring time and garden weddings.

Joyce and Melvin’s Intimate and Elegant Wedding at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore by Pixioo Photography

2. Bold Hues

Pastel shades not your cup of tea? Then opt to dress your bridesmaids in bold, cheery colours for that celebratory vibe!

Amelia and Benedict’s Intimate Colonial-themed Wedding at Goodwood Park Hotel by Smittenpixels Photography

3. Short and Sweet

Don’t be shy and flaunt those beautiful gams in dresses that end at the knee or just above it. Short dresses are perfect for weddings in our weather, keeping your girls looking beautiful and cool at the same time.

Elegance With a Touch of Vintage by Tinydot Photography

4. Full Length

Elegant and timeless, full length bridesmaid dresses never go out of style. Since the length of the dress lends a sense of grandeur to the outfit, you don’t need to do much to jazz it up.

Tina and Nick’s Peach and Gold Marquee Wedding with Giant Paper Flowers by AndroidsinBoots

Credits: Feature Image from Charis and Joshua’s Vintage Botanical Wedding at Nosh by Bloc Memoire Photography