When my girlfriends and I are trying to decide where to go for drinks or brunch, well, let’s just say it can take a while. We all have our particular opinions about the food, the vibe, how cute the waiters are. You get the idea. And that’s way before we even get to practical stuff like driving distance and parking. (I live in L.A. remember?) So I can only imagine what a nightmare it would be if I was getting married again and I had to outfit my BFFs in bridesmaid dresses that they all like. That I like! That look good! Oy vey! The very thought is enough to put me off getting hitched ever again.
I’ve dressed a few bridesmaids in my day, so I know how challenging it is to put a group of ladies — chosen for friendship, not because they’re clones — in a similar dress. And this isn’t even the ’90s! Imagine, back then, brides chose the same dress for the entire bridal party and that was that. Add in the fact that it was the ’90s (we’re talking a decade-long fashion faux pas) and the result was… um… sometimes less than flattering. RIP the 1990s.
Bridesmaid dresses so gorgeous even the bride will want one!
Thankfully, times have changed! Style has evolved for the better and bridesmaids don’t have to look mediocre (or worse!) in the identical dress that barely looks good on the maid of honor. And the best improvement as far as I’m concerned? The frocks don’t have to be single-use garments no one would be caught dead in again (except at a Halloween party or a bad-bridesmaid-dress party). Hallelujah! Long live this trend!
This week, we’re sharing pics of some gorgeous summery bridesmaid dresses that any girl would love to wear. And wear again! Some of them are perfect for a repeat appearance at a holiday cocktail party. It’s like the wedding version of a day-to-evening outfit. Add the right statement jewelry and you’re good to go to any fabulous event. Most of the dresses are from Watters, designers of gorgeous gowns and dresses with flattering, feminine silhouettes. I think you’ll agree that they’re beautiful. Take a look at their Instagram if you want to see more!
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If you’ve been one of my loyal blog followers, you know that we publish these image roundups weekly. We feature a particular event for a particular client so you can go deep on the particular theme. If you know what’s up, skip this part. New visitors, take a look below…
In case you missed it, here’s what we’re doing, mentioned in the first blog. (And if you already know what’s going on, skip to the first photo!) Every day we’re posting event photos & inspiration to my Instagram page to give you ideas for your own events. And, of course, to encourage you to hire yours truly, one of the top wedding planners in Los Angeles, for your next soirée! In terms of format, we’re trying to capitalize on the whole hashtag calendar world and take advantage of #WeddingWednesday (#WW) and #ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) by posting wedding photos and cool stuff we’ve done on Wednesdays and on Thursdays, harkening back to a past client’s event, be it a celebrity, or just one of us tastemakers.
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Monday:
How beautiful is this dress by Watters? It’s elegant and sophisticated, and the color is flattering on most everyone. I’m not currently scheduled to be a bridesmaid in any weddings, but I think I might order me one anyway!
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Tuesday:
Soft, floaty and dreamy. This kinda looks like a chandelier of dresses… and it makes for a great pre-wedding photo to showcase the beautiful bridesmaid dresses the bride has chosen. Of course they look even better when not on the hanger!
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Wednesday:
Who says you can’t wear white to a wedding? If Pippa wore it at the royal wedding, then so can you! This ethereal dress is gorgeous, but it in no way competes with the bride! Happy #WeddingWednesday!
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Thursday:
Now here’s a dress I would totally wear! At a wedding… in a wedding… nothing to do with a wedding! The mix of blues is so gorgeous, how could anyone resist? It’s really a classic dress! #TBT
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Friday:
If this isn’t my most favorite dress (of the week), I don’t know what is! Rose gold, sequins, a little bit of daring… what’s not to love? This is definitely a dress that works perfectly at a daytime summer wedding, then can transition to night… even if the night is a cocktail party in December! #TGIF
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Saturday:
For a neutral palette at a wedding, this dress is it! It’s the perfect backdrop for delicate-colored flowers or a nature-inspired theme. The silhouette and dropped shoulder are totally trending right now!
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So, what do you think of these bridesmaid dresses? Which is your fave? Let me know in the comments below!
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P.S. So, are you ready to do a little dress shopping with your BFFs? Need a few more ideas? Then check out: Tips For Selecting A Summer Cocktail Dress, A Dress Unique To You! and How To Get Your Dream Wedding Dress For A Steal. You can find more interesting blogs and images on our website, or just contact us to book your next event! And if you like this blog, would you be so kind as to share it with a friend?
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