2018 bridesmaid dress trends

Picking a style for your bridesmaids is an exciting task. Make sure to check out the latest options to ensure your bridesmaids look chic and on trend for the season! In this post, we cover the current trends in bridesmaid style. From black dresses to the mixed-up mismatch look, the options in 2018 are varied and bold.

Black dress

Black bridesmaid dresses

Black is the height of fashion for bridesmaid dresses for 2018. It’s a curious choice for wedding day attire; black is traditionally associated with funerals, and tends to be a taboo colour for wedding guests (along with white). However, black is a popular choice for bridesmaids in 2018, and can be softened with the addition of lace layer, ruffles and sheer netting. It makes the black reminiscent of a gothic ballerina style.

You can add some softer touches to your bridesmaids’ final look by incorporating some feminine accessories into their wedding day attire. Fresh blooms, floral crowns, single flowers tucked behind the ear, or small pieces of foliage twisted into an up-do will keep the look prettier and provide a softening element to the black.

Cold shoulder bridesmaid dresses

Continuing a theme from last year, cold shoulder dresses are still popular for brides in 2018. This girly look is a great choice for a spring wedding, and the dresses themselves come in a range of styles and colours.

Sequin bridesmaid dresses

Sequin dresses are another popular choice for bridesmaids in 2018. Style your bridesmaids in pastel sequins for the spring, festive shades of gold, silver and red for a wintry, fireside feel. Blushes and golds go well with the sunshine of a summer wedding. Sequins are a wonderful option if you like a bolder style and you’re wearing an equally glamorous wedding dress yourself.

Purple bridesmaid dresses

Pantone have chosen purple as their colour of the year, explaining the charms of purple and why it’s the best choice for 2018 below:

“A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.”

In a nod to the official shade of 2018, purple is a stylish choice for bridesmaids in 2018. Purple is luxurious and mysterious, making it perfect for a high-glamour wedding. Purple is also a wonderful hue if you are getting married in the spring or summer, as it can help dictate the flower choices of the seasons.

floral bridesmaid dresses

Floral bridesmaid dresses

Floral dresses have always been a popular choice for both bridesmaids and wedding guests. Florals are a timeless and feminine print that complement a spring or summer wedding beautifully. 2018 provides an updated look to the floral patterns of the past. This year welcomes delicate floral prints and bright colours to match.

2018 welcomes sequins, purple and florals for your bridesmaids. Will you embrace one of these looks or stick to something more classic?

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