BRIDESMAID DRESSES:: Versatile Trends of 2012

January 14, 2012 at 5:17 pm Leave a comment

Image courtesy of Kara Janx

Brides are taking mercy on their entourage and allowing them to wear versatile dresses that can be worn again and again for a variety of elegant occasions. The 2012 fashion trends for bridesmaid dresses indicate that the bridesmaids may not be hiding their dresses in the closet after the wedding, due to the current movement towards the rewearable bridesmaid dresses. Color is in bloom, necklines are plunging and hemlines are up on all styles. Fabric determines the formality of a dress, not the length. See the latest in wedding attire at a Great Bridal Expofashion show and read on for bridesmaids dress trends of 2012.

The confident bride of 2012 is not worried about a bridesmaid upstaging her at her own wedding. No more layers of frills and piquant lace, the new bridesmaid get to show a little leg. Celebrating her bridesmaids for the beautiful strong women they are, the new bride wants her girls to look good too. Lengths are above knee and dresses feature a short-sleeve or are sleeveless. Colors explode brightly running the gamut from neon pinks to blazing orange and searing reds to kohl black, inspired by Kim Kardashian’s black and white wedding, her marriage did not last but style goes on forever.

Fun and feminine epitomize s the flirty bridesmaid’s dress featuring shorter lengths and girlish details such as shoulder bows, flounced hems and brightly colored sashes. Color trends include cobalt blue, sunny yellow, orange creamsicle and bubblegum pink. Patterns are peeping into the bridesmaid’s dress world and polka dots reign as an early fave. Match the dresses with contrasting yet colorful cheerful heels for a playful pop of color.

Romance is everywhere including the bridesmaid’s dresses. The romantic bridesmaid features a traditional full length gown or stylish shorter lengths. With a romantic bridesmaid dress, it is all about the details from delicate handmade silk rosettes strategically placed on the waist or shoulder to long chiffons flowing like a Greek goddess to sentimental Victorian lace ornamentation. Color trends showcase neutrals and pastels such as old-fashioned vanilla or mint green.

The sophisticated bridesmaid dresses feature refined silhouettes and sophisticated colors including light-brights and muted tones that lack gray undertones. Look for a large palette of colors featuring clear lemons, honeysuckles and soft lavenders to deep rich chocolate browns and purples. Watch for asymmetrical necklines and illusion necklines or a chic combination of both styles. Style trends for the Sophisticate bridesmaid dress include no necklaces but the wearing of dangly elegant earrings. Lengths range from short to long and draped.

Tropical Destinations

Image courtesy of Kara Janx

A huge hit in the United States, tropical destination weddings seem top occur everywhere from the Hawaiian Islands, to the Caribbean Sea. Bridesmaid dresses for a tropical destination tend to be more casual than most other types of wedding. Trends show shorter lengths continuing through 2012 as a preference for bridesmaid dresses. Variety is featured in the neckline including halter tops, sweetheart and scoop necks. Colors take a nautical cue from the ocean and include a combination of navy and white, deep ocean blue, sunrise yellows and coral. Dress fabrics include floating silks, taffets and chiffons with contrasting sashes. Patterns come into play in the form of rich hombre dyes silks or subtle hibiscus patterns.

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