Every bridesmaid deserves to be a star and our pick of gorgeous dresses are perfect for making your bridesmaids and flowergirls feel like party VIPs
Bridesmaid dresses are always one of the fun elements of designing your wedding day – especially when you are dressing your flowergirls. There’s a trend towards less formal bridesmaid styles these days, often shorter lengths and patterns are in the mix. This is great for your flowergirls’ parents as they get a lovely party dress for their little one to wear after the big day. We also love the trend for white and cream – classic, timeless and always easy to accessorise for other red-letter events. Here are six of our favourite bridesmaid looks to ensure your young attendants feel like VIPs.
1. Monsoon – Little duchess
Monsoon’s party collection includes this classic Cynthia duchess twill dress with tulle underlayer to give it extra volume. With a luxurious handle, the dress is actually made from recycled materials – part of the company’s S.E.W commitment to eco-friendly fashion. £50; monsoon.co.uk
2. Little Eglantine – Flower power
The Isobel dress from Little Eglantine is a sweet choice for a high-summer or destination wedding, featuring boat neckline, ruffled sleeves and covered buttons at the back. It’s available made to order in multiple colourways and patterns, with the sash sold separately. From £239; littleeglantine.com
3. Boden – Garden delight
With a delicious retro print, Boden’s Nostalgic Smocked Dress is available in a pink or green colourway. It’s in pure cotton, so great for warm-weather parties and easy to accessorise with a simple cardigan. The dress has a cotton lining and scalloped hem for added ‘swish’ on the dancefloor. From £32; boden.co.uk
4. Holly Hastie – Top spot
This elegant white cotton dress by London partywear designer Holly Hastie has a subtle textured ‘broderie anglaise’ pattern to create an on-trend spotted effect. It has short sleeves, a cotton lining and concealed zip at the back and comes with a white bow belt. From £89; hollyhastie.com
5. Silk finery – Marie Chantal
Grand weddings demand lavish gowns and this gorgeous Emmanuelle silk organza dress is perfect for the smartest occasion. It’s in a lovely soft blue colourway and is fully lined to ensure it holds its shape. From the new-season Marie Chantal collection. £320; mariechantal.co.uk
6. Sue Hill – Fairy story
Shown here in white, but also available in soft ivory, Sarah is perfect for weddings and comes in standard or ballerina length for ages from 2 to 10 years. It’s made of pure cotton and with an overlayer of tulle edged with cotton for the skirt. Silk sashes are sold separately in multiple colourways. From £139; suehillclothing.com
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