Party pieces – perfect gowns for angelic bridesmaids

Party pieces – perfect gowns for angelic bridesmaids
Our pick of party frocks are perfect for angelic bridesmaids. Dillon dress by Marie Chantal

Bridesmaids need to look the part and these delicious special-occasion dresses designed by leading party-gown and flowergirl specialists will ensure your young attendants feel like stars of the show

Bridesmaids play a starring role and need an outfit that helps them steal the show in at least a few of the photographs. We’ve rounded up some of our favourites of the season – tuning in to the trend for party dresses that can have a useful second life for birthday parties and other special occasions.

1. Little Eglantine – Silk dressing

Party pieces – perfect gowns for angelic bridesmaids
Bridesmaids will love this delicious silk dress by Little Eglantine

In a lovely autumnal burgundy, this Margot dress is designed by Little Eglantine. It’s made of silk taffeta and features a frill colour, full petticoat and covered buttons. The sash is sold separately, giving the option to go for a colour contrast, and the gown is available in numerous colours. From £217;

2. Holly Hastie – Party smart

Party pieces – perfect gowns for angelic bridesmaids
Holly Hastie’s jacquard dress is the perfect smart wear-again outfit

Charlotte is a rose-decorated red and pink jacquard dress created by London designer Holly Hastie. It features a sweet bow at the waistband and soft cap sleeves and is the perfect autumn or spring bridesmaid dress to wear again for smart parties. £79;

3. Sue Hill – Fairy story

Sue Hill’s gorgeous white dress is perfect for young party princesses

This fairytale Matilda gown is made to order by Sue Hill. In silk dupion and silk organza with net underlayer, it has a round neck, puff sleeves and silk button and loop opening at the back. It comes with a silk organza sash, as shown, but you can order a sash in another colour. From £215;

4. Little Bevan – Custom finery

Little Bevan’s bespoke creations can be designed to match your ideas

This sweet pink dress is made to order by Little Bevan, which offers bespoke bridesmaid and party gowns from its Battersea studio. Designer Sarah Colfer can create a look to match your vision and source fabrics to match your colour theme.

5. Roco Clothing – Liberty belle

This sweet Liberty print dress from Roco Clothing is designed by Patachou

Designed by Patachou and available from Roco Clothing, sweet Liberty print Bertha dress features frill sleeves and two bows at the waistband. Available in sizes up to 24 months, it’s a great choice for very young flowergirls. Matching Liberty print shoes are also available. £61.99;

6. Nicki Macfarlane – Tulip line

This classic Penelope tulip-sleeve dress is available in an array of colours

Nicki Macfarlane’s silk Penelope gown with white sash has a tulip puffed sleeve, integral petticoat and generous silk sash. Shown here in rich scarlet red, it’s available in other colours – from soft shell pink and ivory to navy – and you can choose from contrast or matching piping and hem colours. From £330;

7. Marie Chantal – Princess frills

Marie Chantal’s Dillon dress is inspired by a photo of Princess Elizabeth

Inspired by an archive photo of the Queen as a young child, this lovely Dillon party dress by Marie Chantal is guaranteed to make any bridesmaid feel like a princess. It is made of habotal silk and features a tiered and ruffled tulle skirt, with tulle ruffle on sleeve and neckline. £600;


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