Polka dots, floral patterns, crochet… who doesn’t love the fun, quirky look of printed bridesmaid dresses incorporated into a bridal party? Recently, we’ve been seeing these funky patterns pop up in weddings across the country, and they’re definitely a trend worth checking out. Though some prints can be way too busy and muck up the appearance of your bridal party, these three looks are versatile, flattering, and unique!
When incorporating prints into bridesmaids’ looks, be extremely careful when it comes to color. Sticking with dark or pale neutrals will be guaranteed to make a statement without detracting from the bride’s look. This is definitely something to keep in the back of your mind when experimenting with prints; cohesiveness is key, and thinking about the big picture is very important. How will it look altogether? Is the bride going to be able to stand out amidst all these prints?
For those who are looking for a way to add some sass and spunk to their bridal party, or even those who are just looking for a little inspiration, check out these three printed perfect looks!
Dress One – If you’re looking for a longer silhouette, this floral maxi dress provides a stunning column look. When dabbling with maxis, the key is to go for either very dark or very muted colors; the dress naturally has a larger volume of fabric, and bright colors or a busy pattern can be very distracting. This pretty, neutral pink is reminiscent of Pride and Prejudice: flowy, feminine and effervescent. The pleats provide a much-needed formality on this printed dress, and will look stunning with flat, woven sandals and a linen clutch.
Dress Two – Okay, so crochet technically isn’t considered a print. But the pattern is so intricate and beautiful, it’s a must for incorporating into natural-chic weddings! This particular piece from Anthropologie is the perfect flattering color and cut; the light taupe color gives the skin a tan, healthy glow, and the deep V-neck is flattering no matter the cup size. Visualize your gorgeous bridesmaids in this exquisite dress with peep toe pumps and a vintage-inspired necklace, and they’ll be guaranteed to look picture perfect!
Dress Three -This dark navy polka dot dress is absolutely perfect for those who want to add just a little touch of whimsy to their bridal party. The adorable bow in the front adds a feminine twist, and the naturally cinched waist is bound to be flattering on any body shape. The dots are also small and subtle enough to not be overwhelming when the dresses are seen side by side. Worn with silver heels and earrings, this dress is perfect for a vintage wedding, or can also be worn with red pumps for a more patriotic look.