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BRIDESMAID DRESS TRENDS OF 2021

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AVOIDING A ‘27 DRESSES’ MISHAP

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Say goodbye to the days of unflattering, uncomfortable bridesmaids’ dresses that would fit right in with the collection on 27 Dresses, and say hello to gorgeous silhouettes in the trendiest colors of the season. This year will see a rise in casual and patterned sundresses on bridesmaids and a refreshing twist on classic styles.

Start working on those calf muscles and grab your heels, because bridesmaids’ dresses are getting higher slits and longer hemlines. Jaw-dropping, floor-sweeping dresses in deep, rustic colors will definitely catch people’s attention when you’re out on the dance floor. More popular options will have no sleeves, or short, ruffled sleeves, with the number one option being spaghetti straps this year. The shorter sleeve lengths complement the longer hemline, while the high slits give a more youthful, modern flare.

Get this Jenny Yoo Cybill Velvet Maxi Dress by BHLDN for $290, available in sizes 0-26 and 8 colorways. The velvet fabric combined with the rich jewel tones offer a luxurious, smooth appearance, with a one shoulder neckline to compliment the high slit. 

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Satin has always been a popular option for bridesmaids’ dresses, and this year is no different. The fabric dominates the market of classic dresses, with its lustrous texture enhancing the vibrant colors of the dress. Other options include charmeuse satins, or chiffons – both of which offer the same luster and drape of satin – with velvet dresses on the rise. 

Find the Beckett Satin Charmeuse Maxi Dress at BHLDN offered in 8 colors and sizes 0-16W. The dress retails for $220 and is simply beautiful, with an elegant, timeless silhouette that’s both flattering and comfortable. 

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Frills and ruffles will accompany dusty pink this season as girlish, romantic trends dominate the aisle. Tiered maxi dresses and flutter sleeves are popular details that are soft and elegant without being distracting, and dusty pink hues are beautiful accent colors for weddings. 

The Jessica Floral Maxi Dress by BHLDN encompasses it all: ruffles, pinks, florals, and flutter sleeves! Offered in sizes 0 – 12 for $230. 

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Between quarantine and social distancing, an increase in outdoor weddings can be anticipated, with smaller wedding ceremonies in sight. These changes have more casual sundresses taking over the bridesmaid dress category. From simple, knee-length sundresses to floral midi dresses – these casual options are perfect for a more intimate wedding in an outdoor venue. 

The Jess Ruffle Midi Dress from Mumu Weddings is the perfect dress for an outdoor wedding, from its ruffles to its pastel palette. Ranging in sizes XXS – 3XL, it retails for $198. 

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For more bridesmaid dress options, look at Azazie, JJ’s House, or Birdy Grey, all of which offer a range of sizes, colors, and styles for any wedding aesthetic.