Rethinking Bridesmaid Dresses

For me, the day of my wedding was an absolute dream come true, as it should be for any bride. I had such fun planning my wedding and I am still completely obsessed with my wedding dress (no shame). So, when I was approached by Kara of While Camden Sleeps and Whitney of Beauty and A Budget for this Rethinking Bridesmaid Dresses collaboration, I was ecstatic! A chance to put my wedding dress back on and feel like a princess again? Count me in! The purpose of this four part exploration of bridesmaid dresses was to see how we could use dresses with subtle patterns to spice up the bridesmaids while complimenting the bride. It can be a scary thing. No one wants to take any attention away from the bride on her big day, but that doesn’t mean that the bridesmaids can’t look stunning too–am I right?

To start off our search for the perfect bridesmaid dress, we found this adorable periwinkle-blue Drop On In Dress from Down East. In addition to its perfect color, it adds a touch of elegance with its lace paneling. Yes please! It’s a great color, a great length, and while the bridesmaids look fantastic, it takes nothing away from the bride. Does it get any better than that?




These next two dresses in the series are the Kathryn and Becky dresses from Junie Blake. I absolutely love this look because while the dresses are the same light blush color, they are different dresses. I love this because it adds a little variety to what can often be boring. It sucks to be a bridesmaid who gets stuck wearing the same boring dress as everyone else, but with these dresses, you can forget boring. The faint houndstooth pattern of the Kathryn Dress and the stretchy lace of the Becky Dress pair perfectly.




For our next section we dared to do the unthinkable. We styled white bridesmaid dresses with polka dots–what? Aren’t you not supposed to wear white to a wedding? Well, let’s just say that’s no longer a problem. The Dixie Dress from Mikarose worked perfectly for a clean, modern, polished look. Its subtle gray polka dots are just enough to set the bridesmaids apart, but careful not to take any attention away from the bride. We paired them with a thin neutral belt to give just a touch more spunk.




The last dress for our Rethinking Bridesmaid Dresses series is a stunning black and nude lace dress from the Bridal Closet. I was absolutely floored by this dress. If you think that you might want to go a little more extravagant with your bridesmaid dresses, look no further, the Bridal Closet has got you covered. The dress that we featured creates a brilliant contrast between the radiant white of the bride and the dark lace of the bridesmaids. It makes a statement for a perfectly elegant, established look.




All photography for this collaboration was performed by the talented Anastasia of Anastasia Strate Photography. Wowzers–she is amazing. I cannot say enough about these wonderful ladies. We had such a fun time working together!


    • You are too kind! Thank you so much, Jen! I’m dying over your Hearty Granola Pumpkin Muffins. I’m going to have to try them out!

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  2. Wow… what a gorgeous collection. Thank you madamandrews, you solve the problem whom are worried about bridesmaid dresses.

    • Oh, thank you so much! It was actually strapless when I bought it, but I had the top custom made. It’s just from David’s Bridal though 🙂

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