Last Updated on 19th September 2012

Bridesmaids dresses have come a long way from the traditional, one-colour, creations of years gone by. No longer do you have to restrict your bridal party to one single style or shade. Within the modern wedding market there is a far more expansive array of creative possibilities to explore. Here are a few suggestions to help you find your way…

Popular creators of fashion-forward occasion wear, Coast, offer a vast array of bridesmaids dresses in all different colours, shapes and styles. One of the many reasons that they come so highly recommended is that for any one shade or fabric you will find a number of different dress styles are available. So if you do want to go for a uniform hue, you don’t necessarily have to kit out your bridal party in a one-size-fits all style. Coast’s designs are consistently classic, so you could even give them free reign within the bounds of your selected colour palate and let them choose the style that best fits their form and fashion sense.

Alternatively, you could take the inverse approach and go for a uniform style in rainbow hues. You’ll still get the consistency within your wedding photos of having all your ladies dressed up in identical designs, with the added bonus of getting a vibrant dose of colour in your images. Bridesmaids dresses in jewel bright colours – think jade, ruby red, cobalt blue and emerald green – are the most effective if it’s an impression of opulence and luxury you’re after.

If you really want to make your creative mark on proceedings, then there are a range of online services that allow you to order made-to-measure bridesmaids dresses in the colours, shapes and fabrics of your choosing. Get your bridal party together with a couple of bottles of bubbly and a selection of tasty treats and set your wedding planning off with a bang as you try out the different design possibilities on screen. Not only does this give you great creative freedom, it also adds an ever-popular democratic element to bridal party proceedings.


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