Something old, something new…

Gone are the days of the Little Bo Peep bridesmaid dresses covered in as many frills, bows and ruffles as a seamstress could fit (thank goodness!). Modern brides are choosing far more elegant looks for their girls and traditional wedding rules are going out the window!

Try breaking tradition and dressing the wedding party in all white. A white bridal gown and bridesmaids dresses in off-white shades such as ivory, eggshell or cream gives a nod to the trend while still allowing a bride to stand out. An all white wedding party also lends itself well to a bohemian theme – think romantic lace and dreamy bouquets.

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While we’re throwing away tradition, more modern brides are choosing to have an all black bridal party. The stark contrast between a white bridal gown and all black bridesmaid dresses is a sophisticated look that ensures maximum attention for the bride. Black and white is a classic urban combination and this look is perfect for a chic city wedding.

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The all-matching bridesmaid dresses are also becoming a thing of the past. This trend embraces the differences of all your maids and allows them to shine in their own way. Try choosing one basic colour that each lady can wear in her own style – strapless, halter neck, cap sleeved. Another option is to pick a style and a colour but have each dress a slightly different shade for an ombre bridal party.

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Floral dresses are also making their mark on the bridal scene. A big nod to the hipster trend, floral dresses make a statement as both a matching set or in contrasting colours. Try knee length tea dresses for a vintage take, or flowing maxis for a wilderness vibe.

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Better still, let your bridesmaids dresses symbolize your something borrowed with great dresses on loan at The Volte!

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