Walking on Sunshine

Bridesmaid Dresses Perfect for Your Summer Wedding

By Annamarya Scaccia

bridesmaidBig arm poofs, floor length chunky skirts, oversized shoulder pads – these are just some of the hideous staples of the awful bridesmaid dresses of yore. But that’s what they’re becoming – things of the past.

More and more brides are choosing fashion over undivided attention (well, not completely, of course). While the bridesmaid dress shouldn’t outshine the gorgeous garb of the bride, the garment should still be beautiful and flattering. The key to achieving this is simple – pick out a dress that complements the venue’s décor, theme and location of the wedding, and your bridesmaid’s overall personal style.

If you’re a bride-to-be and your wedding day is taking place over the summer, you will have tons of hip dresses to choose from. These dresses not only will make your entire bridal party look gorgeous, but also make them proud to be a part of the ceremony. Check out the list below for some fresh ideas.

Strapless Draped Chiffon Bubble Hem Dress

An absolute must-have, the jubilant and exciting Strapless Draped Chiffon Bubble Hem Dress is one super chic and youthful garment for that breezy summer night wedding in Prince George’s County. With a slight A-line shape, this strapless bubble dress also has pleats emerging at the center, flowing into the bust. With its playful bubble hem that lays just above the knee, this bridesmaid’s outfit fits in with any cheerful wedding in the county.

Bobbin Net Dress with Illusion Neckline

Do you want a sexy dress for your bridesmaids to wear during your summer wedding? Then look no further than the Vera Wang’s affordable Bobbin Net Dress with Illusion Neckline! The short, sleeveless figure-flattering piece features ruched bodice, asymmetrically draped bubble skirt, and a sheer neckline. While available in solid colors only, the overall shape of the dress exudes a sultry vibe., and you can personalize with sashes and accessories.

Chiffon Blouson Top and Long Skirt

Soft, sensual and peaceful, the sinuous two-piece Chiffon Blouson Top and Long Skirt is another striking outfit perfect for an exotic summer wedding. The charming chiffon blouson top features ultra-thin spaghetti straps and high neckline with a wide waistband bottom that drapes over the slim long skirt, creating a quixotic shape.

Short Sleeveless High-Neck Satin Yoryu Trapeze with Ruffle Detail

One positively stunning piece, the Short Sleeveless High-Neck Satin Yoryu Trapeze with Ruffle Detail is at the pinnacle of high fashion. Blending the glitz of the nightlife and the leisure of a waterfront vacation, this short, sleeveless dress features a free swinging trapeze skirt that flows sweetly in satin yoryu. This dress also features dreamy ruffles that circle the high-neckline, pulled together with a feminine tie, making it perfect for a waterfront wedding in National Harbor.

Short Charmeuse Dress with Ruched Waist and Pocket

Cool and flirty, the Short Strapless Charmeuse Dress with Ruched Waist and Pocket is a mixture of the avant-garde and the poised. With its alluring strapless neckline, fabulous ruched waist and ultra-hip pockets, this posh dress reaches slightly above the knee for that extra special sexy look. Wear it during the day for the elegant wedding at the pier and at night for the reception on a yacht. Perfect for any bridesmaid who loves to look pristine and young at heart.

Whether your wedding is on the waterfront, in the park or on a yacht sailing the Mid-Atlantic, these dresses are just a few of the wonderful choices that will spruce up any ceremony, and will be a hit with your bridesmaids.

Published on Prince George’s Suite – Friday, May 18, 2012


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