Bridal Labs Siobhan talks us through the latest trends and textures….
9 Sep 2017

Bridal Labs Siobhan talks us through the latest trends and textures….

Bridesmaids dresses are notoriously hard to get right. When your nearest and dearest are varying body shapes and skin tones it is extremely tricky to find a dress that will suit and work for all of the ladies in your bridal party. The key to getting it right is to make sure each and everyone of your bridesmaids feels comfortable in what they wear.

Over the past year bridesmaids dresses have been getting more and more interesting and accessible, with the likes of ASOS launching a bridesmaid collection it has never been so easy to source playful and unique styles.

One key bridesmaid trend that has been prominent in 2016 is the use of textured fabrics. This is such a fun way to incorporate more excitement into your bridal party. Keep the cut of the dress simple but look out for striking fabrics and patterns such as crochet, pleating or bead work.

Two brands that are dominating the bridesmaid market with this textured fabric trend are Self Portrait and Needle & Thread.

Self Portrait also carry a bridal wear collection so it makes sense that their incredible dresses complement these and work fantastically as bridesmaid dresses. The majority of their dresses are crochet which is perfect for summer weddings. The cut of their dresses is modern and there is plenty of variety to suit different body shapes. These are some of my favourites from the new collection, the colour combinations are totally perfect and the textured fabrics add depth and charm.

Needle & Thread are a contemporary brand with incredible attention to detail. The main focus of their collections is on embellishment and floral motifs creating stunningly adorned pieces. The texture and detail on their dresses it intricate and delicate. They really are the perfect choice for a really special bridesmaid dress.

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It is really exciting that there are now so many wonderful choices for bridesmaids who are looking for something more unique and stylish. The variety of choice and the fact that the high street has finally tapped into the bridesmaid market means it is readily available and easy to find meaning brides and bridesmaids can get a little more creative with styling the whole bridal party.

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