21 Oh-So-Pretty Bridesmaid Trends

Gone are the days of taffeta and stiff hairstyles. Modern brides are opting for trends that let their maids' personalities shine.

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Floral Prints

Because bouquets aren't the only way to incorporate blooms on your big day! Photo: Style Me PrettyMichael & Carina Photography

Sexy Backs

Bridesmaids are bringing sexy back thanks to a handful of unique gowns that make walking down the aisle all the more fun. Photo: Style Me Pretty/ Michael & Carina Photography

Choose Your Own Silhouette

A single color scheme with various style options allows your ladies to pick gowns that suit their body types best.

Crop Tops

Long, flowing skirts and belly-baring crop tops are having a big moment in the bridal world right now, and it's no mystery why. This casual, stunning style is a hot pick for trendy maids. Photo: First Comes Love Events

Loose Waves + Berry Lips

For formal affairs, this sultry look is ultra-sophisticated yet so easy to achieve.

Neutral Makeup + Braided Updos

Neutral eyeshadow and soft coral lips are a stunning complement to beautifully-braided updos.

Maids in White

A look that's anything but vanilla, we love how bridal parties have embraced the all-white trend. See more of this gorgeous seaside wedding >>

Out-of-the-Ordinary Bouquets

Many brides are skipping the traditional bouquets and are opting instead for handheld statement pieces like this gorgeous, draping greenery garland. Photo: Kelsey Booth Photography

Long, Flowy Gowns

Short and sweet dresses will never go out of style, but these days we're loving longer looks that amp up the elegance! Photo: Style Me PrettyMichael & Carina Photography


Who says your sidekicks have to be all female? Not us! Photo: Style Me PrettyMichael & Carina Photography

Fashion-Forward Separates

Stylish two-piece ensembles like this lacy shirt/fitted skirt combo will allow your gals to actually wear their bridesmaid dresses more than once.

Flower Crowns

Embrace your inner flower child with a headful of blooms. Photo: Style Me PrettyGreg Finck Photography

Cute Keepsakes

Give your ladies fabulous favors they'll want to keep long after the big day. Get 18 bridesmaid gift ideas >>

Trendy in Tulle

This flowy, romantic fabric is both gorgeous and comfy. Win win.

Mix & Match Metallics

Silver, gold or champagne, the unifying theme for these gowns is sparkle. Choose a uniform look or let your gals personaities shine with different lengths and styles. Photo: Style Me PrettyMichael & Carina Photography

Choose Your Shoes

Showcasing style can come in several different forms. Perfect example? The statement shoe. Photo: Style Me PrettyMichael & Carina Photography

Bouquets as Pops of Color

Brides are embracing saturated hues this wedding season — a colorful contrast to classic gowns. Photo: Style Me PrettyMichael & Carina Photography

Neutrals & Earth Tones

Soft dresses in neutral tones are sophisticated, flattering and can complement almost any wedding theme. Photo: Style Me PrettyJulie Paisley Photography

Single Shoulder

The cold shoulder has officially gone chic thanks to brides embracing this modern silhouette. Photo: Style Me Pretty/ Julie Paisley Photography

Greenery Bouquets

Chic and budget-friendly, bouquets of pretty greens are growing in popularity.

Same Dress, Different Necklines

Gowns that come in a variety of styles make it easy for bridesmaids to add their own personality to their look, while still looking cohesive overall.

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