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Stylish Bridesmaid Dresses: Why Bridesmaids Have Never Had It So Good!

BY ADRIAN LEIGHTON

Stylish Bridesmaid Dresses

Bridesmaids these days have never had it so good, as times have truly moved on from the days of monstrous bubblegum pink and pastel blue bridesmaid dresses, to really stylish bridesmaid dresses that any girl would be pleased to wear more than once! Let's look at why bridesmaids are so lucky now: [caption id="attachment_6369" align="aligncenter" width="300"]not stylish bridesmaid dresses These are far from the stylish bridesmaid dresses of today![/caption]

What Made Bridesmaid Dresses Change?

It was a running joke for years that it was almost impossible to get stylish bridesmaid dresses, and in fact they’d always be grotesque, meringue-like monstrosities! What changed? Cost. Did you know that according to ‘The Knot’ in this article that the average cost of a wedding in the USA in 2012 was a mighty $28,427? Scary, huh? Unsurprisingly more and more couples around the world are opting to have a much simpler and less expensive wedding, and this has led to a lower budget for the venue, food, dresses, and everything else that you can think of. As brides’ budgets have been shrinking, more and more companies, like Outerinner.com ourselves, have been producing lots of inexpensive bridesmaid dresses. But it’s not only about price. In the past the bride would usually choose the style of dress, and more often than not it’d be quite formal and showy. This meant that bridesmaid dresses were often not suitable to wear in the ‘real world’ and left bridesmaids feeling that they were useless. These days the process of choosing bridesmaid dresses is altogether more democratic. Now all of the girls routinely get together to choose really stylish bridesmaid dresses that they know they’ll be able to wear in the future! This means that, regardless of who’s paying, the dresses are far better value, which fits in perfectly with today’s efforts to tighten our belts when it comes to weddings!

Colors And Styles Are Changing Too

Everyone knows that most wedding gowns are white, and there’s deep cultural meaning behind that. But where is the rule that said bridesmaid dresses have to be really gaudy and silly colors, like neon pink or baby blue? Who said that they need to be hideously frumpy and old-fashioned too? [caption id="attachment_6370" align="aligncenter" width="225"]pink horrible bridesmaid dresses These horrors are NOT indicative of modern bridesmaid dresses![/caption] These days there’s no excuse to end up with a horror of a bridesmaid dress that you’re going to take to the thrift store soon after your friend’s wedding, as it’s possible to get stylish bridesmaid dresses in all kinds of friendly colors that you’d be delighted to be seen out in again in future! Pale pastels are nice in the warmer months when outdoor weddings or receptions are more likely, try colors like yellows, greens, and pinks. How about this one?

Chiffon Halter A-Line Bridesmaid Dress

Style Code: 09531 / $79

Chiffon Halter A-Line Bridesmaid Dress Style Code: 09531 $79

Metallics are also really in right now, working well in formal weddings, and can be worn later at dinner and regular parties.

Sweetheart Sheath Short Sleeveless Peplum Dress

Style Code: 05062 / $69

Sweetheart Sheath Short Sleeveless Peplum Dress Style Code: 05062 $69

Don’t discount black as well, it’s a color that’s beloved by many a bridesmaid as it’s slimming and looks good on all wearers! I know not all brides would like black at their weddings, but it does strike a nice contrast with the white of their dresses! [caption id="attachment_6373" align="aligncenter" width="300"]black stylish bridesmaid dresses See! Black bridesmaid dresses can look good![/caption] Since most bridesmaids are choosing their own dresses nowadays there’s a great opportunity to wear lovely, fashionable dresses that you can be proud to wear in future! There’s no need to worry about huge skirts, poofy sleeves, and big flowers anymore! Simpler, shorter, and more practical styles like simple empire, and A-line dresses are very much the norm, and in some ways it’s a nice gift for your maids as they could wear them again so easily! Who can honestly say that this bridesmaid dress, for example, couldn't be worn at lots of different kinds of occasions?

Strapless Empire Waist Bridesmaid Dress with Sash

Style Code: 01017 / $45

Strapless Empire Waist Bridesmaid Dress with Sash Style Code: 01017 $45Your Turn…  

Have you ever worn or seen a really awful bridesmaid dress? If you could choose a bridesmaid dress color, what would it be? Let us know by leaving a comment please. Remember that you can always get a nice extra 10% OFF bridesmaid dresses by liking our facebook page and getting your exclusive bride's facebook discount here :-)
Learn more: D526 Bridesmaids Dress and I Cant Find A Bridesmaid Dress.

Wedding Colors & Bridesmaid Dresses: Top 10 Of 2013 (Part 1)

By Adrian Leighton

Top 10 Bridesmaid Dresses & Wedding Colors Of 2013 (Part 1)

Top 10 Bridesmaid Dresses & Wedding Colors Of 2013

It's always difficult to decide which wedding colors you'd prefer for your big day. With the 2013 Spring & Summer wedding season just around the corner, now's a good time to look at some of the most popular colors this year.

It won't surprise you to hear that some of the classic 'favorites' like purples, grays and mints are still going to be hot wedding colors, but there are also some new, and perhaps surprising options to choose from too!

The good thing about 2013 is that there's something for everyone, regardless of if you prefer bright colors, or lighter hues. One surprise is that nude colors are starting to cross over from the catwalk and red carpet to our weddings, so expect to see muted browns and creams at a ceremony near you soon!

So brides, are you ready? Fasten your seatbelts, and let's get into our top 10 wedding colors of 2013:

Top 10 Wedding Colors In 2013

1. Purple

No wedding color list would be complete without purple! It's the color of royalty, elegance, and glamour. All elements that many brides would love at their wedding! As you may know, purple also goes really well with metallic colors, so there is an opportunity to match with silver, gold, and the like. It's also very common in wedding bouquets, so why not match your flowers and bridesmaid dresses for maximum impact?

Here's a purple inspiration board for you from our wedding colors Pinterest board:

purple wedding colors board

Remember that purple bridesmaid dresses also look just great as you can see below:

Purple Halter Empire Waist Sheath Bridesmaid Dress, Style Code: 01618, $89

Purple Halter Empire Waist Sheath Bridesmaid Dress, Style Code: 01618, $89

2. Nudes

Nude colors have been big on the red carpet and with designers, and with a vast choice of muted hues to choose from it's no surprise that this is becoming a popular wedding color choice for brides. Whether it's a mocha, dusky pink, or even beige; every bride can find a nude hue to suit her tastes. Beacuse these muted tones are masters of blending, it's a choice that'll never go out of style!

You know that OuterInner can make most of our bridesmaid dresses in many colors, so all you'll need to do is take a look to find a nude that you love too!

nude bridesmaid dresses

3. Yellow

Spring and Summer are the most popular times for weddings, and so why not go with a bright, cheery yellow which is a great seasonal color, and guaranteed to put a smile on your guests' faces? Yellow adds a natural glow to the wearer, and looks great in wedding pictures. It's also one of the few wedding colors that really complements the natural Spring & Summer greens well.

See how great the yellow bridesmaid dresses look in this outdoor wedding:

yellow bridesmaid dresses

4. Mint Green

Mint green alone is a beautiful fresh color, but who knew that it went so well with gold and indeed other colors like pink, blue, and beige? Because it lends itself so well to pairing with other colors it's also a great choice for many different elements of your wedding such as the invites, favors, and centerpieces.

Here are some examples of why mint is a great idea:

mint green wedding colors

And of course you can find many green bridesmaid dresses at OuterInner, like this pretty style:

Mock Wrapped Strapless Bridesmaid Dress, Style Code: 08319, $69

Mock Wrapped Strapless Bridesmaid Dress, Style Code: 08319, $69

5. Red

If you're Asian then red at weddings won't be strange at all, as it's a traditionally lucky and prestigious color. But for those from other parts of the world you may wonder how to integrate this vibrant color into your day. First of all, red pairs very well with white, and black; both wedding colors that we're sure to see at most weddings (suits, wedding gown etc). Look at this gorgeous picture where the red bridesmaid dresses really 'frame' the bride so well to see what I mean:

red bridesmaid dresses

It's worth mentioning that of course red is commonly used for nails and lips, and why not? But you should also consider using this color for your bridesmaid dresses, and also in your wedding bouquets (after all, how romantic are red roses?).

So that's the first 5 of our top 10 wedding colors for 2013, but look out for part 2 of this blog next week if these aren't quite doing it for you! Do you like these colors? Which would you choose? One of the best ways to integrate wedding colors into your day is to choose your bridesmaid dresses in them, so take a look today.


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Real OuterInner Customer Reviews: Tangie Philan's Wedding & Bridesmaid Dresses

OuterInner.com Real Customer Reviews: Tangie Philan's Wedding Dress & Bridesmaid Dresses

A special congratulations going out to another OuterInner bride, Tangie Philan from Alabama, who has just shared her pictures of her wedding and bridesmaid dresses! We were happy to hear that she'd chosen us for her wedding dress, bridal veil, AND her bridesmaid dresses too! No pressure!
Tangie and husband at their wedding

What Did Tangie Say About Her Wedding Dress & Bridesmaid Dresses?

"Just wanted to express my appreciation as to how you hepled in making my wedding a success. I have received numerous compliments on my bridal gown and the bridesmaids dresses. They were all a perfect fit for everyone. Would like to send pictures in re. Thanks for everything you guys were excellent in every way."

Let's Look At More Lovely Pictures Of Tangie's Wedding...

I have to say that I think that Tangie is one of our MOST excited looking brides ever! And who can blame her? She and her husband looked great! :-)Let's get another look at her wedding dress, bridal veil, and her bridesmaid dresses here:   Tangie & her husband at their wedding Tangie's bridal party wearing their 'strong coffee' bridesmaid dresses  

Can I Get These Dresses For Myself?

You can indeed, although please note that Tangie's wedding dress isn't currently on site. You CAN still buy it though, it's US$179 as standard, but you'll need to request to order it from our customer support team. Remember, we advise brides to go for a 'made-to-measure' custom sized dress, as you'll be assured of not needing alterations.
Ankle-length Sleeveless Ruffles Taffeta Bridesmaid Dresses, Style Code: 02315, $99 Ankle-length Sleeveless Ruffles Taffeta Bridesmaid Dresses, Style Code: 02315, $99   Two Layer Chapel Wedding Veil, Style Code: 09155, $19.99 Two Layer Chapel Wedding Veil, Style Code: 09155, $19.99  
Tell us, what do you think about Tangie's dresses? Remember that you can see all of our wedding dresses, wedding veils, and bridesmaid dresses 24/7 at OuterInner.com! As ever, why not follow us on Pinterest, or facebook? Here you'll see the latest styles, contests, and offers ;-) See you soon!

Real OuterInner Customer Reviews: Gary LaVere's Bridesmaid Dresses

Gary LaVere's Bridesmaid Dresses

By Adrian Leighton

Gary's beautiful wife and girls, and bridesmaid dresses in action

So delighted to receive these beautiful pictures from Gary LaVere, from Concord, California, USA. He ordered six bridesmaid dresses from us here at OuterInner.com for his wedding in early October. Here's what he had to say:

Gary's Comments About His Bridesmaid Dresses

We couldn't be happier with your being there for us and with the product we ordered from you. Everyone's dresses fit perfectly.

The second order shipped from Hong Kong and was received at my home the same day. Unbelievable!

outerinner.com is the best thing since sliced bread (ha ha). We are very happy.

Thanks again and when we have pictures I will be happy to share some with you and I will be sure to leave positive feedback about you and your company wherever and to whomever I can. We will order from you whenever we have a need.

Your the best,

Gary

We think the girls look fabulous on their bridesmaid dresses, and it's a pleasure for us that Gary and his new wife trusted in us to be a part of their day! What do you think of these dresses? Do you like the 'byzantium' color with 'fushia' trim, or would you choose different colors?

here are the bridesmaids together

Here's a group shot of the bridesmaids...lookin' good ladies!

the bridal party posing in the church

We finish with a gorgeous picture of the bridal party posing together in the church. What a romantic scene!


How Do I Get These Bridesmaid Dresses?

If you like this style then the good news is that you can get it yourself, and it's available in many different colors and your choice of sizes too. Click below for more details:

Short Strapless A-line Sleeveless Beading Cocktail Dresses, Style Code: 05155, US$89.00

Short Strapless A-line Sleeveless Beading Cocktail Dresses, Style Code: 05155, US$89.00

If you're in love with Gary's bridesmaid dresses and want to see even more to find your perfect styles, then click here to see all of our bridesmaid dresses!

OuterInner.com Is Now Available On Pinterest!

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It's time to try Pinterest! Never heard of it? Well, we have a feeling that 2012 is going to be the year that Pinterest really blows up! Basically Pinterest is a kind of pin board where you can 'pin' (attach) your favorite products, pictures that you love and anything that interests you so you can go back to them in the future. Remember the hours of fun you had with your scrapbook when you were a kid? This is the electronic version!
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As you can see on the OuterInner Pinterest page above, you're able to make a variety of different boards, each for the type of items you're interested in! It's an easy and fun way to keep track of the stuff you like and I think one of the reasons for its success is that it fits a niche that Facebook and Google + just have nothing for! Where on Facebook can you keep a scrapbook of all your favorite clothes that you come across when browsing online? Being able to keep a record of the items, videos, pictures and clothes that you love as you come across them is also really useful as well as fun. For instance, if you undertake a mammoth online shopping session you're likely to find many different items that you love (clothes, shoes, makeup etc) on many different sites. What happens if you want to go back later and check out one or two of them again? You've possibly got to go to each individual site and dig around to find them again, but NOT if you've added them to your Pinterest board! ;-)

"How Do I Pin Stuff To My Boards?"

Pinning is a piece of cake. When you set up your profile a "Pin It" button appears on your browser and when you see something you like, such as one of our great occasions dresses, click it to save it to your boards. So, don't miss out on the fun! Follow us at pinterest.com/outerinner/! You can also directly influence our Pinterest page, just tell us which other boards you’d like us to make by letting us know in the comments. Happy pinning!
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