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


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 :-)
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