Bridesmaid gown


Image: Skyla Walton/ via Green Wedding Shoes

Hello lovelies, have you recovered from the gorgeousness that was this morning’s wedding? Good-o, because this afternoon we’re continuing our series on the key bridesmaid looks for 2013, with inspiration from real weddings as well as some off-the-rack finds. So far you all have been loving this particular set of posts, and we’ve already covered lace and stripes, with more to come. Today is all about pastels – or more specifically, mix ‘n match ice cream pastels. I absolutely LOVE this look, whether with matching dresses in different colours or a complete mixed vibe. If your girls have quite different looks, this is a fantastic option, and it also goes brilliantly with the Cape country vintage look, as shown off by our Real Life Bride, Cheryl, last year. It’s colourful without being too bold, and just because you go for a mixed bridesmaid palette doesn’t mean that the rest of the wedding needs to be in multiple shades. That makes it really useable while still being pretty and whimsical and fun, which is probably why it’s gained in popularity. So here we go, my favourite sorbet bridesmaids – and some pastel pretties from the high street as well.

Images: Row 1 – A Bryan Photo; Row 2 – Segerius Bruce Photography/Luella’s Boudoir via Wedding Chicks (left); via Ouma on Etsy (top right); Amanda Watson (bottom right)

Yellow pastel bridesmaid dresses – Lemon spot jacquard prom dress at Dorothy Perkins, ?32 (left); Maids to Measure Catherine gown at Girl Meets Dress, hire from ?59 (centre); Alice & Olivia penny pleated dress at Girl Meets Dress, hire from ?59 (right)

Images: Row 1 – Dave Welsford via littlebirddee; Row 2 – Watson Studios (left); Love Made Visible on SBB (right)

Green pastel bridesmaid dresses – Milly bar tank dress at Shopbop, ?240 (left); Diva Sophia Una gown at Girl Meets Dress, hire from ?39 (centre); Donna Morgan Jessie twist silk chiffon dress at Nordstrom, ?125 – available in a variety of colours (right)

Images: Row 1 – Ben McGee via Ruffled (left); Mandolin Dreams via One Wed (right); Row 2 – Dynamite Weddings via Bridal Guide

Pink pastel bridesmaid dresses – Donna Morgan Jessie twist silk chiffon dress at Nordstrom, ?125 – available in a variety of colours (left); Crocheted bodice chiffon dress at Forever 21, ?22.75 (centre); Lipsy pale link embellished neck dress at Debenhams, ?70 (right)

Images: Trent Bailey Photography/Donna Morgan via Style Me Pretty (left); Nastassja Harvey/Gerrit Swart on SBB (top right); Steep Street/Oliver Tolentino via Ruffled (bottom right)

Blue pastel bridesmaid dresses – Flared cut-out dress at Warehouse, ?60 (left); Jenny Packham embellished waist midi dress at Debenhams, SALE ?82.50 (centre); Cindy taffeta dress at Coast, ?145 (right)

Images: Row 1 – Allure Bridals via Wedding Inspirasi (left); White Linen Photographers via Style Me Pretty (right); Row 2 – Mademoiselle Fiona/Donna Morgan via Style Me Pretty (left); Vela Images/Jill Demchy Design via Magnolia Rouge (centre); Schutters Wedding Portraiture (right)

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