Let’s admit it: weddings, they’re bloody hard work aren’t they? From searching for that swoon-worthy venue to scouring the web for dinky wedding favours, planning the all-important Big Day involves a whole lotta effort for everyone involved.
In the lead up to the nuptials, everyone’s attention is focused on finding the till-death-do-us-part outfit for the bride-to-be. We can’t blame a stressed out bride for smaller issues and hiccups that may crop up in the process. Maybe the bar doesn’t get fully stocked; perhaps the catering team forgets about that vegan starter. Or, if you’re really unlucky, you get stuck wearing a long-sleeved, heavier-than-osmium* bridesmaids dress in the middle of Scotland’s hottest July since 1995 (sorry, still bitter).
In short, I know firsthand the issues caused by a seasonally-inappropriate bridesmaids dress – seriously, we are talking record-breaking levels of sweat here. So, welcome to our foolproof guide to choosing a bridesmaids dress for every season.
*Yes, I did Google ‘heaviest materials known to man’; no, this isn’t hyperbole.
During spring, we recommend opting for soft, sweet pastel shades – think lush pinks, baby blues, and mint greens. We are especially keen to say ‘I do’ to the Keeva bridesmaids dress in suit-all nude. This strappy maxi is made for that sometimes-sunny-sometimes-rainy weather that so often scuppers our springtime plans.
For hot-weather ceremonies, we suggest that you beat the heat with this flouncy midi featuring a figure-flattering tie waist and asymmetric hemline (which also kinda doubles as built-in air conditioning). This gorgeous, aqua green showstopper is particularly perfect for destination weddings – or brightening up ol’ Blighty.
This autumn, match your bridesmaids dresses to your favourite tipple, ‘cos we are loving this evening dress in wine red. An ideal autumnal shade, this rich, romantic burgundy meets an asymmetric neckline in this made-for-fall maxi.
For winter weddings, embrace those beautiful jewel tones that might look out of place during warm-weather months. From romantic ruby reds to icy sapphire blues, these dynamic, luxe-looking hues are ideal for winter occasionwear. We particularly love this pleated maxi featuring an always-elegant bardot neckline in a pop of emerald green.