Sure, the strapless a-line is elegant and nearly universally flattering, but it’s also a little expected. If you want to buck tradition, these unique new styles, colors and patterns will help ensure your wedding party is anything but ordinary. Not only will your photos turn out that much more memorable, but also (most importantly) your best girls will look and feel their fashionable best on your special day.
Rock a bold pattern: Who says you have to pick just one color? Multihued gowns can coordinate with your wedding colors without looking too matchy-matchy. (Bonus: ask one of your maids if you can borrow hers for the honeymoon!)
Multicolored polka dot by After Six
Vintage ombre by After Six
Experiment with texture: These numbers are sleek, a little sassy, and not too short= perfect for dancing all night!
Fringe hem strapless satin by JS Collections
Strapless chiffon by JS Collections
A little lace goes a long way: I’m loving the black + champagne combo! The bow around the waist is sweet, but the lace edge is sophisticated.
Viola taupe lace by Lulus
Vocal celebrity by Modcloth
And my new personal favorite…
Convertible wrap dress by Two Birds
I fell in love with this dress after I tried it on a boutique this summer. There are 20+ ways to wrap it, the material is luxurious, it comes in three different lengths, and is really, truly flattering on any figure. Not to mention, I can think of a hundred other occasions I want to wear it for!
About Kelsey Bjelland
Kelsey is a professional journalist, web producer, aspiring event stylist and baker extraordinaire. After taking the plunge and moving from rural Montana to downtown Chicago in 2009, she took an internship at a local bridal magazine. Shortly after, she discovered her two loves—the wedding scene and a boy from Alabama. Those experiences inspired her to launch Pearls & Frosting, a dual-function website dedicated to connecting wedding vendors to share business advice and to providing intimate profiles of those vendors to future brides. By day, Kelsey is an assistant editor for several management consulting publications, a freelance magazine writer and a self-professed Pinterest addict. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Medill at Northwestern University.