Creative shapes for bridesmaids

A little collection of dresses for the non traditional bridesmaid.

Dip dyed dress above from Bottega Vanetta. A lovely silk slip with a cute little belt. The idea of the dip dye hem is achievable for a made to measure dress.

Below are two more from Bottega Vanetta, The first a cute little peach dress pleated and gathered down the sides. The seccond a long sheath using the same belt as above but with subtle white on peach.

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Oscar de la Renta dress below I love for the shorter lining covered with the patterned tule overlay. This would be a simple way to use a print for a bridesmaid dress. the sheer layer would make any print subtle and romantic.


The skirt on this one caught my eye, another Oscar de la Renta lovely. The fabric is a light silk and the skirt is cut with some fullness at the asymmetric hem for movement.



Mismatched bridesmaids

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Mismatched bridesmaids are very hot right now. This wedding nailed the look with a very easy technique. The bridesmaids were allowed to wear whatever they wanted. The only restriction being that they were floor length. Each bridesmaid choose her shape and fabric and worked with me to make her dress.

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This wedding party may also be the only one I have seen for a long time where the tresses can truly be worn again.

Navy sequin bridesmaid dress

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The perfect example of where a simple shape made in amazing fabric makes a gorgeous dress.

This fabric has some stretch in it so I was able to make this dress in the 3 days before the wedding. No complex darts were required and I was able to make all the amendments to the dress when the bridesmaid arrived from overseas.

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Bias cut silk sheath

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I am really proud of this dress, it took a lot of planning and care but I think the result was worth all the hard work.

It has a fine cord halter and a bias cut bodice. The skirt is cut on the straight grain in six panels. The back skirt is closed with an invisible zip and the bodice with tiny little lingerie style buttons.

Links to the rest of this gorgeous wedding

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Asymmetric Dupion silk column dress

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This simple dress is made in Dupion silk which has a lot of strength. This means the fabric can be pulled tight and used with bones to get an amazing fit and a little cinch in the waist. It can also be ironed so will create nice sharp edges, good for darts and pleats

This dress has some boning in the bodice and a fitted skirt with a high split at the back.

Links to the rest of this gorgeous wedding

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