I'd like to open with saying that it's hilarious that I just used the phrase "Trend Alert". I mean, my haircut is inspired from a page of last year's LLBean catalog and I am currently wearing an all-maroon getup that includes both a Bates T-shirt and Bates shorts. But bear with me. I happen to know some trendy people, oooookay? And popping up everywhere are patterned bridesmaid dresses, which I think are a great departure from the traditional.
At my friend Jane's wedding, for example, her sisters wore blue and white ikat dresses. They were festive and summery, but also less stuffy than the traditional bridesmaid dresses you usually see (of which I own a bunch). Here are a few patterned (AND off the rack) dresses I think would be sweet bridesmaid dresses:
1. J. Crew (the aforementioned blue and white ikat dress)
4. Nordstrom (this dress is $42 if you really want your bridesmaids to love you)
Depending on the season and feel of your wedding, I think it's definitely something to consider. Two years ago, I dressed my bridesmaids in solid, nearly-fuschia dresses that none of them seemed especially into. In retrospect, I wish I had mixed it up a bit with patterned dresses.
What do you think? Do you prefer traditional bridesmaid dresses or would you be willing to try out patterned dresses? Anybody else starting to see a lot of patterned bridesmaid dresses? Let us know and stay hip!