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Unique Bridesmaid Outfit Ideas According to Your Wedding Theme

Perfect looks to complement the bride.

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Wedding season is now in full swing, and one of the many tasks to check off any bride's list is choosing her bridesmaids' outfits. Obviously, it's the bride's big day and she should be the star of the event. Still, the bridesmaids are her closest and most cherished friends and family, so they too should look and feel their best to complement the center of attention. 
 
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As wedding attendees try to find a way to stand out from the crowd, the bride is tasked with figuring out the perfect look for the crew that will be standing at her side. The easiest solution would be to assign matching dresses in style or color. But given bridesmaids are often a diverse bunch, we recommend breaking the rules and finding outfits that fit each woman's personality and individual look, while remaining in line with the wedding theme. Sound impossible? We've created a categorized guide so even the busiest bride can find the perfect wedding party ensembles for her big day. 

Modern Black Tie


For a modern, glamours wedding, bridesmaids need to look sharp from head to toe. Instead of having each one in a long gown, add some edge to this formal occasion by mixing in midi dresses or jumpsuits, breaking up the clutter of fabric. You can opt for materials like silk satin or shantung, which are fabrics typically used for gowns. Side note if you've got a rebellious bridesmaid among the bunch: try a tuxedo suit. 
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ASOS Pretty Lace Eyelash Pleated Midi Dress - $119
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Truly You Tiered Premium Lace Midi Dress - $127
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ASOS Ruffle Detail Slim Pants - $53
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Teresa for ELOQUII Sangallo Eyelet Ruffle Jumpsuit - $175
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Topshop Colorblock Satin Midaxi Dress - $130
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Staud Velvet Jumpsuit - $225
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Beachfront


Something relaxed and light is always the ideal choice for a beach wedding. However, there's also the risk of being either too dressy or too casual for a sandy setting. We suggest going  with lighter fabrics like silk or chiffon that would make for a great wind-blowing moment. If maxi dresses are difficult to walk in, why not combine a high-low look with pants or try out a neat romper for a chic beachside look?
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Drama Sleeve Poplin Playsuit - $80
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Elvi Haley Hasselhoff Collection Nude Pleated Gown - $91
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Narciso Rodriquez Asymmetric Satin-trimmed Crepe Top - $2,295
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True Decadence Bardot Tull Crop Top - $38
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Charlotte Russe Floral Lace V-neck Romper - $35
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Free People Ruffle-trimmed Rayon Pants - $128
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Botanical Garden


With the smell of blooming flowers in the air, we suggest going bright and vibrant to compete with your real-life floral backdrop. Most people would opt for feminine silhouettes in pastel or soft grey hues, but it's your bridesmaids' time to shine. Outdo the flowers with a floral-print pattern that will make your wedding party pop. Bolder shades like butternut yellow or a shocking pink are also very on trend and inject a level of cool into your theme. 
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Forever 21 Peplum Jumpsuit - $58
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ASOS Cross Bardot Lace Dip Back Midi Dress - $115
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Finery Wide Leg Jumpsuit - $175
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Free People Garden Delight Set with Embroidered Top - $330
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Lane Bryant Cape Sleeve Dress - $100
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ASOS Jumpsuit with Cold Shoulder in Dark Floral Print - $87
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Country Barn


Intimate farmhouse and barn weddings call for cute dresses. While the guests may wear gingham, you can consider something more daring for your bridesmaids like delicate white dresses. If you want to go more classic, play with volume and layers that add just enough edge. But our eyes are on a silk jumpsuit that would look smashing with haystack in the backdrop.  
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FP One Ivory Eyelet Maxi Skirt Set - $500
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Sister Jane Cascade Midi Skirt - $80
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Torrid Lace Inset High Neck Maxi Dress - $99
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Nasty Gal Lace Dress - $70
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Rosie Assoulin Cutout Wool And Silk-blend Satin-twill Jumpsuit - $1,995
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Elvi Hayley Hasselhoff Collection Ivory Long Coat - $175
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