Under normal circumstances, weddings should happen only once in one’s lifetime. For this reason, many couples and their respective families put in massive efforts and funds into making the wedding ceremonies of their respective children memorable. One of the aspects of wedding preparation that takes up a lot of funds and preparation is the bride’s and her bridesmaids’ dresses. By tradition, all the bridesmaids wear similar clothes, often of the same colour, design and fabric, and would often have the same stylist do all the clothes. In the past, bridesmaids wore simple, normal gowns with normal accessories. Back then, bridesmaids did not dress to ‘slay’ – as it is called in Nigeria – but only dressed for the sake of function and uniformity.
However, currently, the tides have changed. These days, innovative fashion designers have begun to introduce breath-taking designs for bridesmaids. Different styles and colours have begun to take over the space, meaning that bridesmaids can now serve their bridesmaid functions and still be stylish and elegant. Here are a few of the top bridesmaid dresses that you should consider. The amazing part of this is that they can fit a wide range of body shapes and skin tones, so no one is left out on the basis of the aforementioned factors. If you are getting married to a woman anytime soon, or you know someone who is, then this post will surely come in handy in helping you decide on the outfits for the bridesmaids. Read on!
#1. Strapless/Off-shoulder Gown
This dress is currently the trendiest style in the Nigerian fashion industry. Even though it has been greeted with controversies and criticism in some quarters over its potential to reveal ladies’ cleavage, it has been adapted by intelligent fashion designers to be less revealing and even more elegant. If you are a bride-to-be and you have the power to select the dress style for your bridesmaids, chances are that 90% of them will love an off-shoulder style, so it is wisdom to decide in this line to keep them happy. You surely wouldn’t want unhappy bridesmaids, would you?
#2. Neckline Gowns
While the strapless/off-shoulder gown is fast becoming the norm in the fashion industry, there are also other interesting styles that could actually suit your preferences, especially if you do not want to court the attention and controversies that generally follow the off-shoulder gown. One of them, is the neckline dress. The main – and perhaps only – difference between this and the strapless gown is that this dress does not only has straps, but is ‘covered’ all the way up to the neckline, and could possibly have sleeves! As you’d agree, it is the perfect option for those who are not inclined to baring their shoulders, neck and upper arms. A slim-fit neckline gown is beautiful and elegant, and boosts one’s confidence. Lace material is ideal for this, though other fabrics will also make a great outfit.
#3. A-line Silhouette Gown
One of the nicest options for bridesmaids’ dresses is the A-line silhouette dress. Talk about elegance, class, and an appropriate emphasis on one’s curves/features, the A-line has it all.