Yikes. Two of the hideous picks that Katherine's character Jane is forced to wear in the name of friendship.
I am LOVING the new trend toward (a) letting maids select their own dresses as long as they're in a particular color scheme or hue, and (b) opting for (often chicly mismatched) dresses from the likes of ModCloth, Ruche, and Shabby Apple (and so many more; although a bit more traditional than the previous mentions, I love J.Crew's wedding line, too). Don't these bridesmaids look happier to you?
I think my hands-down favorite is ModCloth for bridesmaid dresses. The delightful retro vibe in most of ModCloth's dresses pairs perfectly with the vintage-inspired weddings than have been so trendy (and continue to be popular -- I'm a fan myself) among brides over the last few years. I think my favorite look is the deliberately mismatched bridal party, which certainly gives bridesmaids a broader range of options.
Here, I've curated a collection of patterns, but I think a variety of patterns mixed with solid colors works just as well.
Brides can still keep it semi-traditional (and consistent with wedding colors) with mismatched styles in coordinated colors, too (and, might I add, peach and blush are my favorite wedding colors lately!). Yellow and gray is a big hit right now, too:
What do you think? What did your bridesmaids wear, or are you planning a wedding and coming up for ideas for your maids? Sound off below!