7 Summer Bridesmaid Dress Trends

It's summertime and the bridesmaid dresses are hot, hot, hot! A whole new batch of trends has made its way into the wedding world and we've got the seven hottest to inspire your wedding dreams. 

If you haven't quite found the perfect dresses for your maids, keep reading. Here are the prettiest, trendiest details you'll find on the newest summer bridesmaid gowns. 

1. All White 

Ivory Tea Length Bridesmaid Dress

 

We recently wrote about how to pull off the white bridesmaid dress because brides are loving the look, no matter what wedding etiquette says. Besides, there's no better time to wear white than summertime. It's cool, crisp, and clean and can be made to fit a modern or vintage theme alike. For extra summery points, have the bridesmaids wear white cotton dresses. They'll stay cool and look gorgeous.

2. Tea Length 

Blush Tea Length Strapless Bridesmaid Dress

 

We love the tea length dress at ieie Bridal because it's so versatile; it can be worn to a country church just as easily as it can be worn to a metropolitan museum. The length (falling just below the knee or to the ankle) is perfect for summer too. And if you're the bride who wants to dress her bridesmaids in all-white, the tea length dress will set you and your bridesmaids apart. 

3. Cascading Skirt 

Short Bridesmaid Dress with Layered Ruffled Skirt

 

Like a gentle waterfall on a hot summer's day, cascading ruffles are a refreshing find. Brides have enjoyed their share on their wedding gowns, and the design is extending into bridesmaid territory. And why not? It's a simple detail, but an elegant one.

4. Twisted Bodices and Faux Wrap Pleats 

Cap Sleeve Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress

 

Give your bridesmaid fashion a twist with knots, pleats, and faux wraps. The look has been around in ready to wear clothing for awhile, but it's now making its way into the wedding world with fresh details like wrapped pleats on the bodice, knotted y-necks, and tiny twisted fabric.

5. Lace Insets and Metallic Lace 

Vintage Floral Lace Short Bridesmaid Dress

 

Lace is timeless, but with a few creative details it gets a new and improved look. Take the lace inset, for example, and we're not just talking around the neck. The newest way to wear it is in a sleek side cutout. And you don't have to limit metallic colors to your invitations and decor anymore. Now there's metallic lace that shimmers as in inset or on lace sleeves.

6. Beading 

Strapless Dress with Jeweled Neckline

 

Brides may be wearing larger-than-life jewelry and 3D embellishments, but bridesmaids can have fun with jewels too. Enter beaded necklines, straps, and sashes. It may be the daintiest detail, but it will add life to a solid colored dress.

7. Cascading Backs 

Cowl Neck Low Back Silk Gown

 

If there's going to be cascading in the front, there might as well be cascading in the back. Think over-sized flutter sleeves that extend towards the back like wings and reversed cowl necks that drape over the shoulders.

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Size Chart (inches)

 

Size 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 16W 18W 20W 22W 24W 26W 28W 30W
Bust 32 33 34 35 36 37 38.5 40 41.5 43.5 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 57
Waist 25 26 27 28 29 30 31.5 33 34.5 36.5 37 39 41 43.5 46 48.5 51 53.5
Hip 35.5 36.5 37.5 38.5 39.5 40.5 42 43.5 45 47 48 50 52 54.5 57 59.5 62 64.5
Hollow to Hem 59 59 59 60 60 60 60 61 61 61 61 61 62 62 62 62 62 62