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2013 Bridesmaid Dress Styles & Trends

One-shoulder Bridesmaid Dresses. Photo by KT Merry Photography

Your bridesmaids are a reflection of you, so their dresses should be reflection of your style. A little inspiration can go a long way and we have the latest bridesmaid dress fashion straight from the runway just for you – and the girls!

If you’ve been following the latest bridal fashions, these 2013 bridesmaid dress trends may look familiar. From illusion necklines to peplums, popular wedding dress details are making their way into bridesmaid collections – from J.Crew to Vera Wang. We have all the bridesmaid dress inspiration to get your girls on trend!

Illusion Neckline Bridesmaid Gown from Noir by Lazaro
White by Vera Wang Bridesmaid Dress Collection

Illusion necklines: A sheer panel of fabric can totally transform a dress! Illusion necklines hit the bridal runways this year and the trend kept growing, expanding to bridal party fashion. This neckline adds a sexy and romantic element to the shorter sleeves look – with an embellished fabric or simply sheer panel.

Lace Bridesmaid Dresses from WhiteAzalea
WhiteAzalea Black Lace Bridesmaid Dress

Lace: When you think of lace fabric, most likely you picture it on a wedding gown – until now. Lace is now the hottest trend in bridesmaid dresses! Whether you add a touch of lace or choose full-on lace dresses for your girls, lace bridesmaid dresses are lovely and can add charm to your wedding, complimenting your own gown. Lace is perfect for a vintage-inspired wedding especially in a 1920’s silhouette. Or choose black lace for a more modern and sexy option.

Priscilla of Boston One-Shoulder Bridesmaid Dress
White by Vera Wang Bridesmaid Dress Collection
One-shoulder Plus-Size Bridesmaid Dress from JS Boutique

One-shoulder style: This bridesmaid dress style is nothing new but the modern and sophisticated options making their way into this year’s bridesmaid dress collections are refreshing. This one-shoulder look comes in every color, style and length. This style is prevalent throughout the new White by Vera Wang bridesmaid dress collection.

Victoria Beckham in Peplum Style Dress. Photo by SIPA
J.Crew Peplum Style Bridesmaid Dress. Photo by Alders Photography
Peplum Style Red Bridesmaid Dress from Persun Dresses

Peplums: Not only is this the “it” trend for fashion in general (a Victoria Beckham trademark), but this simple silhouette was a fashion forward trend on the Spring 2013 bridal runways – which has since been translated into bridesmaid dress fashion. This “overskirt” runs from small ruffles to more dramatic in size, emphasizing the waistline for a sophisticated look. Accessorize with a belt, hair pin or fun shoe style. Shop for the perfect bridesmaid accessories to compliment this dress style at the Dessy Group.

Pippa Middleton White Dress designed by Sarah Burton
Ivory Bridesmaid Dress from Bello Dress
WhiteAzalea Bridesmaid Dresses

White/ivory dresses: Ever since we watched Pippa Middleton make her grand entrance to the Royal Wedding, bridesmaids wearing white has become less taboo and more of a trend. Add colored details – perhaps the colors of your wedding or season – to the white or ivory dresses for a modern contrast. We love the classy look of these simple and sweet bridesmaid dresses! For more color inspiration, consider the trendy mint green color for your girls.

See some of the 2013 couture fashion that inspired these bridesmaid dress trends and steal it to make sure your girls walk down the aisle in style! Let us know what bridesmaid dress trends have inspired you by leaving us a comment below.

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