How To Choose Bridesmaid Dresses

Choosing bridesmaid dresses can be one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning, but it’s also one of the hardest details to pinpoint. With so many factors of the wedding hinging on a coherent colour scheme – many choose to lead with the bridesmaid dresses to set this palette to dictate details for the rest of the wedding including invitations, the cake and flowers.

Maya Deluxe Bridal Gown

Seasonality

The seasonality of dresses is something to bear in mind when shopping for your dream dresses! Like any realm of the fashion world, we see a flow of trends come in and out of fashion. Bridesmaid dresses are designed with longevity in mind as couples plan far in advance for the big day. A change in seasons might mean the gowns have a spring/summer or autumn/winter colour palette, or they may be designed with weather in mind. If being on trend with this season isn't your scene then it can be fortuitous as you could grab a desirable dress from a few seasons ago for a reduced price - however it could be tricky to get a set of older designs if you have a larger bridal party.

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Wedding Trends

Just like any part of popular culture, the wedding world is evolving and going through patterns of trends. You’ll always be able to access certain timeless styles of dress, colour palettes and props but you may want to look ahead to make sure your big day has all the wow-factor details to put it bang on trend with your guests. Hitched predicts that two-piece wedding dresses, statement outwear, Bridgerton themes and bold colour splashes are just a few big developments to make the wedding scene for 2022. Click here to read the full article – 20 Big Wedding Trends

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Price

We all know that planning a wedding isn’t cheap, with the average UK wedding in 2020 costing around £30,000. In order to tick off all the items on your wishlist for your dream wedding, it’s only sensible to assign a budget to each part of the wedding including dresses! Bridesmaid dresses were traditionally bought and made in bridal shops, however it has become more accessible to find high-quality off-the-rail dresses which don’t require fittings.

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Body Shapes

Bodies come in a range of wonderful shapes and sizes, it’s important to remember that clothes need to be designed to fit your body and not the other way round! As a society, we have progressed with body positivity to think with more inclusivity. This had led to size ranges increasing vastly to ensure that garments are more accessible. Shopping with a brand that can provide sizes and styles that all your brides feel comfortable with is important.

Three of our best-selling styles in Blossom Pink, which we stock in sizes 6-28

Maya Deluxe Bridesmaid Dresses

Styles

Long Sleeve

Short Sleeve

Flutter Sleeve

Halter Neck

Bardot

Ruffle Shoulder

Keyhole

Length

Maxi

Midi

Mini

Midaxi

Colourway

The colourway of your wedding is the heart of theme – deciding on a colour scheme can be tricky. there are a few different ways that you may choose to select the colours for your big day -sentimentality, seasonality or forecasted trends. As individuals we have a close affinity with colours, and certain colours can have strong connotation with certain words and evoke feelings. The most prominent example is red and its association with romance.

Keep an eye on social media sources, blog articles and wedding magzines to find forcasted trends. Blush & Sage is a much anticipated colour combination projected for 2022.

Click to read AnopiaEvents' 9 Of the Biggest Upcoming Wedding Colour Trends article 

 

Maya Deluxe NEW colours

We're so excited to share our new additions of contemporary colours to the Maya Deluxe Icons Collection.

Emerald Green

Our opulent Emerald Green shade is the dream choice for autumn/winter events. Drenched with beautiful sequin embellishments, and a fitted bodice in combination with flowing tulle makes a statement whilst remaining comfortable.

Styling Tips

Combine with gold to evoke Great Gatsby vibes

Pick a buquet full of lush botanical elements

Bring nature into your table decorations

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Moody Lilac

Our highly-anticipated Moody Lilac line has been designed to evoke dreamy landscapes full of lavender. Ideal to compliment all skin tones, this colourway is sure to add a touch of class to your affair.

Style Tips

Team with white marble invitations for a clean and simple theme

Take inspiration from English Country Gardens

Pick out silver jewellery for you and your bridesmaids to add those special finishing touches

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Desert Rose

We have refined this look over the years to create the picture-perfect bridesmaid dresses for your big day. Maya’s adored line of pink dresses just got a new addition to delight wedding planners who are looking for a touch of romance.

Styling Tips

Pair with soft textured fabrics to create a shabby chic feel

Add a touch of green throughout the wedding to emulate your favourite flowers

Embellish with Rose Gold accents for a touch of sparkle

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Flower Girls

With our Mini Maya dresses you can perfectly match your flower girls to your bridesmaids. A lovely collection of our most popular shades, these Mini Maya dresses feature a satin waist band that ties neatly into a cute bow at the back, and to protect the delicate skin a tulle overlay keeps all the sequins in place. So, if you are looking for the perfect line up, we have got you covered.

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