In the past, bridesmaid dresses have had an ignominious reputation, but the dresses of 2012 are proving style and sex appeal are not only for the bride, but for her ladies in waiting as well. Flattering cuts, gorgeous colors, and unique details are popping up all over the racks, offering the lucky girls in the bridal party an opportunity to show off their best sides on the bride’s big day. If you are choosing the dresses for your girls and want to ensure they look as beautiful as you do, here are three selections that are sexy, modern, and ceremony approved that will delight them and demonstrate your continued good taste. Choose one of the following dresses and your bridesmaids will thank you by wearing them again and again.
This one-shoulder mini dress is equal parts chic and sexy with its glamorous partial sleeve, lace patterning, and sleek silhouette. Modesty is still made possible, even in a sexy thigh-skimming dress, by using a sleek neckline and exceptionally feminine bow-tied waist. The dress is slate-colored for a dramatic and classy feel, and offers a youthful, almost vintage appeal with its all-over lace patterning. Bridesmaids will be overjoyed to realize this dress could easily double as an elegant cocktail dress whose beauty is unlikely to ever fade. Be sure to check the budgets of your bridesmaids before indulging in this pick, as it runs around $290. For the perfect marriage day look, pair this dress with chandelier earrings and simple black D’Orsay heels.
Alfred Angelo is a popular brand for brides who want options that their ladies can afford, but also want them to look fabulous while walking down the aisle. This stunning layered mini dress has a lot of fun details going on that set it apart from any other bridesmaid dress on the market. A deep v-neck shows off exciting new depths of décolletage, but the layered chiffon hi-low hem adds a subtler scintillating peek of flesh. The girly baby pink color is flattering on skin tones and offers an overtly feminine touch on the most romantic day of your life. This is a great dress choice for spring and summer weddings, especially those held outside on warm, sunny days. Pair this look with a simple silver chain necklace and strappy open-toe shoes.
A truly glamorous bridesmaid dress will inevitably be full-length, but even long gowns can provide plenty of sex appeal and style, as is the case with Amsale’s gorgeous criss-cross bodice coral-colored column dress. The uniquely tailored sweetheart neckline will show off the more amply bosomed girls and support and define the demurely proportioned. The chiffon fabric is romantic, but the look is timeless and can be worn proudly to any fine event. The priciest item on the list, this dress will set your girls back about $310 each, but they may jump at the opportunity to splurge on such a lovely ensemble. Finish off this look with a sparkling bangle bracelet and gladiator style sandals.