By Jamie Cuccinelli. Photos: Courtesy of respective vendors.
How to make your bridesmaids not hate you 101: Don't dress them in your grandma's bridesmaids dresses.
Any one episode of Say Yes to the Dress (although we know you've seen more than one...) proves that there are oodles of wedding dress styles out there to suit any bride-to-be. After all, no two brides are alike. And no two bridesmaids are either for that matter. So why on earth have we been dressing them in matching yards of chiffon and pastel ruffles for eons and eons?
These days, bridesmaid dresses are as unique as your besties. And no one knows unique better than LOHO bride founder Christy Baird. Baird fills her San Francisco and Los Angeles boutiques with an expertly-curated selection of bohemian wedding dresses from indie designers like Daughters of Simone and Houghton, allowing untraditional brides to stay true to themselves and in a "league of her own" (the meaning behind the LOHO bride acronym). And this queen of unconventional wedding wear is breaking it down when it comes to reinventing the bridesmaid dress.
Baird recently shared with Who What Wear that she believes that bridesmaid looks don't need to squash your BFFs' individuality. And neither do we! With modern silhouettes, unexpected details, and fresh textures, today's options for bridesmaid ensembles will let the personalities of your favorite ladies shine on through.
Cool enough for your Instagram-famous sorority sister and elegant enough for your smarty-pants law school bestie, these are the top five modern bridesmaid trends according to Baird and Who What Wear that no one will hate you for making them wear come the end of the reception.
In fact, your 'maids may even love you a little more.
This story originally appeared on Brides.
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