Bridesmaids

A Timeless and Beautiful Bridesmaid Look ~ Ivory

Good morning lovelies! It seems that all too often the hunt for the perfect bridesmaids dress is as stressful and time consuming as the search for THE wedding dress – apparently finding a colour and style to suit all, loved by bride and bridesmaids alike, and at a price that is affordable, is more elusive than the holy grail. But after looking at one of the prettiest bridesmaid looks for this Summer a couple of weeks ago, today I’m kicking off this week with one of the most timeless! It may not be a colour you have considered before, but surely after this you will be swayed that ivory may just be exactly what you are looking for…..

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Ivory

I think it is fair to say that ivory bridesmaids have been somewhat on trend for a couple of wedding seasons now. And it is easy to pin point exactly when and how that trend started – after all who could forget, even after 3 years, this bridesmaid dress and that wedding…..

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look - Pippa Middleton

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look - Pippa Middleton

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look - Pippa Middleton

But before Kate put Pippa (and her behind) in that dress, brides had long been dressing their bridesmaids in ivory…..

1915 Clarissa Tennant - Ivory Bridesmaids

1915 Clarissa Tennant with Bridesmaids in Ivory

1933 Nancy Beaton - Ivory Bridesmaids

1933 Nancy Beaton with Bridesmaids in Ivory

1955 Elizabeth Ann Kelly - Ivory Bridesmaids

1955 Elizabeth Ann Kelly with Bridesmaids in Ivory

In the past there may have been the worry that brides with their maids in ivory wouldn’t ‘stand out.’ But who do we remember most clearly from Kate & Will’s big day? Surely, as beautiful as she looked, it is not Pippa! In fact, have I ever seen a wedding where I have been unsure who the bride is?….erm…. no, never! Even without wearing a princess wedding dress with cathedral length veil you can ensure there is no mistaking the bride: keep your bridesmaids dresses short and sweet; or have your bridesmaids wear flower crowns and you wear a sparkly tiara (or keep your bridesmaids accessories minimal and wear the flower crown yourself); if your dress has beautiful long lace sleeves then keep your bridesmaids dresses strapless; or possibly my favourite look yet, have your bridesmaids in ivory and go bold with colour! However you do it, there are plenty of ways for you to remain centre stage, so don’t shy away from ivory for your bridesmaids. Want to see just how lovely then can look? Here are some real weddings and bridesmaids plus some of the loveliest ivory dresses just perfect for bridesmaids to tempt you further…..

Long Ivory Bridesmaid Dresses

Long dresses just exude elegance with an element of ethereal whimsy, making them as perfect for rustic woodland weddings as they are for more formal traditional affairs…..

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Long Ivory Dresses

Photography by Alexander James via Elizabeth Anne Designs

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Long Ivory Dresses

Photography by Eyelet Images via Wedding Chicks

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Long Ivory Dresses

Donna Morgan

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Long Ivory Dresses

Photography by Sarah Gawlervia Snippet & Ink

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Long Ivory Dress from Ghost

Long Ivory Capped Sleeve Satin Gown from Ghost

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Long Ivory Dress from Modcloth

Long Ivory Dress from Modcloth

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Long Ivory Dress from Nordstrom

Long Ivory Dress from Nordstrom

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Long Ivory Dress from Coast

Long Ivory Dress from Coast

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Long Ivory Dress from Ghost

Long Ivory Cowl Neck Satin Gown from Ghost

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Long Ivory Dress from BHLDN

Long Ivory Annabelle Dress from BHLDN

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Long Ivory Dress from ASOS

Long Ivory Boho Dress from ASOS

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Long Ivory Dress from Ghost

Long Lace Sleeved Ivory Dress from Ghost

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Long Lace Ivory Dress from Modcloth

Long Lace Ivory Dress (available in 0-24) from Modcloth

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Long Ivory Dress from Coast

Long Ivory Crepe Dress from Coast

 

 

Short Ivory Bridesmaid Dresses

Or keep your bridesmaids dresses short and sweet for a summer wedding where you are sure to shine……

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Short Ivory Dresses

Photography by Luisa Brimble via Ruffled

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Short Ivory Dresses

Fine Art Photography by Taylor & Porter via Chic Vintage Brides

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Short Ivory Dresses

Photography by Love Katie + Sarah via Ruffled

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Short Ivory 1950s inspired dress from Modcloth

Short Ivory 1950s inspired dress from Modcloth

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Short Ivory dress from ASOS

Short Ivory Dress from ASOS

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Short Ivory 1960s inspired dress from Modcloth

Short Ivory 1960s inspired dress from Modcloth

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Short Ivory dress from Anthropologie

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Short Ivory dress from Anthropologie

Short Ivory Bow Back Dress from Anthropologie

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Short Ivory lace dress from Modcloth

Short Ivory Lace Dress from Modcloth

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Short Ivory satin dress from GhostShort Ivory Satin Dress from Ghost

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Short Ivory dress from ASOS

Short Ivory dress from ASOS

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Short ruffled ivory dress from Modcloth

Short Ruffled Ivory Dress from Modcloth

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Short ivory dress from Nordstrom

Short Ivory Fit & Flare Dress from Nordstrom

A Timeless & Beautiful Bridesmaids Look ~ Short ivory dress from Modcloth

Short Ivory Dress from Modcloth

 

What do you think, will you be dressing your bridesmaids in ivory? I just love this look! There is no chance you will ever look back and ask why, it truly is timeless!

 

Amy

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