2010 is a great year to be a bridesmaid! The bridesmaid dress styles are feminine and elegant, and come in a lovely array of soft shades. These are some of the most heavenly bridesmaid dresses for weddings this summer.
Strapless dresses are still very fashionable for bridesmaids in the summer of 2010. In addition to the strapless standby, brides can also choose from other necklines like fashion-forward one shoulder dresses or uniquely draped cowl necks. Spaghetti straps are always an option for a light and summery look. Knee length or tea length is the most popular for all but the most formal weddings.
Soft and flowy fabrics are definitely in, and shiny stiff fabrics like satin are out for summer bridesmaid dresses. Dresses in chiffon, tulle, bobinette, and organza are feminine and pretty for summer. Dresses in less formal fabrics like a polished cotton are a lovely alternative to more traditional materials. Bridesmaids will love the ease of wearing a natural cotton dress on a hot summer afternoon, and the styles are dressy enough for a wedding.
There is a wide range of colors which are stylish for summer 2010 bridesmaid dresses. If brights appeal to you, nothing is more trendy than turquoise or coral. Those cheery hues look fresh and festive in micro pleated chiffon dresses with spaghetti straps. When using such statement making colors, simple and elegant bridesmaid jewelry sets are the best complement. Classic styles such as the tin cup necklace add just enough ornamentation. Strappy sandals in a neutral color are the perfect shoes when the bridesmaid dresses are in a bright color, as anything dyed to match would look really dated.
Deep colors are surprisingly popular for bridesmaid dresses this summer. The key is to select a dress in a decidedly summery fabric like chiffon to balance out the darker color. Rich plum is one of the hottest dark hues this year and it looks elegant and refined in a strapless gathered chiffon style. Navy is another color which is in abundance this year, as are black and charcoal. When the bridesmaid dresses are in a dark color, feel free to get expressive with the bridesmaid jewelry sets. Layered necklaces are very chic this year, and are a great way to accessorize a strapless dress.
On the other end of the spectrum, very pale neutral tones are also popular for bridesmaids. Barely-there shades of blush, cashmere, and ivory look ethereal in wispy tulle, organza, or chiffon. To lend them more visual impact, black sashes or accents are being used by some designers on the very pale bridesmaid dresses. The overall effect of the entire bridal party dressed in almost-white shades just a touch deeper than the bride’s gown can be very gracious.
To round things out, there are several medium shades which are in style for summer 2010 bridesmaid dresses. Celadon green, misty blue, and even mauve are some of the options for brides who want soft and pretty colors for their attendants. Neither too trendy nor too dramatic, these mid-tones would make a lovely addition to any bridal party.