At New York bridal market each spring, the designers debut their new collections for the following year. The Spring 2012 collections for brides and bridesmaids have been showcased, and now we can see what styles will be popular bridal parties. One key trend for 2012 will be elegant ladylike bridesmaid dresses.
Ladylike bridesmaid dresses have very classic silhouettes. For 2012 bridesmaids, there will be many dresses with strapless necklines. Another popular neckline is the classic bateau neck. Less popular will be halter styles, which tend to be more trendy than timeless. One shoulder necklines are still fashionable for more formal dresses. Many of the ladylike styles, such as those seen as Lazaro, were knee length and featured a natural waistline. This is an easy-to-wear shape that will be flattering to many different bridesmaids.
Jewel tones are a key trend for 2012 bridesmaids. Featured colors included purple, cobalt, burgundy, and cranberry. Black was also seen in many of the ladylike silhouettes, such as an elegant bateau neck dress with a knee length skirt. The rich jewel tones suit the classic shapes of the new bridesmaid dresses. Pearl bridesmaid jewelry is a natural choice with such timeless dresses.
For formal weddings in 2012, expect to find many beautiful options for long dresses. While knee length is more common, nothing is quite like a chic floor length dress for a black tie wedding. Fairly slender silhouettes will be popular for long bridesmaid dresses, and strapless necklines are a top trend. The floor length dresses are glamorous enough for the Red Carpet, something which is sure to make your bridesmaids feel fabulous! Dramatic crystal bridesmaid jewelry will suit these fab frocks.
The classic lines of the newest bridesmaid dresses are enhanced with well-chosen embellishments. A black jeweled belt at the waist, a pert bow on a bateau neckline, or an asymmetrical bow at the waist – these are the types of accents which will be in style for 2012. The tiered skirts which were seen in many of the bridal gown collections also made their appearance in the bridesmaid dress collections, both for short and long dresses. Mermaid silhouettes are a trend for floor length styles. One of the most chic accents was a stylish little jacket designed to be worn over a formal dress.
The ladylike bridesmaid dresses from the Spring 2012 collections are definitely styles which should make your bridesmaids happy. Their classic lines and colors make these dresses ones which can definitely be worn again for other occasions, which makes the investment seem more reasonable than for a dress that screams “bridesmaid!”. Whether your wedding is in the afternoon or the evening, an elegant dress with classic lines will be a lovely choice for your bridesmaids.