Being a bridesmaid is a big deal. A 'maid smiles through event after event, listens to wedding-planning woes, and—stop the record—suffers wearing whatever frumpy monstrosity the bride chooses for the big day. We're here to tell you: there's another way. Here's how six fashion insiders styled their bridesmaids. Take a peek, and vow to never wear (or impose) salmon-pink chiffon.
Bee Shaffer was a bridesmaid in her brother's 2014 wedding, which you know had a little style direction from mama Anna Wintour. (It took place at Anna's Long Island home, after all.) Bride Elizabeth Cordry wore Oscar de la Renta, and her bridesmaids all wore different styles of Prada dresses.
Also, OMG: the flower girls wore McQueen.
Forget the, um, questionable look Hannah wore to Marnie's wedding on Girls. IRL, Lena Dunham made a dazzling bridesmaid in friend Audrey Gelman's wedding. All the girls wore custom looks from J. Crew, and that included mismatched sequin skirts with matching tops.
Details in the skirts varied from floral appliques to stars and personalized initials. What a fun way to let each 'maid express her individuality.
When Lauren Conrad got married, she naturally styled her BFFs in looks from her own line. Her 10 bridesmaids wore Paper Crown's blush bridesmaid dresses, as shown on Laurenconrad.com.
At Giovanna Battaglia's high-fashion wedding, bridesmaids wore designer dresses in different shades of pink and nude. The flattering gowns came from the likes of Valentino and Giambattista Valli.
As shown in Martha Stewart Weddings, Jamie Chung's ladies-in-waiting wore custom looks from Revolve Clothing. The dresses varied in style and color, but all had a loose pale-blue-and-white theme that tied them together into one gorgeous story.
On her wedding day, Jessica Simpson sparkled in House of Herrera—and let her bridesmaids shine, too. The ladies wore different looks that included a one-shouldered blue gown, a dusky rose dress with a plunging neckline, and (for sis Ashlee) a long-sleeved look with tons of embellishment.
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