Each week, we highlight a bridal fashion designer and their latest works. Finding the right designer and THE dress, however, is not the only fashion choice to be made for a wedding. Next to the bride, the attire of her best friends is extremely important. Bridesmaid’s dresses are often dreaded by the ladies who will wear them, but with the right look and a figure-flattering style, you really could wear the dress again. Lisa Tudor, fashion stylist for New Orleans Bride Magazine, brought the pages in the Winter/Spring 2015 issue a stunning array of dresses to please any bridesmaid.
The first two looks would be perfect for summer. The light and airy hues bring a refreshing, beachy feeling great for an outdoor ceremony or reception.
On the model: Lela Rose Bridesmaid at Linda Lee Bridal; David Tutera “Embellishment Collection “Shelby” floral gold, crystal and pearl drop earrings; At left, Olivier Couture’s After Six jersey gown sampled in Oasis; At right, Bustles & Bows’ Jasmine B2 Madelyn silky chiffon gown with halter tie available in knee and tea lengths.
On the model: Southern Bridal’s Dessy Collection Jasmine lace chiffon off-the-shoulder gown sampled in ginger; David Tutera “Embellishment Collection” earrings at Bustles & Bows and Haute Bride bracelet at Wedding Belles; At left, Bridal Boutique by Maeme’s Venus strapless silk shantung dress sampled in platinum; At right, Bustles and Bows’ Jasmine sleeveless lace shift with satin bow detail.
The next group of stunning cobalt blue designs would look lovely for an evening wedding in the fall.
On the model: Wedding Belles’ Monique Lhuillier chiffon halter neckline sampled in cobalt, David Tutera Embellishment Collection earrings at Bustles & Bows, Haute Bride bracelet at Olivier Couture; At left, Pearl’s Place D’Zage chiffon gown with pleated bodice. At right, Linda Lee’s After Six sapphire jersey gown with criss-cross halter neckline.
We love these last looks and believe they would fit seamlessly into a spring wedding. Add in vibrant bouquets with lilacs and tulips and your maids will look picture-perfect.
On the model: Jim Hjelm Occasions one-shoulder chiffon gown at Pearl’s Place, David Tutera “Sydney” ball bracelet and “Lauren” chiffon floral earrings at Bustles & Bows. At left, Alvina Valenta layered tulle strapless gown with pleated bodice. At right, and Jim Hjelm Occasions chiffon short strapless chiffon dress, both at the Bridal Boutque by Maeme.
On the model: Jenny Yoo “Keika” convertible luxe chiffon dress with chiffon panels sampled in champagne at Wedding Belles, Delores headband by Sara Gabriel at Olivier Couture, David Tutera “Sydney” ball earrings at Bustles & Bows. At left, Sorella Vita cocktail length strapless tulle over lace sampled in cappuccino. At right, Jim Hjelm Occasions chiffon gown sampled in pearl cashmere, both at The Bridal Boutque by Maeme.
Model: Rocio Mora
Hair: Niki Walker
Makeup: Gina Crozier
Photos: Theresa Cassagne