Bridesmaids Dresses 101


With a reputation for fashion horror stories – the bridesmaids dress is a mercurial character. Here is my guide to making your maids look stunning not funny.


A classic bridesmaid dresses is often silk and biased cut. They can look lovely but the key is to choose a cut and colour to suit your girls. Often people don’t think about this and then their poor bridesmaids end up looking like sausages. These are my top picks…

 Silk Cowl neck
slinking and pink


Choosing bridesmaids dresses in brighter stronger colours can really enhance you’re location. Dark greens and blues often look particularly lovely. Also darker colours are just more wearable on most people. These are my picks…



Tulle is a wonderful way to dress your bridesmaids. Feminine and soft, there are so many styles and it can be worn easily day to night. Knits look great with tulle, and can create a softer look for a more casual atmosphere. There are wonderful affordable options on ASOS to suit most people (and there is 20% off occasion wear today!)…

Full length or Midi
One shoulder with frill or without
Yellow Prom


I have decided to go luxe for my bridesmaids (which you will see soon). I know I want them to look and feel their best and I thought it was a wonderful way to give them a thank you for being my friend. These are my recommendations if you want to go the Luxe route…

Girly and flirty
Elegant and grecian
Embellished heaven
Off shoulder
Needle and Thread

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  1. Adele says:

    I love all your picks Peony. Very wise advice about the colours & silhouettes. I adore the Razan gown & the Needle & Thread.
    I’m not sure how much of your wedding details you are planning to divulge as it’s such a personal day, but as a long time follower I’d be so interested to see as I know you will have planned it to perfection.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  2. Elaine says:

    So in love with your editorial-styled pics! Thank you for sharing, Peony.

  3. Snipby says:

    Great Images mam. you are looking good.

  4. Wendy says:

    Gorgeous gowns, beautiful location. Thanks for sharing.