Cute Striped Dresses & Shoes for Your Bridal Party
If you’ve been following style blogs, you already know by now that stripes are HOT this season. I’m seeing it all over Pinterest these days and I may or may not have spent the past weekend digging through my bedroom closet at my parents’ home for decade old striped clothing items that (fortunately) still fit me. Thank goodness they’re back in style and luckily moths haven’t got to them yet.
But I digress. While this blog is never really one to follow trends, I can’t deny that stripes are always fun, chic, and – depending on the size of the stripes — figure flattering. (Yes you read that right. Studies have actually shown that horizontal stripes are slimming, not widening.) I love the simple graphic pattern so much that I did some striped wedding inspiration posts three years ago (part 1: fashion / part 2: details) but because some of the links in the fashion portion might already be outdated by now, I’ve rounded up new merch from my favorite shops ModCloth and zappos.com to get you started on your shopping!
Most of the dresses I picked are sleeveless because, as bridal party wear, they can easily be unified with a solid-hued cardigan or stole in your color motif. (See my post on How to Mix and Match Dresses for a Mismatched Bridal Party Look)
As for footwear, here are some really cute shoes that you can either pair with the striped dresses or simply wear with solid colored outfits as a statement piece.
NOTE: I’ve labeled these as bridal party dresses and shoes but these selections would be great as wedding guest attire — especially for spring and summer weddings — too!
How about you? Will you outfit your bridesmaids in stripes? I’d love to hear what you think!
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