The Hottest Bridesmaid Dress Trends for Fall 2014


By Simone Hill for

Sexy back cutouts, fit-and-flare skirts and whimsical gauzy overlays are what make this season’s bridesmaid dresses stand out.

Bridesmaid Dresses With Back Cutouts
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Choose a dress with a fresh accent like a lace keyhole or even a cutout in the back. It’s a little bit sexy but still subtle enough that your bridesmaids won’t feel like they’re baring it all. Where You’ll Find Them: Amsale, Occasions by Jim Hjelm and Alvina Valenta
Bridesmaid Dresses With Belts
Not only are belts completely figure flattering, they’re also a great way to dress up a more casual dress. It works on both long and short styles too. Where You’ll Find Them: BHLDN and Occasions by Jim Hjelm
Formal Fit-and-Flare Bridesmaid Dress Silhouettes
Kurt Wilberding
You’d expect to see bridesmaid dresses in flowy fabrics. But for a formal wedding, some designers have created dresses with a more pronounced fit-and-flare shape and more structured fabrics, like dipioni silk. Where You’ll Find Them: Zac Posen, Badgley Mischka and Alvina Valenta
Gunmetal Gray Bridesmaid Dresses
Kurt Wilberding, Maria Valentino / MCV Photo
Fabrics like chiffon, tulle and lace lend a softer side to dresses in an industrial-inspired gray hue. Where You’ll Find Them: Alvina Valenta, Watters and Amsale
One-Shoulder Bridesmaid Dresses
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Asymmetric shoulders are huge for bridesmaid dress fashion, and it’s easy to see why with updates like twisted fabric, lace illusions and cutouts. Where You’ll Find Them: Alvina Valenta, Occasions by Jim Hjelm and Tadashi Shoji More from The Knot:7 new wedding hair and makeup ideas to steal
Bridesmaid Dresses With Super-Skinny Straps
Maria Valentino / MCV Photo
Barely there spaghetti straps are hot for ready-to-wear fashion, and it’s no different for bridesmaid dresses. Where You’ll Find Them: Occasions by Jim Hjelm, Alvina Valenta and Amsale More from The Knot: 25 creative save-the-date ideas
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