Bridesmaid Dresses 2016: Watch for the Trends!


Remember when everyone thought a bride intentionally dressed the bridesmaids in ridiculous gowns, so only she would have all the attention? Well, that is not the case anymore. Now designers and brides are looking for more modern and fashion-forward designs that brings trends from the runaways and make every bridesmaid shine along with the bride. More importantly, the bridesmaids get dresses they would not throw away once the wedding is over. Let’s take notes on the trend of bridesmaid dresses 2016.


The Pantone color of the year is Rose Quartz & Serenity, combination of a warmer tone and a cooler one,  which can make a beautiful theme to your wedding. And for sure it is a stunning color for bridesmaid dresses.


Jenny Yoo Madelyn always offers gorgeous bridesmaid dresses and this year she thinks everyone should bet on a little bit of glitter and metallic. However, if you want something traditional and beautiful, you can never go wrong with a slimming long dress with empire waist and sweetheart neckline. And something that never goes out of style and is the trend of bridesmaid dresses 2016 is the floating and light dress.



I know that strapless dresses are the bride’s favorites, but you got to keep in mind the comfort of your bridesmaids, they will spend a lot of time wearing the dresses, so the dresses must have a good design which allows your bridesmaid to move freely. In that case the one-shoulder dress gives more support, especially if the bridesmaid has a large bust. In addition, this silhouette gives an elegant and classic vibe to the look, and almost everyone looks good on it.

  • Check our favorites from the bridesmaid dresses 2016 collections:
    First we have the lace and tulle dress from Amsale, it screams classic and vintage and we love it. 

  • Next is the Alfred Sung Style that you can find on The Dessy Group. It has cocktail length and self-belt at natural waist, it also has a full shirred skirt that has pockets at side seams (I love the pockets idea!). 

  • And at last, the Allure Bridals dress, this full-length gown accents gracefully draped chiffon with a crystal beaded design, it is different and classic at the same time.

Cap Sleeves

Just don’t choose this if your bridesmaid has a broad shoulder, other than that it might look great on almost every body type. The Cap Sleeves gives the dress a more serious and vintage look, it flatter the shoulder area and gives good support for the chest.

My favorites are: 

  • The Gatsby dress from Jenny Yoo features a V-neckline with soft flutter sleeves for a feminine look.

  • Then the chiffon A-line bridesmaid gown, with draped V-neckline, natural waist and gathered skirt from JML Couture by Hayley Paige. 

  • And the Lela Rose dress, that you can find on The Dressy Group. The chiffon dress has draped V-neck, shirred midriff and draped skirt, and looks modern and gorgeous.

Tea Length

I am in love with tea length dresses and I’m so happy that dresses with hemline that falls just below the knee are back in style! It gives such a retro and classic vibe that looks really sophisticated. However, be careful, petite bridesmaids will not look that good in this silhouette.

The top three tea length bridesmaid dresses 2016 are: 

  • First, the Amsale Bridesmaids Tulle dress with spaghetti straps is so vintage, people will die for it! 

  • The sleeveless bateau gown that has an A-line skirt will flatter every figure, and is perfect for your bridesmaid; it is an Alfred Angelo design

  • And the third one is the strapless dress, from Alfred Sung. It has inverted pleats at the natural waist and pockets in the side seams, and you can find it on Best Bridal Prices.


Fun, young and modern, a two-piece bridesmaid dress may not be the first choice, actually is very unusual. However, it gives the element of surprise, no one expect, and it is very fashion-forward. It gives a romantic vibe and every bridesmaid will want to use it again, if not the complete look, maybe just the top, or just the bottom. I think this is the coolest and boldest trend for bridesmaid dresses 2016.

My three choices are: 

  • The most romantic one is the first, Cleo Top & Louise Tulle Skirt from BHLDN by Jenny Yoo. The top has a slightly open back, and delicate fringe along them, and the bottom is a dreamy and simple, floor-skimming tulle skirt. 

  • The boldest one it has to be the Hayley Paige navy lace crop top with indigo chiffon A-line skirt, with scallop detail at neckline and waist. This one is really different, it has a tight top and it has such a modern look that no one will ever expect, you can find it on JLM Couture

  • And the last one is the Liv Cami & Louise Tulle Skirt also from BHLDN by Jenny Yoo, it has a very basic top but a tulle skirt with a soft floral print,  which makes it the most vintage one, right? I am in love with it anyway.