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Must Have Bridesmaid Dresses

If anyone of you have seen the mayhem of Black Friday, it may have put you off stepping anywhere near the hight street this weekend – flashback of Friends episode where Monica has her whistle showdown at the Barney’s Bridal Sample Sale!

Whilst I am a keen bargain hunter, the crowds put me off completely, which is why I wanted to dedicate todays post to an edit of the best bridesmaids dresses available online. Each bridesmaid dress comes complete with a lovely delicious discount for cyber weekend, that you can shop from the comfort of your sofa.

Tasty discounts can send one into panic mode, as one just does not want to miss out! So here are a few wedTIPS to keep you savvy for cyber weekend:

#1 wedTIP: Before you start browsing, set yourself a budget & stick to it

#2 wedTIP: Write down your wedding shopping list to cover your bridesmaids & anything that you are looking for. Review the list and cross off anything that in reflection you actually don’t need

#2 wedTIP: Open up a separate browser tab for each retailer. You then want to end up on the checkout page for each tab, so that you can review each basket to edit down your list and double check that the sum (including delivery charges) of all baskets equates to your initial allocated budget

So here comes the edit of my favourite bridesmaid dresses. Happy Shopping! x

Claudia Dress, Ghost £180

Claudia Dress, Ghost £180

Rowena Lace Maxi Dress, Phase Eight £65

Rowena Lace Maxi Dress, Phase Eight £65

Alisa Skirt, £160 & Top, £85, Coast 

Alisa Skirt, £160 & Top, £85, Coast

Hobbs Invitation Sidonie Dress, John Lewis £143

Hobbs Invitation Sidonie Dress, John Lewis £143

Alice Dress Electric Blue, Ghost, £132

Alice Dress Electric Blue, Ghost, £132

Fabia Embroidered Dress, Phase Eight, £99

Fabia Embroidered Dress, Phase Eight, £99

Bandeau Dress, Black & Nude, Asos £65

Bandeau Dress, Black & Nude, Asos £65

Purple Ruched Maxi Dress, Debenhams £90

Purple Ruched Maxi Dress, Debenhams £90

Alice Dress Boudoir Pink, Ghost £132

Alice Dress Boudoir Pink, Ghost £132

True Decadence Sequin Lace Maxi Dress, £96

True Decadence Sequin Lace Maxi Dress, £96

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Debut Pale Grey Corsage Dress, £63

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Debut Light Green Ruched Midi Dress, £52

Topshop to the bridesmaid rescue!

One can always rely on a Topshop purchase to brighten up our every day wardrobes & make us feel slightly apart of the fashion pack with minimal effort & without major damage to the bank account!

However when it comes to weddings we are usually drawn to the typical occassionwear brands & wedding boutiques, forgetting about what our fantastic high street has to offer.

And so I’ve picked out two purse friendly perfect bridesmaid dresses that come in a delightful array of colours, that you can choose to suit your wedding colour palette.

topshop-bridesmaid-dressesThe strap back slip dress is a steal at £38 & has the most colour options on offer, and the Chiffon slip dress below, at £40  comes in 3 colours. topshop-bridesmaid-dresses-part2Both dresses are minimalist in style, so if you would prefer more detail to finish the look, consider adding one other focus point like floral crowns, matching necklaces, eye catching earrings, fab sparkly shoes & if it could be chilly provide pashminas in a colour to complement which ever dress colour you settle on. Happy Shopping! x

Love the Mango Bridesmaid

Somehow this week is fast becoming dedicated to our much loved bridesmaids! It must have to do with hearing about your frustrations on searching for the perfect bridesmaid dresses without the ‘wedding’ price tag that are a bit more on trend.

So after scouring the high street, I have to say I was so impressed with the choice of colours, quality and price tags of the chiffon dresses at Mango. There is a great variety of summer bridesmaid dress colours on offer to match back to your wedding day colour scheme – emerald greens, coral, pale blush pink, hot pink, and sunshine yellow.mango summer bridesdmaid dresses

Prices start from £34.99 for a basic strappy bridesmaid dress, £59.99-69.99 for the lined above the knee dresses, and up to 89.99 for the midi to ball gown full length….. there is hope for the high street, & if it’s worthy of featuring in your wedding day, I’ll be on the case xxx

Sweetheart Bridesmaids

Tipped as the new neckline for summer, the sweetheart is a great choice in style for your bridesmaid dresses.sweetheart necklines from the runway

Demure, youthful & flattering, this is a classic neckline design that will surely see your bridesmaids enjoying long after the big day!

New York based J CREW offers an incredible wedding collection to kit out the entire bridal party. I have to admit since visiting New York last year, I have developed a slight obsession with this brand. Their cut, fit and fabric selections are supreme & built to last, there is no compromise here & to my delight they  now offer international shipping to the UK, hooray!

J CREW have the best selection of sweetheart bridesmaid dresses, and here are my favourite picks all starting from £200 in springs hottest colours.

j crew bridesmaid dresses

From left to right:

Taryn dress in Silk Chiffon, Arabelle dress in Silk chiffon, Raquell Dress in Cotton Cady & the Lacey Dress in Cotton Cady.

If you can’t find the right size or colour checkout Nordstrom, a dedicated J CREW stockist. It’s also worth checking out the customs charge that comes with an international purchase to keep the budget on track. Happy Shopping! x

Spring into Pastels

Thanks to designers like Christopher Kane, Erdem, & Rochas this spring will see a pretty pastel welcome to a high street bursting with ballet pinks, icy blues, buttery yellows & lilacs.Spring 2013 Bridesmaid Looks

These shades of pastel are soft, romantic & the perfect choice for your bridesmaid dresses. At this time of the year pastel dresses can be a bit daunting, so a St. Tropez self-tan is essential as well as choosing a dress that either has texture or a great fit & features.

Check out myLWB’s Pastel Bridesmaid edit:Spring Pastel Bridesmaid Dresses

From left to right: Textured Cambrone Dress from Coast £150, Mary powder blue dress from Reiss £169, Mandy Linen Dress from French Connection £160.00, Miss Selfridge Peach maxi dress, £45 & Asos Mint Love Swing Dress £36.00

Keep it simple with the bridesmaid shoes opting for a metallic, neutral or a complementing pastel.

I’ve chosen these 4 options from Left: Coast Nikki Sandals £75, Office Ophelia Mint Court £62, Call it Spring Courts £50 & Dune DÉCOR Peep toes £79Pastel bridesmaid shoes

As a finishing touch, add a fresh flower garland, baby’s breath is my favourite or go for a statement floral crown from Rock ‘n Rose, £38.floral crowns by rock n rose

Plum up your Bridesmaids

Plum is by far the hit colour of the A/W12 season. It is the perfect rich tone to complement both  blondes & brunettes, as well as being dark enough to hide a world of sins! If you wish to plum up your bridesmaids for your wedding, you are in luck, the high street is bursting with a variety of plum dresses to suit all budgets.

Our favourite four plum dresses are feastured in myLWB edit below:

 1. Dessy  2. Asos, £45
 3. Alice+Olivia, £395  4. Miss Selfridge, £37

As for choosing the bridesmaid bouquets, why not continue to spread the plum love by complimenting the dresses with a small posy of dark purple calla lilies or white poppies with a rich plum ribbon.

Purple calla lily bouquet and white poppy bouquet from Pinterest

For the shoes you could go plum or try complement your bridesmaid’s jewellery colour to the shoes, like a brushed silver or gold sandal. Below plum shoes are from Nine West, £110 & Nordstrom, £69.75plum bridesmaid shoes

If you wish to get involved, then why not pop your wedding dress by wearing plum sandals to match back with your bridesmaids dresses, this will make for a wonderful wedding photo together.

Get plum happy myLWB’s xxx