Ruby and Betsy flower girl dresses by Nicki Macfarlane

Nicki Macfarlane Spring/Summer 2017 Flower Girl/Bridesmaid Dresses

The beautiful new Nicki Macfarlane dresses for flower girls and young bridesmaids feature vibrant colours and modern prints. The spring/summer catwalks have already seen striking prints making a return, and the meticulously chosen patterns in Nicki Macfarlane’s 2017 dresses will add extra colour and cheer to any wedding.

The collection also offers enchanting dresses in traditional colours and styles for a quintessentially English wedding look. New designs boast luxurious fabrics with full petticoat skirts and beautiful trimmings.

We love the Clementine dress. This striking dress with orange floral print organza skirt has a silk bodice and piped arm frills. It comes with an integral petticoat, contrast silk sash in willow or orange, and silk covered buttons.

Clementine flower girl dress by Nicki Macfarlane
Clementine

Next we have Pandora (left) and Michaela (right). The Nicki Macfarlane Pandora dress in hot pink with orange piping and sash features a brightly coloured embroidered organza skirt. Perfect as a flower girl or party dress, Pandora has a generous integral petticoat.

Michaela is a fabulous brightly striped organza dress with lipstick pink sash. It features a soft ruffled neckline which dips to a pretty V at the back.

Pandora and Michaela flower girl dresses by Nicki Macfarlane
Pandora (Left) and Michaela (Right)

Loveday is a very pretty flower girl dress featuring a wild flower print organza skirt. This dress has a silk bodice, and sash and shoulder ties which are available in a choice of colours.

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Floral Bridesmaid Dresses 2016/17 Mood Board

Floral Bridesmaid Dresses 2016/17

Floral patterned dresses are everywhere right now, and floral bridesmaid dresses are a fabulous trend set to continue for 2016/17 weddings.

Floral patterns are exquisitely pretty, romantic and feminine. The great thing about florals is that they go with pretty much every style of wedding. Of course they ooze vintage, country garden, rustic and boho charm, but they will also be fabulous for a modern chic wedding too. There are many different styles of floral pattern, from small, ditsy patterns to large, elegant blooms.

The great thing about floral bridesmaid dresses is that you can choose to have all your maids in the same design, or mismatch dresses or patterns. As long as you stick to complementing styles and colours your maids will look and feel fabulous.

We have found these beautiful floral dresses that are perfect for bridesmaid dresses.

Floral Bridesmaid Dresses 2016/17 Mood Board

Wildflower Maxi Dress – ‘Alana’ from BHLDN

Embellished Printed Maxi Dress – Very

Bright, Bold Floral Dress – ‘Eucalyptus Jasmine Dress’ from Rock My Vintage

Multiway Debutante Midi Prom Dress – ASOS

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses – Etsy

Floral Bow Corset Dress – Notonthehighstreet

Floral Overlay Dress – ‘Madison’ from Coast

White and Floral Print Dress – ‘Karolie’ from Ted Baker

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Twobirds Bridesmaid Dresses

Twobirds Bridesmaid Dresses

We absolutely adore the Twobirds Bridesmaid dress collections as they are not only exquisitely beautiful, they are so versatile. There are over 15 ways to wear each dress in the classic and tulle collections (you can see how to tie each style here), making Twobirds Bridesmaid dresses perfect for mismatching colours and styles. If you are looking to add a little more glam there is also the rosette collection which has custom-made chiffon rosettes at the bottom of the dress.

Twobirds Bridesmaid Dresses

We asked Twobirds Bridesmaid stockist Ellie Sanderson why she loves the collections…

“At Ellie Sanderson we are totally smitten with the Twobirds Bridesmaid dress collections. The dresses come in the most terrific range of colours, from soft blush pink to wonderful Heather and Platinum, and are incredibly versatile, so your bridesmaids can wear the same dress whilst maintaining their individuality.

“Twobirds Bridesmaid dresses are so flattering on fuller figures when worn with the magic Bandeau, and equally as flattering on slim girls. We have also had many a pregnant bridesmaid wear them, with the empire line cut of the dress allowing for comfort and space.

“British made with good lead times make Twobirds Bridesmaid dresses huge favourites at Ellie Sanderson, and we know the fabulous new tulle collection will become the latest ‘must have’ for stylish bridesmaids…”

Twobirds Bridesmaid Dresses – Tulle Collection

Tulle Grecian Twist

Twobirds Bridesmaid Tulle Grecian Twist Ballgown in Cream Back of Twobirds Bridesmaid Tulle Grecian Twist Middle Back Ballgown in Lilac Back of Twobirds Bridesmaid Tulle Grecian Twist Cross Back Ballgown in Lilac Back of Twobirds Bridesmaid Tulle Grecian Twist Backless Ballgown in Lilac

Grecian Twist Ballgown – Front in Cream, Grecian Twist Middle Back, Grecian Twist Cross Back and Grecian Twist Backless Ballgown in Lilac

 

Tulle One Shoulder

Twobirds Bridesmaid Tulle One Shoulder Ballgown in Petal Back of Twobirds Bridesmaid Tulle One Shoulder Flat Back Ballgown in Lilac Back of Twobirds Bridesmaid Tulle One Shoulder Twist Ballgown in Lilac

One Shoulder Ballgown – Front in Petal, One Shoulder Flat Back and One Shoulder Twist Ballgown Back in Lilac

 

Tulle Halter Bow

Twobirds Bridesmaid Tulle Halter Bow Ballgown in Lilac Back of Twobirds Bridesmaid Tulle Halter Bow Ballgown in Lilac
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Cravematernity.co.uk Cream Embellished Maxi Dress

Dresses for Pregnant Brides and Bridesmaids – Maternity Wear from Crave

Following our recent blog post about the Wedding Ideas Awards, on which Kim mentioned that she wore a beautiful Crave Maternity dress, we wanted to share with you what Crave maternity offers for pregnant brides and bridesmaids (and of course pregnant wedding guests).

Cravematernity.co.uk Cream Embellished Maxi Dress Cravematernity.co.uk Cobalt Grecian Dress

Crave Maternity has developed clothing specifically for pregnant women. Crave has a selection of dresses perfect for pregnant brides, bridesmaids and wedding guests. Choose from maxi dresses, cocktail dresses, strapless and one shoulder dresses. Crave has designed dresses in this season’s most popular wedding colours, including a stunning Raspberry Embellished Maxi Dress and a Purple Bandeau Midi Dress, as well as other dresses in midnight blues and black.

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White Bridesmaid Dresses – Moody Monday

We are sure you will all agree that Catherine Middleton’s sister Pippa looked absolutely stunning in her white bridesmaid dress. There has been much debate following the Royal Wedding as to whether it is ‘right’ for anyone other than the bride to wear white at a wedding. We think it was a brilliant choice and we are sure that white bridesmaid dresses will now be very popular for 2012 weddings (and beyond!).

Here are some of our favourite white bridesmaid dresses.

White Bridesmaid Dresses

Strapless Maxi Dress – Dessy ‘After Six’

White Strapless A Line Dress with Black Sash – B-ayliy

Short Frill Layered Dress – Jenny Packham ‘Roberta’

One Shoulder Long Dress with Ruffles – Dessy ‘Lela Rose’

One Shoulder Maxi Dress with Band Detail – Monsoon ‘Hyatt’

Low Back White Linen Dress – Etsy Creator LanaStepul

Long Dress with Capped Sleeves – Jenny Packham ‘Syrie’

Short Fitted One Shoulder Dress ‘Forever Unique Range’ – Next

White Shift Dress With Flower Puff Sleeves – Coast ‘Lilly Anna’

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