An effortless blush bridesmaid dress by Joanna August

blush pink bridesmaid dress

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A pink bridesmaid dress is always a popular choice for weddings, and in modern wrap style like this, the wear-again factor and sophisticated style factor goes way up. Designer Joanna August is known for these beautifully softly structured bridesmaid dresses – and this halter wrap is a favorite because of its flattering, easy to adjust style. Other silhouettes are available in this color, called ‘Tiny Dancer”. making it easy for your bridesmaids to choose a style they’ll love.  I wanted to show that soft blush pink isn’t just for spring and summer. It can segue quite easily into fall with the addition of tones like gold, mauve, and plum.  The mix of pastel and jewel tones is wedding ready and romantic fall or spring wedding style! Wedding guests – feel free to pick this style too! It’s a pretty dress for any occasion!

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A long neutral maxi dress for bridesmaids or a wedding guest

Neutral maxi dress

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Shop the look: Dress:  Rory Beca Maid by Yifat Oren ‘Emma’ Gown from Revolve Clothing | Earrings: Kendra Scott ‘Alex’ (smaller) or ‘Alexandra’ (large) earrings in Rose Quartz | Necklace: Chan Luu Trio Stone Necklace from Shopbop |  Nail Polish: Gray-T Escape Nail Polish by Sally Hansen | Clutch: BCBGMAXAZRIA Isidora Jewel Embellished Clutch | Bootie Sandals:  Marcela’ Sandal by Klub Nico from Nordstrom| Bracelet: Lionette by Noa Sade from Assi at Revolve Clothing

Neutral bridesmaid dresses are at an all-time high in popularity, and the soft, natural look of this color doesn’t show any signs of stopping. What is a revalation is the style of dress that is emerging for bridesmaid which has a long, loose, maxi style. This dress could even be worn as a wedding guest dress ( provided this color isn’t too much like cream or ivory in person – but I believe it is wedding-guest friendly  and faux-pas-proof taupe). It also comes in navy and cobalt for a truly irreproachable color.

This line from Rory Beca just for bridesmaids is what I would call polished bohemian – the gown is silk, but the look is relaxed, and that’s what many wedding parties want – a sort of undone formality. Check out the dresses and silhouettes for this line: Rory Beca MAID by Yifat Oren – I think you’ll love them. Like others I’ve featured on Dress for the Wedding, this is yet another collection that makes mixing and matching several silhouettes easy, and allows for really, truly wear again dresses. I’d wear this dress anywhere!

For this look, I styled it with an ‘after the wedding’ look, although you can certainly include some of these pieces in a look for bridesmaids. To keep this gown from fading in the background, I went with some eye-catching details like those laser cut sandals, and embellished clutch, and paired it my favorite neutral polish. I’m wearing this nail polish right now as I type this, and I love its pinkish, gray, lavender tones for fall. If you want a neutral look that is far from basic and very versatile, go neutral, but go with a dress like this!

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Rory Beca MAID by Yifat Oren 

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Mismatched Neutral Bridesmaid Dresses

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These sweet and short wedding veils make for a beautiful wedding style.

Birdcage veils

Top row left to right: 1. Elodie Veil from BHLDN 2. Margo by Jaclyn Jordan. Photography By Petronella | Bottom row: 1. Percy Handmade ‘Parker’ Veil  Photography by Jemma Keech 2. Double Birdcage Veil by PowderBlueBijoux on Etsy

Can you believe that in over three years of Dress for the Wedding posts, I’ve never done a post about one of the most iconic styles of veils? It’s time we highlight the lovely look that comes with those most stylish and jaunty of veils:  birdcage veils!

Since both the birdcage and short blusher veil are short and face-framing, sometimes the terms are used interchangeably, but my understanding is that the birdcage is the shortest style of veil, which may just cover the cheek or eyes (especially the bandeau birdcage style. The birdcage veil often uses open netting, also known as Russian veiling, which gives that classic “cage” look and often also comes with a flower or small bit of ornamentation to accent it. This fashionable and demure wedding veil is especially popular style for a retro or vintage wedding style. The blusher veil is more often made of a more closely netted tulle or fine veiling, and this veil falls anywhere from slightly below the chin and can be as much as 30 inches in circumference, falling mid-arm, right where the bride holds her bouquet. Today we’ll just focus on the shortest styles of birdcages and short blushers ( With mid-length veils to follow in a post, soon. I promise!)

Both types of veils add a romantic mystery to the wearer and are a great partner with many styles of wedding gowns — especially with vintage gowns or simple wedding dresses –  and they make for an unforgettable statement bridal accessory. I’ve taken a look and found several to love, along with a few more ideas for where to find these veils to complete your wedding look!  Special thanks to Jaclyn Jordan of Jaclyn Jordan New York for her guidance on the differences between blushers and birdcages. See some of her beautiful pieces below!

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Birdcage wedding veil by Jaclyn Jordan New York. Image by Petronella Photography

Dot’ from Jaclyn Jordan New York  Photography By Petronella Photography

Romantic birdcage blusher wedding veil by Erica Elizabeth Designs on Etsy

Birdcage blusher veil tulle with blossoms and rhinestones by Erica Elizabeth Designs on Etsy

French net birdcage veil

French Net Birdcage Veil by Nina from Nordstrom

Retro Style Birdcage Veil with Chenille Dots and silk flower by PowderBlueBijoux on Etsy

Retro Style Birdcage Veil with Chenille Dots and silk flower by PowderBlueBijoux on Etsy

Leila Lace Birdcage Veil by Percy Handmade | Jarred Tyers Photography

Leila Lace Birdcage Veil by Percy Handmade on Etsy. Photography by Jarred Tyers Photography

Short birdcage veil Everlyesse Veil from BHLDN

Everlyesse Veil from BHLDN

Gold birdcage veil by Hushed Commotion handmade bridal accessories. Photography by Chellise Michael

Gold Veil by Hushed Commotion on Etsy. Photography by  Chellise Michael

Birdcage Veil from Sibo Designs on Etsy

Birdcage Veil from Sibo Designs on Etsy

'Margo' veil by Jaclyn Jordan New York

Margo’ veil by Jaclyn Jordan New York

Birdcage wedding veils | Elodie Veil from BHLDN

Elodie Veil from BHLDN

Pearl comb birdcage veil by Nina from Nordstrom

Freshwater Pearl Birdcage Veil by Nina from Nordstrom

Lace birdcage veil by PowderBlueBijoux on Etsy | Photography by Maru Photography

Lace birdcage veil by PowderBlueBijoux on Etsy. Photography by Maru Photography

Seraphine 'Cora' Veil

Seraphine ‘Cora’ Veil

Blusher veil by Erica Elizabeth Designs on Etsy

Full Blusher Veil by Erica Elizabeth Designs on Etsy

Handmade birdcage Veil by Percy Handmade | Jemma Keech Photography

Parker Bandeau Birdcage Veil by Percy Handmade. Jemma Keech Photography

Blusher veil by Powder Blue Bijoux

18 inch tulle blusher veil by PowderBlueBijoux

Double Birdcage Veil by PowderBlueBijoux

Double Birdcage Veil by PowderBlueBijoux on Etsy

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Earrings for Weddings

These styles are a beautiful way to frame your face, and to uniquely accent your wedding look.

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1. Kite Kaleidascope Drop Earrings by Adriana Orsini from Saks Fifth Avenue  2. Isis Crystal Pave Deco Drop Earrings by Adriana Orsini from Saks Fifth Avenue  3. kate spade new york ‘sweet sparkle’ cluster stud earrings  4. Bow Crystal Earrings by Ben Amun from Shopbop  5.  Kendra Scott ‘Alex” Drop Earrings  in White Mother of Pearl from Nordstrom 6. ‘Bitter not Sweet’ earrings by ABS by Allen Schwartz from Saks Fifth Avenue 7. Garden Gate Crystal Pave Drop Earrings by Adriana Orsini from Saks Fifth Avenue  8. ‘Young and Innocent’ Crystal Earrings by Erickson Beamon from Saks Fifth Avenue

As you can see, earrings can make a statement all their own. Want a little edgy statement? Try pair #1. For a beachy or boho look try pair #5. For a modern glam style try #6, and for an opulent look try pair# 7.

If you’re still searching for that perfect pair, I’ll share with you the places I always look first: you really can’t go wrong with a pair of anything by Adriana Orsini, I also absolutely love Ben-Amun, kate spade new yorkErickson Beamon, ABS by Allen Schwartz, Nina Bridal, Carolee, and any pair selected by the stylists at BHLDN.  Here are a few I have had my eye on:

Bridal earrings

1.Portia earrings 2.  Brassica Chandeliers 3. James Earrings 4. Cara Earrings

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Bridal earrings by LottieDaEarrings on Etsy

Image and earrings by LottieDaEarrings on Etsy

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This deep red lace gown makes for the perfect Mother-of-the-Bride look for fall and winter weddings.

Burgundy lace formal gown

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It seems that each fall I’m taken with a new merlot or burgundy gown like this one, and this fall season is no different! I also seem to love pairing these gowns with harvest tones like gold, burgundy, topaz and citrine, because the look I did last year had some similar shades!  This particular gown has my heart because of the beautiful lace, stunning keyhole back, andexquisite neckline. To accessorize, you can leave the neckline open or accent it with a pretty necklace. This gown would make a fantastic Mother-of-the-Bride gown, a fall bridesmaid dress, or a fabulous formal gown to take you through black tie events through the holidays.

burgundy lace mother of the bride gownkeyhole back deep red lace gown

Dress:  Tadashi ‘Auburn’ Corded Lace Gown (Available in both Regular & Petite) by Tadashi Shoji from Nordstrom

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Gorgeous Wedding Shoes by Christian Louboutin!

If you’re a lover of Christian Louboutin’s heels with their striking red soles,  you probably can’t imagine walking down the aisle in any other shoe!

Louboutin shoes for weddings

 

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1. Ibiza Half D’Orsay Pump from Nordstrom. (Also try the Glitter Blade Heel Pumps from Saks Fifth Avenue) | 2.Private Number Glitter Slingback Pumps from Saks Fifth Avenue | 3. Ibiza Lamé D’Orsay Pumps from Saks Fifth Avenue | 4. ‘Follies Strass’ Pointy Toe pumps from Nordstrom | 5.Beloved’ Laser Cut Half D’Orsay Pump   |6. ‘Top Vague’ Scalloped Crystal Pumps from Bergdorf Goodman  | 7. Youpiyou Glittered Red Sole Sandal from Neiman Marcus | 8.Demi You Glittered Red Sole Pump, Rosette Gold at Neiman Marcus

If you’ve fallen for statement stilettos,  you’ll probably want to wear a pair on your wedding day!  There’s plenty to adore about these sexy and daring shoes, with their sparkling finishes and gorgeous proportions. In fact, Christian Louboutin shoes were shown with several collections at the most recent Bridal Fashion week, and it was clear that these designer shoes are the perfect accompaniment to a couture wedding dress. While some specialty bridal shoe styles are available only from directly from the Christian Louboutin flagship site and online store , there are also some top luxury retailers who carry theses beautiful styles that make for unforgettable wedding shoes.   Above and below are some of my picks for the most wedding-ready Louboutins.

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