A guide to one shoulder bridesmaid dresses
I must confess, it’s taken me a while to get on board with the one shoulder style. I have this weird sense that clothes should have perfect symmetry and it can really bother me if they don’t (my boyfriend has a football shirt that’s red on one side, white on the other which drives me crazy!).
Lately I’ve been trying to tone down the crazy and I’ve started to embrace the asymmetric trend and I came across some wonderful one shoulder bridesmaid dresses by some fantastic designers at The Dessy Group.
I love the fun shape of this first dress and I think it would look wonderful on a teenage bridesmaid. The second dress isn’t quite one shoulder, but the asymmetric detailing is Important and the delicate placing of chiffon makes for an elegant gown. The last dress of the three has a beautiful ‘cold shoulder’ detail that I adore and the empire waist and ruched fabric make it a flattering piece.
The details on these three dresses are what attracted me to them. I like the way the fabric covers half of a bustier top in the pink style above and the black belt on the middle style makes it something special. The third dress of this collection is something of a goddess gown. The drape of the fabric and the shine of the satin are clever tools to ensure that the dress is beautiful.
The dark plum number above has a wonderful bell sleeve that would be extremely striking on bouquet filled hands! The subtle scarf detail on the second dress is elegant and pretty and as I love a good ruffle, the last dress shown here in black is definitely one of my favourites!
The best thing about all the above dresses is that they are available in a wide range of beautiful colours, so they will fit perfectly into whatever your perfect colour scheme would be. I could spend hours on this website testing out different colour combinations (don’t tell anyone though).
We have some useful articles on how to dress your bridesmaids including a discussion on variety in the bridal party, and 5 ways to dress your bridesmaids. If you’re a bride and you’re also thinking of going for the one shoulder look, this gallery of one shoulder dresses from the 2012 collections might inspire you!