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The Skinny on Bridesmaids Attire

There are no rules anymore when it comes to bridesmaid attire! Same color palette, different styles. Same style, different colors. Or the traditional, all the same. Short. Long. Solid. Pattern. When selecting the attire your favorite ladies will wear to your wedding, there are several elements to consider! Here is a graphic to help guide you and get you started. 


This year, there are a number of trends in bridesmaid attire:

  • Cold-shoulder
  • Florals
  • Sequins
  • Tiered ruffles
  • Velvet
  • Celestial-inspired
  • Jumpsuits
  • The color nostalgia rose
  • One-shoulder
  • Lace
  • Slits
  • Jewel tones
  • Wrap styles
  • Separates
  • High necklines

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And where should you shop for bridesmaid’s dresses? Keep it local! There are several bridal boutiques here in town that also carry bridesmaid attire, including Ania Bridal (521 SW 11th Ave. #100), Anna’s Bridal Boutique (402 N. State St., Lake Oswego), and Charlotte’s Weddings & More (8925 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway).

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