Best of 2017: Bridesmaids

Words by Lucy Wright
January 1, 2018

Happy New Year folks! We’re pumped to be kicking off 2018 with the first of our ‘Best of’ series, rounding up some of the most popular bridesmaid looks for the year that was.

Top picks championed individual styles with fashion forward designs, sure to be loved and worn beyond the big day. We saw plenty of mixed prints, colour blocking and complimentary tones as well as embellishments like sequins, pleats and plenty of lace.

We loved the variety of bridesmaid styles we saw in 2017 and could easily have included loads more images! For more inspiration, be sure to pop over to Pinterest.

Best of 2017: Bridesmaids | mixed boho dresses by Grace Loves Lace
Matylda's girls wore mixed Grace Loves Lace dresses in subtle shades, perfectly complimenting their protea bouquets by North St Botanical. Lens legend Oli Sansom captured Matylda and Shane’s outback wedfest, which you can see in full here.
Best of 2017: Bridesmaids | modern black dressed in mixed styles
Amy's sisters opted for little black dresses in various styles from ASOS and we loved those asymmetrical off-shoulder looks. Image by Tess Follett from Giles and Amy’s glam Echuca wedding. Catch it in full here.
Best of 2017: Bridesmaids | mismatched Zimmermann dresses
Perfectly mismatched, Hannah's bridesmaids were given free rein to choose their own Zimmermann dresses. Image by Lara Hotz from Hannah and Luke’s chilled Surry Hills wedding. Catch it in full here.
Best of 2017: Bridesmaids | white Ellery dresses
What's good for the bride is good for her bridesmaids! Peta wears Ellery and so do her girls, coupling their modern shift dresses with chunky Black Mule heels from The Iconic. Image by Justin Aaron from Peta and Gerard’s Carriageworks wedding. Catch it in full here.
Best of 2017: Bridesmaids | blush sequinned dress
Adding a little sparkle to Josh and Vicki’s cattle station wedding, the bridesmaids wore glittering blush dresses in different styles from ASOS. Skye from SB Creative Co was behind the lens and you can catch the whole glam shebang here.
Best of 2017: Bridesmaids | black lace dresses and jumpsuits
Simone's bride tribe paired black lace Bianca Spender tops by with a mix of black skirts and pants for a contemporary bridal party look. And isn't the bride's Aelkemi dress a stunner? Image by James Simmons from Simone and Matt’s Fremantle wedding. See the whole story here.
Best of 2017: Bridesmaids | mixed grey and silver dresses
Charlie and Si’s Christchurch wedding had a strong eclectic theme, which the bridesmaids carried through with mixed grey and silver dresses from ASOS. Captured by Charlotte Sowman, see the whole thing here.
Best of 2017: Bridesmaids | two-tone yellow and white skirt and top
Sunny and simple, Sophie's girls wore yellow wrap skirts by Miss Crabb paired with white camisole tops. Catch more of Sophie and Ben’s Lake Tarawera wedding by Bespoke Photography right here.
Best of 2017: Bridesmaids | modern dresses in cool tones
With a brief of 'ocean colours' Sarah's girls chose their own dresses from various designers in a complimentary palette. Captured by Greta Kenyon, see Sarah and Patrick’s Auckland wedding in full here.
Best of 2017: Bridesmaids | mixed floral print maxi dresses
Mixed floral print maxis from ASOS had these maids looking the part for Aimee and Nathan’s relaxed backyard bash. Image by CJ Williams, catch the whole story here.
Best of 2017: Bridesmaids | pleated pastel pink skirts and white cami tops
Katie’s bridesmaids kept things pretty and relaxed with simple cami tops and blush pink skirts from Glassons. Captured by Bespoke Photography, see Katie and Matt’s Whangamata wedding here.


Header image James Simmons | Other images as captioned |

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