Photo Credit: @stephanierogersphotography
Let’s discuss our favorite things for fall RN: Halloween treats, non-PSL sips, and every single new collection of bridal wear that came out of fall bridal market. Oh! And one more thing: velvet dresses. We posted a pic of a smoke show girl squad yesterday, all wearing velvet gowns, and guess what - your 😍😍😍 matched ours over here. 100p. That, our friends, is what velvet does. It makes everyone a believer.
Hold up, while we refresh your memory.
Photo Credit: @alyssamcelhenyphotography
Aren’t they gorg? And not just because the autumnal, rose goldy-copper-blush color is on-point AF (pulls in that protea palette brilliantly). Moreover, we just love how the velvet photographs. The light and shadowing in the shot is absolutely stunning, it just illuminates the striking texture on the gown - so soft, so feminine, so rich.
We actually feel like we found a [sewing] needle in a haystack with this post, because truthfully you don’t see bridal parties decked out in velvet dresses every day - next to chiffon, cotton, crepe, organza, silk and tulle, that is. These fabrications own the maids market, but velvet is in a class of its own, and for the brides who choose it for their girls, you get allllll of our 🙌 You ballsy brides, you. We admire your risks and we honor you with reposts (ones that just happen to get hundreds of comments from brides and maids who want to do what you did with their own ‘I Dos’).
Dresses: @moniquelhuillier for @bellabridesmaids
And for the designers who do it right, we salute you, too!! If it weren’t for your velveteen queen curiosity, we wouldn’t have these killer captures to curate from on Insta. So bravo!
We actually chatted with the team responsible for outfitting the 2nd trendy tribe - Jenny Yoo - and here’s what they had to say about velvet vibes:
“Velvet seems to be an unexpected choice for bridesmaids, but for all of its benefits, it’s no wonder why the fabric is rising in popularity. Our velvet styles are lightweight, soft, and have great elasticity, making them easy to fit, and very figure flattering. The texture of the fabric is extremely forgiving and looks great on all body types. We love to play with colors in velvet: looking incredibly rich in deeper colors, it makes a perfect choice for a fall, winter, or even early spring wedding.”
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And for anyone who worries about velvet being too heavy for the whole group, heed this advice:“A full bridal party’s worth of velvet styles looks both elegant and effortless at the same time, and it makes a beautiful rich statement. Incorporating velvet into a mixed bridal party is a great way to add texture and dimension. And the luxe quality of the fabric can definitely help your Maid or Matron of Honor stand out among the other bridesmaids.”
Dresses: @twobirdsbridesmaid for @bellabridesmaids
So, it can be used universally OR offered as an extra special option for the HBIC. LOVVVVVEE.
Even though you can’t find velvet for bridesmaids as readily as you can find chiffon choices, for instance, we did some research to bring you some of the best finds in this fabrication - some from bridesmaid designers and some from RTW ateliers.
They’re all 👌.
Jumpsuit: twobirds Bridesmaid
Dress: Laundry by Shelli Segal Long Velvet Column Dress
Dress: Edison Velvet Dress in Black
Dress: WHITE by Vera Wang Crepe and Velvet Bridesmaid Dress with Open Back
Dress: Betsy and Adam Slanted Neckline Stretch Velvet Sheath Gown
Dress: Laundry by Shelli Segal Velvet Cold-Shoulder Gown
Dress: Ellis Gown in Emerald
Dress: Logan Gown in Emerald
Dress: Logan Gown in English Rose
Dress: Sullivan Gown in Dark Berry
Dress: AQUA Off-the-Shoulder Fluted Velvet Gown
Dress: Edison Velvet Dress in Burgundy