SimplyBridal’s Presents Spring 2012 Bridesmaid Dress Trends

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SimplyBridal, an online wedding retailer, announces its list of 9 trends for spring 2012 bridesmaid dresses.

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Since bridesmaids often pay for their own dresses, they want something that they can wear over and over again. As conventions for weddings have relaxed, so has the dress code for brides and bridesmaids. is the place to check out exquisite dresses at competitive prices. As part of its bridesmaid collection launch, SimplyBridal is announcing its nine spring 2012 bridesmaid trends.

"Since bridesmaids often pay for their own dresses, they want something that they can wear over and over again. As conventions for weddings have relaxed, so has the dress code for brides and bridesmaids. This spring, many bridesmaids will have youthful, fresh, and reusable dresses" said media contact Harper Butler.

1. Lace
Since the royal wedding and Sarah Burton’s newest Alexander McQueen collection, lace has been omnipresent from the wedding dress, the wedding cake, and table decor. The latest invasion has taken place in bridesmaid gowns. While a full lace overlay will remain the bride’s domain, lace details in the form of sleeves, paneling, and boleros will be irresistible.

The floral pattern is a fresh breath of air after a winter of solid, heavy fabrics. In the past, this is a great choice for more casual weddings. However, material, rather than cut or color has increasingly been a measure of formality. A high quality floral gown is now acceptable at formal weddings.

3. Choice
This popular wedding trend mimics a colorful bouquet. The bride gives a color palette, but allows her bridesmaids to choose the style, silhouette, and fabric. This allows each woman to choose the most flattering bridesmaid gown for herself and creates a vibrant, diverse bridal party.

4. The Wrap Dress
First made a wardrobe staple by Diane von Furstenberg in the 1970s, the wrap dress is infinitely adaptable and easy to wear. Whether brides pick out a wrap dress or allow bridesmaids to choose their own, it is a sweet, sexy, and feminine choice. For an added twist, women can wear it backwards for a bateau neckline and a plunging V back.

5. Vintage
The vintage trend is still going strong! Although bridesmaids will be wearing many flapper and drop waist dresses for Prohibition-styled weddings, sweet and sexy Marilyn Monroe styled bridesmaid dresses will be all the rage. 2012 is definitely a more sensual year for bridesmaid fashion.

6. Bright Color
Brides are following mainstream fashion in their color choices. The runways of Spring 2012 exhibited bright colors and we'll be seeing lots of bridesmaid dresses in bold colors (tangerine, emerald, and fuschia) or with bright accents (such as accessories, sashes, and details).

7. Black
While it's sure to become more present for formal fall and winter weddings, this spring black will be introduced as a chic and classic color.

8. Variety of Necklines
Necklines will be a point of interest this spring. While the strapless neckline will be the favorite, the bateau neckline will also be very popular, the bateau, single strap, and scooped necklines offer fashionable and more comfortable alternatives. Many bridesmaids will be wearing simple dresses with interesting details around the neck or shoulders.

9. Color blocking
This graphic and dramatic trend is perfect for spring weddings. The bright and unexpected bursts of color parallel the typical wedding palette. Bridesmaids can play it safe by choosing readymade multi-colored frocks or wearing a peplum or cardigan in a matching color. More fashionably adventurous women can wear contrasting colors. To avoid too much dissonance, bridesmaids should stick with a maximum of three colors.

About SimplyBridal:
SimplyBridal is an online retailer that simplifies the entire bridal process by putting the best wedding products and services directly into the hands of our users worldwide. We accomplish this mission by offering a selection of quality bridal products; providing an excellent, worry-free purchase experience; providing the best set of bridal resources and content; and offering beautiful, superior-quality wedding dresses that won't break the budget. Our service grew from the desire to offer brides-to-be with elegant, luxurious and high-quality gowns that use only the finest fabrics-minus the monumental cost and corporate red tape. SimplyBridal merges the mom-and-pop dress shop feel with the professionalism and quality of a global brand. Every bride deserves the dress of her dreams. At SimplyBridal, she can find it. Browse our collection at or contact the company at press(at)simplybridal(dot)com or (213) 375-5354.

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