So today I have a style edit for you all! Recently, Weddington Way contacted me about styling one of their bridesmaids dresses. They wanted me to put together a look that not only I loved, but that the bride loved as well. I wanted something totally classic and elegant for this look. I have always been completely mortified and get second hand embarrassment when I see a beautiful wedding, but the bridesmaids dresses and accessories are in shambles. I wanted a look where any sort of girl could look so pretty and put together in this ensemble.
I am obsessed with my outcome. I love how I paired muted colors with some bold jewelry and played with some texture as well. I sort of stayed with fashion pieces rather than beauty bits. I liked the idea of showing one side of a complete look, because you can play with the beauty look that best suits yourself.
Without further adieu...
Dress : Weddington Way (in Crystal Blue) | Shoes : Stuart Weitzman | Clutch : Zara | Earrings : Baublebar | Rings : Catbird NYC | Nail Polish : Essie
So I went with the Watter 9531 Dress in the color 'Crystal Blue'. I love the muted pastel shade and I think it can seriously look good on any body shape. I hate when bridesmaids dresses are not fitted right and don't complement the shape of the girl. I think this fit is good on anyone, and if the bridesmaids want a muted color in different styles of dress, that is okay too. I also chose to use some peonies as a bouquet. Obviously, the final option is up to the bride, but I just thought the shape and color of the flower was so classic and really complemented the color of the dress.
Next I chose a super simple heel. The bride is the star of the show, and her bridesmaids should definitely not be upstaging her. I chose this heel because it's really elegant and simple, but isn't a huge statement. The color also styles well with the dress. It's a bit pricey at $398, but the shoes are well worth it and can be worn with numerous other looks.
I chose statement earrings, since the upper half of the bridesmaid is very simple. These opal drops are perfect. The opacity of the opal looks great with the dress, but the geometric design really stands out against the classic silhouette of the look.
I would have the bridesmaids have very similar hair to the one on the model in the dress. I love the low side bun, with maybe some whispy pieces of hair untucked and flowing. It's soft and subtle but looks amazing with the bare shoulders.
Also, I would have the girls wear no necklace, since the earrings are a big enough statement, and the look of the bare shoulders and décolletage is perfect for a wedding.
I wanted to keep the rest of the jewelry simple in general. I love the earrings, but I wanted the bridal party to rock some simple gold bands around their fingers. I love the idea of gold midi-rings, and regular rings decked out on both hands. The hands would then be topped off with some classic nude pink polish. The gold rings atop nude pink fingernails is a match made in heaven.
For my last addition, I would give the look some texture by adding a fur clutch. The white clutch against a dusty blue dress is so understated and timeless. It's also at a great price point and can be styled with countless other looks.
You can create any beauty look with this edit. A simple champagne eye with look amazing with an added cat-eye liner and a coral lip!
How would you style this dress? Or any bridesmaids dress? Go to WeddingtonWay.Com and create your own looks!