I love short bridesmaid dresses and every wedding I've been in we've worn short dresses which I think looks really cute. I'm also a huge fan of adding a punch of color with your bridesmaids dresses so I say dress up your girls in some bright fun colors!
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Love this magenta color and the ruffle embellishments on the first two. On the last one, I'd add a simple silver belt to add some style to it. You don't need much jewelry to these dresses either, I would just add a few bangles to all of these dresses for just a bit of bling.
I also love bridal parties where the girls aren't all wearing the exact same dresses. I think that if the bride picks out a color scheme that everyone sticks to, then your girls can buy dresses that flatter their own body types and ensure that they are spending money on a dress that they truly like.
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Darcy let her bridesmaids choose their own black dresses and she accessorized them all with her DIY belts! And the best part? From head to toe, all the bridesmaids looks were $50 or less! Click here to see the feature on Ruffled!
(click here to see the rest of Darcy and Gary's wedding)
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