When you’re deciding on a wedding theme, consider what makes you two unique. Your big day should tell your love story! From the venue to the décor, every element can speak to who you are as a couple. One of our favorite themes is country. If you and your fiancé love cowboy boots and southern home cooking, consider tying the knot with an outdoor, rustic-chic ceremony. We have the perfect country bridesmaid dresses to make every detail of your big day perfect. Here are three stunning options for your southern belles.
Get the Look: Country Bridesmaid Dresses
There’s nothing more romantic than this timeless material. It looks lovely at any ceremony, but especially at an outdoor wedding. For your country-chic event, look for bridesmaid dresses that take this look for a modern spin. Remember that lace can be expensive. If you’re a true country girl, you know how to have fun (and look good doing it) on a budget. Let me introduce you to Kennedy Blue: a line of chic, affordable bridesmaid dresses.
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We love the new lace dresses from Kennedy Blue which perfectly combine casual and chic into some very flattering styles. Maddie has a unique halter neckline, fitted bodice, and is balanced with a full skirt. A feminine silhouette your girls could easily re-wear. That goes for Laura as well! This modern, strapless style is easy to accessorize, and one of my absolute favorites. Are these looks feeling too casual? Choose black lace and bring some glamour to your rustic affair.
For an outdoor ceremony, functionality is key. You don’t want the hem of the dress dragging on the ground! Instead of choosing a formal, floor-length gown, opt for a knee-length number. Not only will your ‘maids be more comfortable on a summer day, but they’ll look beautiful as they dance the night away. I think they pair best with cowboy boots, don’t you?
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Bill Levkoff is one of the industry’s top bridesmaid lines due to affordable prices and modern designs. You’ll find a variety of short gowns in their expansive collection, but I love the fit and neckline on style 153. The color options are unbeatable, too! Kennedy Blue offers another beautiful option with Chloe, marrying the elegance of a fitted V-neck top with the practicality of a knee length hem. The style is also flattering on almost every body type, so you’re girls are sure to love it!
One of the most important elements to look for is lightweight fabric. A lot of country weddings take place in mid-summer, so while satin is beautiful, your ‘maids will overheat! A lightweight chiffon dress is perfect for an outdoor wedding, bringing an air of elegance in an appropriate way. They’ll catch a breeze beautifully, and keep your friends cool as they stand beside you. This fabric works for short or long gowns, so it gives you a lot more silhouette options.
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Chiffon is a must-have fabric these days, so you’ll find plenty of country bridesmaid dresses designed with it. Once again, Kennedy Blue offers a few stunning options, including Olivia. This long, chiffon gown has a flattering sweetheart neckline and ruched bodice. Pair it with a colorful statement necklace for a modern look. Bill Levkoff love to use chiffon, so there were too many options to choose from. Style 496 caught my eye; its cap sleeves and pleated bodice are both flattering and unique.
Country Accessory Trends
I can’t just give you a list of bridesmaid dresses without including some accessory ideas. To keep your ‘maids warm, consider jean shirts, flannels, or cardigans. They’re great for photo-ops, and there’s nothing like a fashionable and practical accessory. Cowboy boots are an obvious option, but riding boots with warm, knee-high socks are adorable for autumn. If you want a heel, consider comfortable wedges or espadrilles. TOMS are cute for the big day, and your friends won’t mind adding them to their shoe collection.
These country style bridesmaid dresses are perfect for an outdoor ceremony. Pair them with a bouquet of wildflowers and your maids will look lovely as they stand by your side.
Which look is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section!
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