After the proposal; telling everyone the news, and the bachelorette party comes the big day. The wedding. After months of touring venues, arranging flowers, and choosing the perfect wedding dress, comes one important thing- the bridesmaids. Whether for sisters, cousins, or best friends, finding the perfect dress to accompany the bride becomes a top priority in planning a wedding.

This year, one bridesmaid dress trend worth highlighting is off-shoulder gowns. A curtain of shoulders flowing the aisle, as the bride trails behind, brings poise and grace, and an off-shoulder gown is a great way to amplify a bridal party. Different from a strapless gown, an off-shoulder dress can be found with all sleeve lengths and styles, making them a year-round trend, perfect for every season.

An off-shoulder gown can be elegantly portrayed in muted tones such as silver, or pink. The subtle shine of silver stands alone, while also elevating the glow of a bridal white. With that, a form-fitting silhouette illusions statuesque figures that compliment that wedding star in her volume-for-days gown. For something more stand-out, try the same look in dark colors, like navy.

Silver Brocade Off Shoulder Gown Theia

Another high rating trend in the bridesmaid realm is sequins- and now sequins are being thrown onto off-shoulder gowns more than ever. Where jewelry may seem necessary, a gold, or perhaps purple, sequin is accessory enough.

Photo Credit: Chelsea Anderson Photography.

Of course, there are always frock options for those searching for cocktail dresses, and stepping out from the usual gown. Going bold with an off-shoulder of red, paired with gold clutches, or blue shoes is ideal for the flirty maid-of-honor or a quirky row of your closest friends. A sleeve with flare, if a sleeve you dare. At weddings, everything wants to be memorable, and a unique, off-shoulder bridesmaid dress is no exception.

Cherry Red Off the Shoulder Bell Sleeve Cocktail Dress Badgley Mischka

From traditional to colorful, having bridesmaids bring regular strapless gowns up a notch with an off-shoulder frock will have your guests in grins and your photo album looking sharp, until death do you part.

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Cover photo photography by Chelsea Anderson Photography.