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Vintage vs. Modern Bridesmaid Dresses–Take Your Pick!

You know the old expression: something old, something new.

1. This Blush Beaded Vintage Bridesmaid Dress

Style tip: Have your bridesmaids pair it with pretty era silver earrings.

2. This Long Strapless Bridesmaid Dress in Navy

Style tip: Mimic the asymmetric cut by having your bridesmaids wear pretty vintage hair clips.

3. This Silver V-Neck Bridesmaid Dress with a Rhinestone Belt

A simple sparkly belt, like the one on this Kleinfeld Bridal Party dress, is really all you need to take a simple silhouette from elegant to sophisticated vintage.

Style Tip: Look into finding a pair of sparkly vintage clips to add to your bridesmaids’ shoes.

4. This Off-The-Shoulder Tulle Bridesmaid Dress

Ask your bridesmaids to wear this off-the-shoulder tulle style and they’ll look straight out of a bygone era. We love it in this pink hue but you can also find it in a deep ocean blue, rich plum, and neutral toffee hue.

Style Tip: A pretty tulle dress like this one calls for soft hairstyles (down or half-up) and dainty accessories.

5. This Beaded Bridesmaid Dress in Pink

A lot of dresses for vintage weddings involve beading, and this one is no different. The extra beading at the natural waist on this style is super flattering, while the spaghetti straps offer the support that your bridesmaids will more than likely appreciate.

Style Tip: With all the beading going on, you won’t need much more than a pair of simple earrings or a bracelet to style this bridesmaid dress.

6. This One-Shoulder Black Modern Bridesmaid Dress

One idea to start your hunt on what to wear to modern weddings is to filter by neckline. For example, a one-shoulder style (like on this dress) is inarguably fitting for a modern wedding. We also love that it comes in a variety of colors–from wear-it-again black to pine green, bright burgundy, dark blue, and more.

Style Tip: Highlight the modern neckline by having your bridesmaids wear their hair back!

7. This Open-Back Modern Bridesmaid Dress in Charcoal

When you’re considering what to wear to modern weddings, know this: A modern bridesmaid dress doesn’t have to be over-the-top. This simple bridesmaid dress in a neutral charcoal color is streamlined and modern in the front and features a fun open back with criss-cross straps.

Style Tip: Choose accessories that are simple and mimic the dress style.

8. This Fitted Open Back Black Modern Bridesmaid Dress

There is something so sophisticated about a long black dress with an open scoop back. This one by Kleinfeld Bridal Party is proof in point.

Style Tip: A streamlined silhouette like this is the perfect backdrop to highlight big dramatic modern earrings and accessories!

9. This High-Neck Bridesmaid Dress in Rose Pink

Sweet meets modern on this bridesmaid dress with its high tank neckline, small back cut-out and long dramatic bow in the back.

Style Tip: The heavier satin fabric makes this dress totally appropriate for the colder months. If you’re getting married in fall or even wintertime, pair it with a pretty jacket or sweater for a custom look.

10. This Long, Open-Back Bridesmaid Dress in Navy

A square neckline with a streamlined silhouette is another way to achieve a modern style. Plus, the cinched natural waistline makes this dress easily one of the more flattering options you can find.

Style Tip: Because this bridesmaid dress is fairly simple, feel free to add some seriously sparkly earrings.