funky bridesmaid dresses

Twirl Lexington Dress of the Week 7/16/10


My favorite dress this week is actually a line of bridesmaid dresses.  The designer Chloe & Reese has a bridesmaid line called Ardour and it is, in a word, fabulous!  It was specifically designed with the bride and/or or her bridal party in mind.  It's fun and flirty; perfect for the bride who is looking for something unique for either her girls or herself. 

The dress is short.  The bodice is form-fitting with several necklines available including: strapless, scoop neck, v-neck, and one shoulder.  The skirt starts at the natural waistline and is gathered to form a full party skirt that hits 2-3 inches above the knee.  Available in many colors, the fabric is a tightly woven silk faille that holds it's shape very well and really makes the dress.

The best thing about this dress is the fact that it gives you so many options to accessorize, and what girl doesn't like her accessories?  It looks great with some fun & funky shoes (flat or high heel) and/or a brightly printed clutch.  You could also pair it up with some custom jewelry, which could also be the gifts for bridesmaids; I would recommend a slightly chunky, colorful, 15-20 inch necklace.

The dress is very versatile, working for both modern and vintage weddings, and is basic enough to be worn again and again.  It is a distinct look that can work outside of a wedding as well.  For example, Vanessa Minnillo wore this dress to the Kentucky Derby this year.  Ardour has just come out with this dress in both short and long bridal gowns.  Whether the dress is for an engagement party, bridal shower/luncheon, or the bridesmaids, it is a dress that will capture everyone's attention.

Jewelry provided by Sally F. Billings of sallyb.  Clutch provided by Elizabeth J. Sexton of b.jolley.  Both available at Twirl Lexington.

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