The Most Popular Bridesmaid Dress Colours, Fabrics, and Silhouettes
Bridesmaid Dress Colour Trends in Nigeria
Colours are nearly the first thing a bride chooses when thinking of what her bridesmaids will wear. The style of the dress is secondary – it would always be figured out later.
For a modern bride who loves to flow with the trend, these are currently the most popular bridesmaid colours in Nigeria: champagne, white, gold, peach, royal blue, navy blue, powder blue, light blue, silver-grey, light pink, red, coral, dusty rose, peach, blush, rose, pink, blush, light pink, Fuschia pink, hot pink, burgundy, plum, grape, lavender, purple, mauve, grape, eggplant, ivory, cream, carton colour, taupe, and emerald green.
Note that those are not the only colours that Nigerian brides choose to make their bridesmaids’ dresses, but they are the most popular. Most of the classic bridesmaid dress colours are still trending strong.
Finally, do not be afraid to be different or choose popular bridesmaid dress colours if you feel strongly so. Just be sure that your groomsmen suits, chief bridesmaid and bridesmaids dress colours will look good in photos if everyone is in a group photograph.
If you’re wondering whether any set of colours will match, check out our list of assorted colour combinations.
HINT: When looking to break the rules, with regards to going against the classic bridesmaid colours, ask yourself if you’ll still be happy with what you see in the group bridal party pictures if your unconventional bridesmaid dress colour goes out of style in the future.
If yes, by all means, go for it. Keep in mind that traditionally, bridesmaid dresses are not in very bright or bold colours. Instead, the all-time classic bridesmaid dress colours are soft or neutral shades, and that’s why they are still in fashion to date.
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Bridesmaid Dress Shapes/ Silhouette Trends
Every dress is cut into a specific shape on the body side (or bodice), which forms the dress overall style. Silhouette refers to the shape of a dress on the body area.
The most popular bridesmaid dress cuts (or silhouettes) in Nigeria are still the styles that are fitted on the body (bodycon-like) referred to as sheath style bridesmaid dresses.
A few brides choose non-fitted bridesmaid dresses such as empire waist bridesmaid styles and A-line or princess-cut bridesmaid silhouette.
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A word of advice for you: when asking ‘what your bridesmaids should wear’, remember that the girls in your bridesmaid squad have different body shapes and sizes, and not everyone has the flat tummy to pull off a fitted bridesmaid dress.
So, consider the body types of your bridesmaids when choosing their dress style, and ensure to offer options that everyone will be comfortable in.
Bridesmaid Dress Fabric Trends in Nigeria
Talking about fabrics, satin-smooth is still one of the most popular bridesmaid dress materials in Nigeria. We’re seeing some brides steer away from that trend to choose patterned fabrics such as flowery jacquard, sequined materials, and even ankara.
We’re also seeing a trend where brides in Nigeria are shifting from the traditional single-colour and smooth fabric bridesmaid dresses. We also see dark-themed bridesmaid dresses that don’t look like mourning dresses at all.
We see many of the classic bridesmaid dress fabrics such as (satin in single colours) still trending strong.
Lengths: What’s the Most Popular Bridesmaid Dress Length?
Gone are the days when bridesmaid dresses had to be very long. These days, we’re seeing shorter lengths, especially knee-length dresses for the bride’s squad. With that being said, floor-length bridesmaid dresses are the most popular in Nigeria.
Takeaways: Adding a Modern Twist To Your Bridesmaids ‘ Dresses
Bridesmaid fashion has changed over the years, with younger brides breaking the rules and giving us lavishly beautiful and edgy new styles, and bolder colours of dresses for your ‘maids. We’re all here for it.
For a modern bride, it’s now all about switching up the traditional bridesmaid dress styles and packing a punch to make it look and feel more ‘now’ and younger. Nigerian brides are not coming to play.
We’re seeing them take bold moves with how they outfit their girl-squad, from bridesmaid dresses with thigh-high slits to chic bridesmaid gowns with shoulder cape, to pantsuit bridesmaid dresses and more new styles.
Styling your ‘maids is something worth putting some time and thoughts to because the pictures that will come after the wedding will stay forever. Your bridal party’s outfit colours need to be cohesive with the decor and ambience of your wedding venue, and the above tips and advice will help you get it right.
Some of the new bridesmaid dress trends look like everyday outfits and will make budget bridesmaids excited as they can re-wear their dresses again and af=gain after the wedding.
I’m talking of the tye-and-dye adire and ankara bridesmaid dresses, the bridesmaid dresses in floral/ flower prints and the pantsuit bridesmaid dresses (all above).
That’s all on what’s trending in the bridesmaid fashion scene in Nigeria. The bridesmaid dress trends in Nigeria is so diverse that everyone will find s style and colour that suits their taste.
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Now, I’d like to hear from you – which of the above 15 Nigerian bridesmaid dress trends is your best? Also, what’s your best bridesmaid dress colour and fabric? Also, what do you think about the black or dark coloured bridesmaid dress trend, is it something you can go for?
Finally, is there any latest bridesmaid dress trend that you spotted at a recent Nigerian wedding and think should be included in this post? Tell me in the comment section, and let’s keep the conversation going.