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All White?

  |   By Nicole Keen

Image courtesy Alfred Angelo.

Here's another bit of interesting historical wedding trivia for you: Queen Victoria's bridesmaids all wore white to her wedding! At first I wasn't so sure about this idea—would the bride stand out enough? It is her moment to shine after all. However, after finding numerous examples of totally stylish all-white wedding parties on the web, I think I might be coming around to the concept.


All White?

The key to success? Make sure the bridesmaids' white dresses are distinctly different from your own gown. For instance, if you're wearing a full-length dress, put them in shorties, or vice versa. Another option? Accent their dresses with a splash of colour such as a satin ribbon tied at the waist, or choose dresses that are simple and less embellished than your own. Lastly, fabric is a great way to create distinction. If you're wearing lace, choose laid-back cotton or lustrous satin for your girls. I've rounded up a few fashionable white bridesmaids' dresses for you to peruse. So, what do you think of putting your bridesmaids in white? Is it a definite do or a disastrous no-no?

This article was originally published on Jan 21, 2010

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