Wedding Wednesday: What to Wear Bridesmaids

Wedding Wednesday: What to Wear Bridesmaids

A cheery yellow dress is so fun. But how do you pair it with shoes and accessories? Here is Meghan’s request:

I love your what-to-wear guides, and was hoping you could help accessorize my bridesmaids for a May wedding. My girls are wearing J.Crew’s cotton cady dresses in Sour Lemon (there are 5 styles, 5 girls and each will be wearing a different dress).

We’re having a church ceremony, with the reception in an art gallery, and the palette is simple and natural – greens, brown, and cream. I know you’re planning your own wedding, and I recall seeing some yellow/orange dresses that you were looking at for your ‘maids. I’d love your help choosing shoes and accessories that my girls will love (and that aren’t too hard on the wallet!).

I’ve done two different options here. One that is bright and another that is more natural:

Shoes – If you’re going to wear a big yellow dress, you may as well have fun with it! Funky green pumps give the dress a kicky, vintage feel.
Earrings – Yellow ceramic flower studs.
Ring – A chunky cocktail ring.
Clutch – In printed canvas from Urban Outfitters.

Earrings – Green and ivory enamel studs from Forever21 look like little leaves.
Bangle – In wood and metal.
Shoes – Brown satin pumps with a bow.
Clutch – In printed canvas from Old Navy.

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  1. Meghan at 3:41 pm

    I love the “bright” options – the green shoes are unexpected, and give a pop of color to the outfit. I might have to purchase a pair for myself… Many thanks!

  2. Kate F. at 3:47 pm

    I saw those clutches in person at Old Navy yesterday. They are SO CUTE but very large (which I know is chic). I was tempted but resisted.

  3. Jenna at 9:42 pm

    I’ve decided to get the cotton cady strapless dress in sour lemon or pink to wear as my wedding dress (we’re having an unconventional wedding). Because they are web/catalogue exclusives, how does one go about picking the best colour/size with being able to try them on? Any advice?

  4. Meghan at 10:56 pm

    Jenna – J.Crew has an amazing group of wedding specialists that can assist you – (800)205-3877. They sent me swatches of the fabrics and colors that I was interested in, and once we made a decision sent a measuring tape and guidelines for how to measure yourself (or your bridesmaids). With your measurements, they will be able to tell you what size you should order in a specific dress. Good luck, and congrats!

  5. Jenna at 12:20 am

    Meghan – Thank you so much. That’s really great news. I hope they are open to dealing with Canadians! Yippee!