With the arrival of Topshop Bride I thought it was about time we took a proper look at the brand for something other than skinny jeans or leather jackets, and instead go on the hunt for the perfect bridesmaid dress for the special ladies in your big day. You can head straight to all of the dresses by simply clicking the name of the dress in grey, and I have included the prices so you can quickly see which suit your budget, just don’t blame me when you end up buying one for yourself…
Muted Floral Print Maxi Dress
This flowing dress couldn’t epitomise femininity any more with it’s ruffles, floral print and fluted sleeves. It is super flattering thanks to the elbow-length sleeves, maxi skirt and elegant v-neck and it’s tie-waist cinches you in truly emphasising the feminine shape. I think this would look great on all body shapes, but don’t forget that it is floor-length so heels may be in order for the slightly more petite.
Lace Cape Maxi Dress
The dusty blue colour of this gorgeous dress gets a yes from me, and the cape detail adds a little something extra to an already pretty dress. Topshop have styled the dress with a pair of silver barely-there heels but I think this dress would really come into it’s own at a beach or festival wedding with a floral crown and long boho waves paired with simple sandals for an ethereal look.
Colour Block Midi Dress
Now I know this is a little different for a bridesmaid dress, but for a thoroughly modern bride I think this dress navigates the tricky balance between contemporary and formalwear beautifully. The pale blue is a popular and traditional choice for bridesmaid dresses (keeping Mum’s everywhere happy) however the black contrast bust keeps it edgy and modern. Hats off to Topshop, there aren’t many people getting the balance so spot on and there’s no doubt that modern brides everywhere will be rejoicing.
Slinky Drape Midi Dress
The high neck of this dress keeps it modest and demure, but the cheeky split from the wraparound skirt keeps it fashionable and on-trend. I love the nude colour and will look fabulous with most colour schemes, but I would swap out the chunky black heels Topshop have styled it with and instead team it with a pair of simpler barely-there heels or a pair of simple courts to keep it feminine and girlie.
Maternity Belted Cupro Midi Dress
We aren’t forgetting any mama’s-to-be who may make up a part of your bridal party, and this pretty dress masters style without compromising on comfort. Although relatively simple in design I think if you were to add a sparkly necklace, some pretty shoes and a statement clutch you could quickly glam up this dress so even the expecting can be a fashionable member of the bridal party!
Fatima Maxi Dress by TFNC
Now if this doesn’t ooze elegance I don’t know what does… Plus, at under £50 it is an absolute bargain! The dress features an open back to flash a bit of skin so keep jewellery minimal and understated to avoid looking overdone, but a statement shoe may be the place to add a bit of extra personality to the outfit if you are worried about it looking too simple due to the split at the leg.
There are so many great choices on Topshop for bridesmaid dresses, in fact I will own up to the fact that there are more than I expected. If you’re looking for something more traditional Topshop probably wouldn’t be the first place I would recommend, but if you are planning a slightly more contemporary wedding or something a little more alternative then they have a lot to offer. They also cater for a lot of budgets so you can tailor their search range by the amount you’re willing to spend, but for the more recognisably ‘wedding’ style dresses you will need to look towards the £125-£150 mark for each dress. All in all I would say Topshop is certainly something you should consider if budget is a big factor, or if you are looking for the slightly more unusual, but if you’re looking for traditional ASOS probably has more on offer at similar prices.