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A Surprising J.Crew Bridesmaid

You all are going to think I’ve completely lost my marbles this Monday morning, but stick with me! If you’ve been planning your wedding for any length of time you surely know not all brides have the same fashion sense, and thankfully we’ve gotten to a place where this is embraced.  You don’t want to wear white? Great!  Don’t want a long frilly ballgown? Fabulous! 

And what about your ‘maids? We’re all completely over the “put a big bow on their butts and make them ‘ugly’ ensembles”, right? Even so, maybe the dresses you’ve seen on the rack just don’t…jive with your wedding theme. Well please feel free – even excited! – to think outside of the traditional box.  If J.Crew just isn’t for you….think again. Maybe it is.

Scrap the idea of bridesmaids dresses all together!

Whoa! I know I probably just offended a bunch of you with this. A button down white shirt with a pencil skirt and cardigan? Have I lost my mind? No.  Add a great nude peep-toe, a long beautiful necklace, maybe a flower hair clip, and you’re in business for a casual garden wedding.

See? 😉

Love it! These ladies have the same basic uniform but chose shirts and accessories that worked for them.  Just another example of what an open mind can do for you! Added bonus: Your girls can honestly wear these clothes again!

** Would you consider this style for your bridesmaids? **


Cardigan, White Shirt, Pencil Skirt   ~ All from J.Crew (not actual clothes shown in wedding)
{Photos by Lang Photographers – go see this beautiful wedding HERE!}


8 responses

  1. oooh i like it!

    January 31, 2011 at 3:52 AM

  2. That is a great idea! Cute find. 🙂

    January 31, 2011 at 9:03 AM

  3. Cindy

    Great idea! I wouldn’t use it myself (need dresses as our ceremony is pretty formal and in a huge Catholic basilica) but I think it would be awesome for an outdoor/casual wedding. And I want this outfit for work so maybe I can convince my sister to do this for her wedding 😉

    January 31, 2011 at 1:23 PM

  4. Cindy

    Also I’m a big fan of dresses with cardigans on bridesmaids!

    January 31, 2011 at 1:25 PM

  5. liz

    Wow I have never seen this before! Such a great post and idea!

    January 31, 2011 at 6:38 PM

  6. Fabulous post! This could be so perfect for a sweet wedding!

    January 31, 2011 at 11:55 PM

  7. I love this idea I am a pencil skirt kind of gal!

    February 1, 2011 at 1:45 AM

  8. Alicia

    I LOVE this! I absolutely love any nontraditional bridesmaid looks.

    February 2, 2011 at 12:45 PM

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