Wedding Gown and Bridesmaid Dress Pairings: Formal

If you're planning a formal wedding, the bridesmaid dresses should complement your gown. Start by taking a close look at your gown's fabric, silhouette, and style, and use our pairings to help you determine a shopping strategy.

Trendsetter

Two of our favorite trends from the Fall 2012 collections—colorful bridal gowns and white bridesmaids dresses—are even more striking when viewed in tandem. As a pair, this pale-aqua organza gown from Romona Keveza and nearly white knee-length dress by Jenny Yoo assert a bold perspective that's still soft and utterly feminine.

Wedding dress, style RK263, $11,495, Romona Keveza; bridesmaid dress, Keira/1281, $265, Jenny Yoo