7 Real Bridal Parties Who Wore White

Breaking tradition has never looked so good

Updated 11/16/17

Courtesy of Anna Urban Wedding Photography

From mismatched dresses to metallic gowns and floral print confections, we’ve seen a lot of bridesmaid style trends. Our favorite as of late? Hint: it’s a little controversial, known to break bridal rules—white. Modern brides are dressing their bridesmaids in—gasp—the same color (or lack thereof!) that has always been reserved for them on the big day. We love a bride who’s confident enough to share her bridal look with her bride tribe!

And can we just say that an all-white bridal party looks absolutely ravishing? Just look at how Pippa pulled it off at Kate Middleton’s wedding! Whether it’s short lace minis for spring or long silk dresses for winter, this snowy hued look works for any season and any wedding style. And there are plenty of ways your girls can don an all-white palette while still differentiating from the bride—if you’re wearing lace, put them in chiffon; if you’re rocking a traditional ball gown, put them in pantsuits. These looks prove that white is arguably the most versatile bridesmaid color—and that breaking tradition is a good idea.

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Elegant

Courtesy of Teneil Kable Photographer

We’re head over heels for this polished perfection. Straight silhouettes are anything but limp, hugging curves in all the right places, while straight off-the-shoulder necklines bring elegant sophistication. But it’s the lush bouquets of white blooms and greenery that really tie this bridal party look together, their snowy beauty both complementing and contrasting against the dresses.

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Bohemian

Photo by London Light Photography

BC Jean’s bride tribe made one luxurious bohemian statement in a mix of Mac Duggal and Idan Cohen dresses. From feathers and lace to slits and capes, the look played with texture and had a bit of everything—vintage, romance, indie, and a dash of glam with the help of some edgy silver necklaces.

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Chic

Courtesy of Jenny Smith & Co.

We’re seeing pantsuits for days! Who knew there were so many styles? Wrap tops, keyhole cutouts, culotte designs—each one is more stylish than the next. This fashion-forward bridal party totally nails differentiating from the bride even while wearing white; juxtaposing her dress’s traditional silhouette with a menswear inspired bridesmaid look is totally chic and fab.

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Whimsical

Courtesy of India Earl

These bridesmaids look every bit dreamy and lovely in mismatched short dresses with lace and crochet details. With a vibe of effortless ease and laidback charm, they’re perfect for a summer backyard wedding.

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Classic

Courtesy of Jose Villa

Chiffon halter dresses with double slits have a timeless appeal, standing out from the bride by contrasting a simple, solid white against her illusion lace. This classic look can work for any style wedding, but we especially love it for an outdoor villa or chateau wedding, venues that stand the test of time.

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Romantic

Courtesy of Teneil Kable Photographer

The subtly sexy tones in these silky midi bridesmaid dresses have us totally swooning. Different, but similar styles create a cohesive look of modern, stylish romance, complemented by romantic wavy hair and feminine bouquets in blush and green.

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Vintage

Courtesy of Anna Urban Wedding Photography

Short white lace dresses with an understated waterfall hemline on a full skirt take on a vintage-inspired spin, while flower crowns bring a hint of boho and rose gold metallic heels a touch of glam. We love how the jewel-toned bouquets pop against the neutral palette!

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