From mix-and-match silhouettes to pantsuits, these are the hottest looks for bridal parties right now.
October 29, 2021
Bridesmaids and groomsmen make a tonne backstage work, epic planning bachelor and single parties, make unique gifts, writing heartfelt toasts. This is one of the reasons they are invited to dress up and stand next to couples when exchanging vows.
While it is (often) fairly straightforward to decide which siblings, childhood friends, and roommates will attend your wedding party, choosing what they will wear isn’t. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the hottest bridesmaids and groomsmen styles for the 2022 season and local stores where you can get the look.
For the bridesmaids
Mix and match silhouettes
Finding a unique dress style that looks amazing on every bridesmaid is no easy task. It’s not Sorority of the travel pants. If you don’t want to stray too far from tradition, but also want your wedding party to be as comfortable as possible, let everyone choose a silhouette that complements their body type and personal style.
The key to success? Make sure each dress is the same color and made of the same material. That said, you could give your bridesmaid a little special treat (for example, dressing her in shiny satin and everyone else in a matte fabric).
Where to find the look: Park & Fifth, 439 Railway Street, parcandfifthco.com
Photo: Erin Fraser
Prints and patterns
Floral bridesmaid dresses have been all the rage for a long time now, and that shouldn’t change anytime soon. But today’s brides are opting for larger, bolder designs: think abstract graphics, bold colors, and intricate embroidery. This style looks amazing when each bridesmaid wears the exact same patterned dress, but looks even better when you incorporate several prints, colors and silhouettes. If you want to add an extra touch of whimsy and personality to your wedding, this is the way to go.
Where to find the look: Anthropology, multiple places, anthropologie.com
Pants and Jumpsuits
You can also choose to completely abandon the dress. More than ever, brides are asking their evenings to dress in pants and jumpsuits. Whether you go for a one-piece or two-piece look, pay attention to the fit and shape. Draped fabrics, high waisted silhouettes, wide legs, and cute details (think bows, sashes, and cutouts) will keep the look from being too utilitarian.
For the groomsmen
Photo: Shari + Mike
Prints and patterns
Patterns look just as good on groomsmen as they do on bridesmaids. In addition, there are many ways to integrate them. Paisley and floral patterned suit jackets are having a moment, but you can’t go wrong with polka dot or plaid shirts, either. If it’s still too garish, you can incorporate prints into your groomsmen’s accessories: socks, ties and pocket squares will do the trick.
Where to find the look: Poplin & Cie, poplinandco.com
Photo: The Godard
I’ll admit I’m slightly biased here – it’s my husband and his groomsmen in the photo above. While we got married just over four years ago, mismatched suits are still a popular option. The best part about this look is that it can be dressy or casual to match your wedding style. If you’re inviting guests in a black tie, opt for more formal tuxedos and luxe fabrics (velvet is also on trend this year); for a backyard wedding, stick with relaxed styles and materials (linen never fails).
Where to find the look: Indochino, # 102 – 1014 Homer Street, indochino.com
If you’ve sorted your bridesmaids and groomsmen but are still looking for the perfect dress, check out these sweet (and short!) wedding dresses.