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How to Accessorize a Little Black Dress for Bridesmaids

Posted February 23, 2012 | 6 Comments

When you are shopping for bridesmaid dresses, keep two attributes in mind: simple and stylish. The best gift you can give your bridesmaids is a dress she can wear again, and simple (with tons of style so she feels beautiful wearing it) will go a long way. For instance, consider a little black dress for bridesmaids: classic, elegant, stylish, short, and can be dressed up or dressed down with ease. We think a little black dress for bridesmaids is an all-around genius idea because most women already own a favorite little black dress! If you selected a little black dress for bridesmaids or said, “wear any little black dress you love!”, you’ll be Bride of the Year. Plus, your bridesmaids will be happy, comfortable, feel sexy, the dresses will coordinate with ease, and you can have fun adding a few handmade accessorize to dress them up a bit. Today, we’re sharing how to accessorize a little black dress for bridesmaids with beautiful handmade wedding accessories. Read on for more…


photo credit: jennifer bowen photography

Accessorize a Little Black Dress for Bridesmaids

Flower Belts

One of the easiest way to accessorize a little black dress for bridesmaids is with a flower belt! These flower belts are handmade with love by Caroline Alexander and feature a pretty flower with satin ribbon. This is an easy way to add a POP of color to any style dress. Select a color bloom that will tie into your wedding palette, or select from complementing hues to give each girl her favorite shade to wear.

little black dress for bridesmaids

by caroline alexander

little black dress for bridesmaids

by caroline alexander

little black dress for bridesmaids

by caroline alexander

little black dress for bridesmaids

by caroline alexander

Ribbon Belts with Flowers

We spotted these stunning ribbon belts with flowers at No. 144 and we think they’re so lovely! Simple, sweet, and chic. Take a look:

little black dress for bridesmaids

by no. 144

little black dress for bridesmaids

by no. 144

little black dress for bridesmaids

by no. 144

Ribbon / Fabric Necklaces

It doesn’t get much sweeter than these handmade ribbon and fabric necklaces by 5 Letter Design. Chic, sweet, colorful – these necklaces are definitely keepers!

little black dress for bridesmaids

by 5 letter design

little black dress for bridesmaids

by 5 letter design

little black dress for bridesmaids

by 5 letter design

little black dress for bridesmaids

by 5 letter design

Brooches / Pins

Another easy way to accessorize a little black dress for bridesmaids is by adding a colorful brooch or pin. We love these floral brooches by Dinkybird Boutique. Wouldn’t they look beautiful?

little black dress for bridesmaids

by dinkybird boutique

bridesmaid little black dress

by dinkybird boutique

little black dress for bridesmaids

by dinkybird boutique

Bib Necklaces

Finally, we love the idea of fabric bib necklaces to add a punch of color. Check out a few of our favorites below:

bridesmaid little black dress

by fresh metal jewelry

bridesmaid little black dress

by flora bond

bridesmaid little black dress

by fleur elise designs

bridesmaid little black dress

by love stitched

We hope you enjoyed these lovely handmade finds! Which one is your favorite? Would you select a little black dress for bridesmaids? Tell us below!

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Happy Planning!


-E.




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  • http://www.celebrantsperth.com.au Chris McCafferty (Wedding Celebrant Perth)

    I usually steer clear of the accessory-decision-making-process myself and leave that to someone such as yourself that obviously has an eye for it ;-)

    Thanks,
    Chris

  • http://wholeblossoms.com Karen @ Wedding Flowers Co

    WOW…this is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!!!

  • http://girlygirlbead.etsy.com Michelle (Girly Girl Bead Boutique)

    I love your ideas for accessorizing. I had my bridesmaids wear a LBD when I got married almost 17 years ago. Black bridesmaid dresses were NOT “in” back then, but they all loved the idea and the pictures looked great. They each got to chose a dress that they loved and was within their own price range. And they all confirmed that they DID wear their dresses again (and again, and again)!

  • http://weddingpartyapp.wordpress.com/ Sargam (Wedding Party App)

    Love all of these ideas! I think the ribbon necklace is great because it looks amazing with an up-do as well as a sleek straight look.

  • http://www.lovestitched.com brittany@Lovestitched

    LOVE all your ideas! thanks so much for the feature on my necklace! xoxo

  • http://twitter.com/weddingbee/status/172790118321635328/ Weddingbee (@weddingbee)

    Super sweet! RT @emmalinebride: How to Accessories a Little Black Dress for Bridesmaids! http://t.co/640xUMLe ♥♥





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