so it is wedding season once again and i am sure i am not the only one who has graced the aisle as a bridesmaid. being the only single gal in my circle of friends only meant i am the one left with all the dresses my friends forced me to wear for their own wedding. yes, i am the woman with the 27 dresses of all sorts, shapes and sizes. but thankfully though, in recent years, brides have been a lot more kind in their choice of bridesmaid dresses. gone are the hideous dresses that made you look like a cake or little boo peep. i love that brides these days are lot more open in having their bridesmaid choose their dress – they mix it up a bit with different styles depending on the personality and body type of the bridesmaid, and they opt for more wearable dresses meaning you can definitely make it work with your closet once the wedding is finished. they are now a good mix of classic formal dresses and casuals dresses that can be perfect for those beach or garden weddings.


and because i seem to be the go-to gal for advice on wedding dresses, i thought it was fitting to share some of my notes. one of the most commonly seen and used during this season are teal bridesmaid dresses. it is absolutely beautiful to photograph plus almost everyone looks good in it. teal bridesmaid dresses (find options here from SHOPBOP, NET-A-PORTER, ASOS, THE OUTNET, J.CREW) are bright and refreshing, meaning if you are looking for a little splash of color that is chic, and cheerfully beautiful, this is the shade for you.


so the main question right now is. how can you use your bridesmaid dress after? well. it all depends on your mood. check out my crazy “trash the dress” series. instead of me actually trashing my dress (inspired by the somewhat weird brides trashing their bridal gown after their wedding for photos), i am trashing my very old bridesmaid dress by mixing it up for some great everyday street-style.


 photographs captured by tinayums


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