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  • 4 Jun 2014

Coast for Bridesmaid Dresses – Guest Blog

We are delighted to welcome back a previous guest blogger, Charlie. You may remember last time she wrote a great wedding guest list feature from our customer The White Company. Well she is back and this time targeting the subject of bridesmaid dresses. To read more of Charlie’s ‘Dainty Bride’ blogs visit her page by clicking here.

Looking for bridesmaids dresses is a tricky job! You have a bunch of girls of different ages, different body shapes, styles and desires! I mean, where are you meant to start?

Coast, that’s where!

This season Coast has a great range on offer. It’s a very diverse range, catering to all shapes, sizes and ages and all manage to encapture the spring vibe perfectly. Needless to say it has been tough whittling down my list of favourites.

Below you will find a selection of my top picks, all of which are currently available to view on the Coast website.

First up is the ‘Andrica Short Dress’ in mint green. Mint green is the perfect colour for a spring wedding, it is fresh and pretty and definitely a very on trend colour. The halter neck is something you don’t often see on a bridesmaids dress but I think it would work really well, especially with the shorted style skirt making it very fun and flirty, perfect for younger bridesmaids. The halter neck also makes the dress stand out from the crowd and provides more support than a strapless, allowing your bridesmaids to dance the night away in comfort and style.

Next is the ‘Mirabella Short Dress’ in lemon yellow. This dress comes in another perfect spring colour, but a shade of yellow that won’t overwhelm even the fairest of skin tones. It’s a more ‘classic’ style than the previous, so will suit a range of body shapes, but again with a shorter hem line making it a playful piece.

I’m a big lover of lace so I was instantly drawn to this ‘Lori Lee Lace Short Dress’ in coral pink. The lace over the bodice makes it a very delicate and feminine piece. The ribbon around the waist helps to break up the texture of the fabric and thus helps to draw in the waist area. This dress will flatter any shape and is the perfect colour for a hot summer wedding, with an evening spent drinking pimms & partying the night away.

Another favourite of mine is the ‘Lily-Anna Dress’ in a midnight blue. This dress cuts a very classic and elegant silhouette. The colour is absolutely gorgeous, very rich and warm; it would be the perfect choice for a Christmas or winter wedding. The ‘A’ line shape will also be very flattering for bridesmaids with an hourglass figure, hugging in at all the right places.

So far, I have only chosen knee length dresses as I tend to prefer the shorter styles, however I did see this ‘Lori Lee Maxi Dress’ that I instantly loved. This dress is a similar style to the short dress I featured above, and is in a similar pink tone, but I would say this pink is a slightly deeper shade. The jeweled waist band again helps to break the dress up, something that is very important with longer dresses and the pleating down the front helps to draw the eye down and creates a very flattering effect.

Coast also does some beautiful accessories for that all important day that range from; cover ups, to jewellery, to shoes! Again I have added in pictures of my favourites below, so take a look.


For a slightly different bridesmaid look I spotted this ‘Cordelia Skirt’. I love a good tulle skirt right now and this could be perfect for those who would prefer to have something a bit different from the stereotypical bridesmaid dress, or just want a more casual look. Teaming this skirt with a plain vest or cami could be a more cost effective and diverse way of styling your bridesmaids.

Thank you for reading


Dainty Bride xx

Thanks Charlie, this is definitely a great starting point for many new brides out there. We hope you have enjoyed reading this blog and if are interested in our services then please get in touch – website: telephone: +44 (0) 115 853 3910. We are also on Twitter: RetailAssist, Facebook: Retail Assist and Instagram: RetailAssist – so look out for us there.

One Response

  1. Andrew says:

    For your wedding to be memorable your bridesmaids need to look great. That why I like this post

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