Coast has always been a fabulous place to find occasion wear, you are guaranteed to find elegant styles, beautiful colours and luxurious fabrics. We've featured many gorgeous bridesmaids wearing Coast dresses over the years and judging by the reaction on our social media channels, our lovely readers adore them too. Shall we take a look at their latest collection? I have a feeling you're going to find something you'll love...
The ColoursLet's talk about the colours first. SO pretty. If you're having a classic wedding, you really can't go wrong with navy. It's also a shade that flatters most people, so you'll be sure to keep your girls happy. However, if cooler tones work for your wedding palette, there's also a stunning shade of icy blue that I think would work beautifully mixed in with the navy. For those of you who want to embrace trends, yellow is going to massive this year and Coast have their own stunning shade - it's soft and light and making me dream of sherbet lemons. This shade works beautifully on the floaty and whimsical Illy maxi dress & the Jenna dress - both of which would be perfect for a boho summer wedding day. Pastels lovers will also be thrilled to see a classic blush pink, which I always think lends itself perfectly to tulle designs, such as the Corwin dress (a Coast best seller that is often repeated for their latest collection). There's also a delicious shade of mint green, which looks super pretty and slightly preppy in the lovely pleated Amelia skirt. Then there is a silky champagne shade which I love for a sophisticated soiree. The Becky satin midi dress with it's detailed sleeves is such an elegant gown. Teamed with a loosely pinned updo and some chandelier earrings - total #bridesmaidsgoals.
The StylesAs well as the lovely colours, one of my favourite things about this collection from Coast is that there really is a dress for every bridesmaid. Maybe your friend loves their arms and is happy to wear sleeveless gowns, maybe another dislikes their legs and would prefer a maxi dress. Whatever styles your girls feel their best in, Coast has got you covered. A range of sleeve options and skirt lengths, along with chic separates that can be mixed and matched makes it a truly versatile collection. This year Coast have really embraced a floral motif which runs through the whole collection. Whether that's in the laser cut floral details of the Jani dress, the embroidered overlay of the Neive top & skirt or just in soft fabrics that drape like petals chosen to create the Harrie skirt - each dress has a feminine botanical edge.
Why Coast?If you're recently engaged and this is your first foray into finding bridesmaids gowns, then it can be a bit of a minefield. Do all your girls live in different places? Are they all different sizes? Different heights? Have their own personal styles? The answer to all of these questions is most likely to be yes. Opting for dresses from Coast takes any stress away, with most people living in the UK having a store local to them. So your girls can go and try them on, without needing to travel. One of our most shared images of all time was of gorgeous bridesmaids wearing the Iridessa High Low Skirt from Coast, another repeat design to feature in the latest collection. And that's because bridesmaids wear at Coast is always stylish, elegant and most importantly, wearable. And finally, when we visited the Coast ladies for the press preview of this collection we were taken aback by the level of detail in the gowns. It can be hard to appreciate this from an image, so here's a little idea of how the Coast dresses are made... So there you have it. Gorgeous dresses for gorgeous bridesmaids. If you've chosen your wedding party then do send your girls over to the Coast website for a browse. And just in case you're nosy - Coast have highlighted the Jani Lace Midi Dress, Betty Dress and Nicia Top as their picks for bestsellers. My favourite is the Hallie Top and skirt. What's yours? Do share via the comments below or on our social media feeds.
Header image and balloon image: Photography - We Are // The Clarkes | Florist - Passion For Flowers | Styling - Rock My Wedding | Makeup - Sarah Hunston | Hair - Tracey Anna | Wedding Decor - The Wedding Of My Dreams | Venue - Hampton Manor. All other images supplied by Coast.