The day that my best friend and I have talked about for years is just a few short months away. It’s absolutely crazy. Can you guess what it is? Yep, my best friend is getting married and I’m her Maid of Honor. I could not be more excited and happy for her. So today I’m showing off some bridesmaid looks from Millybridal UK, an online shop for bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses and other formal wear.
The only thing that can make planning a tad tough at times is that we are an ocean apart. As most of you know, I’m an American expat living in Granada, Spain. So naturally my best friend of 14 years would be an American. Kayleigh lives in Charleston, South Carolina. The ocean in between us just means late night chats and random texts. It means Facebook group chats with the other girls. That’s why I’m glad that I found Millybridal UK, an online bridal boutique. They have flower girl dresses, bridal dresses, bridesmaid dresses and dresses for other formal events. So I’ve decided to put together a few inspirational bridesmaid looks.
The company idea is simple: offer quality formalwear at an affordable price. Weddings for sure can get expensive, especially as a bridesmaid. I have been a bridesmaid twice before and both times the dress was around $160. In addition to the dress, you have the shoes, the accessories and hair/makeup costs. Both previous weddings the bride hired someone to do hair/makeup for us if we wanted it, which we split the cost of. And both times I did it because the last thing I’d want is to screw up my own hair on my friend’s big day. Outside of the actual day-of costs, there’s the bachelorette party and bridal shower. Basically, all the costs can add up.
I was happy to find that the bridesmaid dresses at Millybridal UK were quite affordable. The prices for a long bridesmaid dress range from £70-100.
1. The coral look
Kayleigh has already told me that she wants us all in coral dresses. The groomsmen will wear navy tuxes. Kayleigh has been talking about navy and coral as her wedding colors since forever. I do think they look amazing together.
As far as shoes are concerned, I want to do two things. First, a solid navy or royal blue would be a sweet contrast. Or if that is too bold for you, a nice white or silver looks incredibly classy with this dress.
2. Coral look #2
I love the waistline detail on this dress. Let’s be real … not all of us love our guts. I know I’m always trying to suck in my belly. Funny story: so I tutor children in English in Spain each week. Wednesdays and Thursdays I teach these adorable and crazy 3 and 4-year-olds. Today the little boy after giving me a goodbye hug goes “tienes otro niño aqui, verdad?” (you have another baby here, right?”) … and points to my belly. Thanks buddy. I just laughed … he’s 4 after all.
Here are a few more shoes that I think pair well with this color.
3. The navy dress
I really love the color navy, so I’m glad that it is a part of Kayleigh’s color scheme. I also really love lace, so this dress just jumped out at me. It’s so very classy.
As far as shoes are concerned here, you can of course pair them with a nice white or silver. However I think more of a bold color adds a nice contrast. So I thought these ones would be cool.
I cannot believe the wedding is coming up so soon. This November my best friend gets married! It will be here before we know it. What has your bridesmaid experience been like? Have you liked the dress or dresses you’ve worn?
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This was a sponsored post. However all opinions are my own.