{Wedding Trends} : Bridesmaid Dresses = Reliable Cocktail Dresses

Bridesmaid Dresses in 2011 are considerably more like reliable cocktail dresses but with other style innovations in full span gowns in colors that complement the wedding theme.
But, before deciding on one of the following spring 2011 bridesmaid dress trends, it is important to choose the dress style which is most appropriate for your bridal party. Not only is it important to consider your bridesmaids' body types, but it is important to take the theme and color scheme of your wedding into consideration as well.
We put together this photo-shoot to showcase five of the hottest bridesmaid trends for  2011 using dresses and accessories in grey and purple shades. I hope you like it!

Photography: La Foto Bella, Dress and Accessories: Ella Blu, Hair: Osmar Marquez, Make-up: Vanessa Blanco, Lounge Furniture: Kouture Party, Photography Styling: Crowns and Heels (my new business), Model: Kc Nelson, Production: Belle The Magazine
Trend #1: Wear Again Looks
Due to the economy, it's likely that one or more of your bridesmaids will be on a budget. Why not choose a bridesmaid dress that they can wear again? Consider cocktail length styles, as they are often suitable for other occasions. Trend #2: Sashes
Bridesmaid dresses with sashes are a very popular trend for the 2011 wedding season. As color-trimmed wedding dresses will be trendy once again, many brides may try to incorporate the color of their own gown with their bridesmaid dresses. Check out this satin cocktail length bridesmaid dress from Ella Blu, it has a black sashe and the pretties bow detail on the front.
Trend #3: Greys and Nudes
Bringing in grey as a mixer was already something that started emerging in 2010 and will continue into 2011, as will the emerging trend for nudes in the fashion world. 
Trend #4: Purple Bridesmaid Dress 
For brides who want a little vibrant color in their weddings this year, one of the hottest choices throughout the fashion industry is dark, violet shades of purple. Happily, this is a color that looks surprisingly well with most complexions, and unless the dress is designed quite poorly, dark purple tends to be fairly slimming the same way black is.
Trend #5: Off the Shoulder
Asymmetrical is one of the biggest trends for the upcoming wedding season. Thus, it is not surprising that off the shoulder will be one of the most popular spring 2011 bridesmaid dress trends. Off the shoulder bridesmaid dresses tend to be long and flowing. Be sure to consider this.

Thank you to the fabulous and amazingly talented people that make this great photo-shoot possible. It's always a pleasure to work with you!

Photography: La Foto Bella
Photography Styling: Crowns and Heels (my new business)
Lounge Furniture: Kouture Party
Dress and Accessories: Ella Blu
Make-up: Vanessa Blanco
Model: Kc Nelson
Production: Belle The Magazine