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The Hottest Bridesmaid Dress Trends for Fall 2014

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By Simone Hill for TheKnot.com

Sexy back cutouts, fit-and-flare skirts and whimsical gauzy overlays are what make this season’s bridesmaid dresses stand out.

  • Bridesmaid Dresses With Back Cutouts
    Maria Valentino / MCV Photo
    Choose a dress with a fresh accent like a lace keyhole or even a cutout in the back. It’s a little bit sexy but still subtle enough that your bridesmaids won’t feel like they’re baring it all.

    Where You’ll Find Them: Amsale, Occasions by Jim Hjelm and Alvina Valenta
  • Bridesmaid Dresses With Belts
    Not only are belts completely figure flattering, they’re also a great way to dress up a more casual dress. It works on both long and short styles too.

    Where You’ll Find Them: BHLDN and Occasions by Jim Hjelm
  • Formal Fit-and-Flare Bridesmaid Dress Silhouettes
    Kurt Wilberding
    You’d expect to see bridesmaid dresses in flowy fabrics. But for a formal wedding, some designers have created dresses with a more pronounced fit-and-flare shape and more structured fabrics, like dipioni silk.

    Where You’ll Find Them: Zac Posen, Badgley Mischka and Alvina Valenta
  • Bridesmaid Dresses With Gauzy Overlays
    Maria Valentino / MCV Photo
    Sheer layers of fabric over the skirt give floor-length bridesmaid dresses an ethereal vibe. Choose a dress in a soft color like any one of these romantic styles shown above.

    Where You’ll Find Them: Amsale, Alvina Valenta and BHLDN

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  • Gunmetal Gray Bridesmaid Dresses
    Kurt Wilberding, Maria Valentino / MCV Photo
    Fabrics like chiffon, tulle and lace lend a softer side to dresses in an industrial-inspired gray hue.

    Where You’ll Find Them: Alvina Valenta, Watters and Amsale
  • One-Shoulder Bridesmaid Dresses
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    Asymmetric shoulders are huge for bridesmaid dress fashion, and it’s easy to see why with updates like twisted fabric, lace illusions and cutouts.

    Where You’ll Find Them: Alvina Valenta, Occasions by Jim Hjelm and Tadashi Shoji

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  • Bridesmaid Dresses With Super-Skinny Straps
    Maria Valentino / MCV Photo
    Barely there spaghetti straps are hot for ready-to-wear fashion, and it’s no different for bridesmaid dresses.

    Where You’ll Find Them: Occasions by Jim Hjelm, Alvina Valenta and Amsale

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  • White and Ivory Bridesmaid Dresses
    Maria Valentino / MCV Photo
    Break the taboo that wearing white is reserved only for the bride. (Everyone will know who she is, regardless of what her friends are wearing.)

    Where You’ll Find Them: Occasions by Jim Hjelm and Watters

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