05/09/2013 04:32 pm ET Updated Jul 08, 2013

Prints for Bridesmaids


Bridesmaids set the tone for the entire wedding -- they are the first people your guests see at the ceremony and they set the tone for the event. They also bring a lot of life to the party. That's why I love to dress them in gowns that make them feel gorgeous and confident -- the women really shine!

Traditionally, chiffon printed gowns have been worn by the guests rather than the bridesmaids, who wear solid-color gowns in coordinating or matching shades. But I love the look of a beautiful chiffon print for the bridal party. It is enchanting to the eye and creates a mood of delight and romance. It is a fresh look that plays off the flowers in the wedding, and is simply so feminine.

You can dress all your attendants in print -- or you could use a print gown as an accent within your bridal party. Perhaps your maid of honor wears a chiffon print, and the other bridesmaids wear gowns that pick up the key shades in her dress. It creates a fashionable and coherent look for your attendants.

Within my own collection, I created several prints that fit naturally into the color palette. A coral print is complemented by our solid-color dresses in coral or charcoal; a shell print looks beautiful against dresses in graphite, charcoal, or truffle; and a French blue print harmonizes with gowns in French blue, navy and slate.

Flirt with the idea of adding print to your wedding party, and I think you and your bridesmaids will truly enjoy it. My philosophy is that the bridesmaid should want to wear her dress many times over -- and these chiffon gowns will look fabulous at summer parties for years to come.

Amsale Bridesmaids Dresses