So, what do you think of patterns and prints for your bridesmaids? Definitely a bold and somewhat risky choice- but one which is oh-so very chic when it’s done right.

Patterned-Bridesmaids-DressesImages- The Knot (Jenna Walker Photography)Style Me Pretty (Luke & Cat Photography)Snippet and Ink (Corbin Gurkin Photography)

There are so many interesting directions you can go with this trend- bold, modern prints add sophisticated flair, floral motifs exude soft femininity, polka-dots can channel a cute vintage vibe and stripes are just so perfectly preppy!

I did a round-up of some modern prints and patterns ranging from bold to subtle followed by a few retro-chic styles to give you some inspiration. In the coming days we will also take a closer look at having fun with floral prints, stripes and polka dots!

Modern patterned bridesmaids dresses

Modern-Patterned-Bridesmaids-DressesImages- Inspired By This (Gabriel Ryan Photographers), Pinterest, 100 Layer Cake (Sara Lucero Photography), Style me Pretty (Sharon Nicole Photography), Project Wedding (Robert Sukrachand Photography), Grey Likes Weddings (Amy Majors Photography), Wedding Chicks (Lane Dittoe Photography), Style Me Pretty (Erica Loeks Photography)

Retro-chic patterned bridesmaids dresses

Retro-Chic-Patterned-DressesImages- Inspired By This (Jaime Bott Wedding Photography), Wedding Chicks (The McCartney’s Photography), Green Wedding Shoes (Kelly Huljev Photography), Wedding Chicks (Ulmer Studios Photography), Love Wed Bliss (Anna Rose Photography)

Part 2 of this post will show you to recreate these looks for your bridesmaids.

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