It may seem like a tall order, but it’s easier than you think to throw a classy, modern-day soirée. Follow these party-planning basics to shower any bride in style.
In Bloom: Four Billowy Bridesmaid Dresses
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FIT TO BE TIED
The exceedingly versatile “Wren” dress from Jenny Yoo can be tied in multiple ways to suit the maid—from strapless and halter to across the shoulder—and is dreamlike in a cream printed tulle. $240, from Nordstrom.
OFF THE SHOULDER
Exuding whimsical appeal with its long, column design in lavender chiffon, the floral-print “Chloe” from Donna Morgan is capped off with an off-the-shoulder neckline for added style. $280, from Bella Bridesmaids.
Available in either the strapless style seen here or in a crewneck, this blush-hued floor-length stunner designed by Alfred Sung is infused with fresh, modern appeal, thanks to an oversize graphic floral print. $162, from Nordstrom.
WHAT A SWEETHEART
Short and sassy with a sweetheart neckline, ruched bodice and delicately printed peach flowers, this Allure Bridal gown flows beautifully in an airy chiffon fabric. $211.