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Shabby Chic Wedding Attendant Attire

Updated on August 17, 2012

Shabby chic

As far as wedding attire, it should reflect the brides and grooms taste, and personality but basically pretty much anything goes. Congratulations on the impending nuptials.

Attendants Attire for your wedding

Now its time to decide what colors the attendants will wear and what style. Do not feel the Matron and bridesmaids dresses have to be identical, as long as the colors coordinate with each other, do not be afraid to be unique, the wedding therefore it should reflect the brides tastes as far as the wedding party attire. Remember even a chic wedding can be simple romantic simplicity.

Once the colors have been selected:

Determine the lengths of the dresses for the ladies, will they be floor length, tea length or above the knee also, it really depends on the look desired as well as where the wedding/reception are taking place, as well as the budget.

There are a few really adorable ideas for the attendants attire. Don't be afraid to think outside the box making the wedding just as original as the bride! The dresses do not have to have come from a bridal shop, there are so many more places to check out. Search the internet for 1950s swing dresses.

50's Era Swing Dresses

A fabulous look for a shabby chic wedding is pin-up glam. Especially if your Bridal gown had a look of old Hollywood. All of the brides attendants dress in gowns that look like they came from that era. Swing dresses with tight waists and full skirts. They can be found all over the internet and for pretty sweet prices too.

Accessories for 50's Era

Then have fun with accessories, baubles. earrings, shoes, tiny cocktail hats with flowers, feathers and french lace veils. Accessories can really make an outfit, so have fun and accessorize.

The Groomsmen 50's Era

The guys would look oh so dapper dressed in pin striped suit, or just vests with plain white shirts and then accented with black fedoras and black and white mambo style shoes.

Burlesque Sass Wedding Attendants

For the sassie daring bride another idea is burlesque, no not strip club sleaze, Burlesque girl chic. Like Marilyn Monroe in the tutu or as in the movie Chicago. Corsets, tulle or satin skirts, Obviously this type of wedding is not for the faint of heart, or the shy bride, but can be beautiful if done in a a classy way. Picture this a white and black corset outfit, or even a corset and skirt set, You could also design this type of wedding in other colors, red and black for a Valentine's Day wedding.

For this type of wedding it's more about what does not show than what does show. Classy Burlesque! It would be a wedding to remember

The men could wear black pants, white shirts, tie, vest or coat. Accessorize with hat.

Burlesque Accessories

Sassie black panty hose with a seam in the back, a black fascinator or cocktail hat, a boa, satin gloves and sexy strappy black sandels.

The Burlesque Groomsman

The men could wear black pants, white shirts, tie, vest or coat. Accessorize with hat.

Floral Sundresses

One of the prettiest shabby chic looks for attendants are pretty tea length swing sundresses in crisp cotton or other summer fabrics. Tiny floral print, with a layer of tulle making for a really full skirt. They would be look absolutely fabulous and would be cool on a warm or summer day. The matron's of honors dress could be a solid color sun dress of and then the bridesmaids could dress in pretty sundresses in floral coordinating fabric.

Accessorizing the Florals

Accessorize in colored wide brimmed hats and short tea length gloves as accessories. The matron would have a floral sun hat. They all could wear simple pumps for shoes.

Groomsmen Attire to compliment the floral

Groomsman could wear white pants, white shirt, solid colored vest coordinated with the Brides attendants

Thought of a sexy blonde chick: "Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery." -Erma Bombeck
Thought of a sexy blonde chick: "Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery." -Erma Bombeck


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      Laura Peveller 2 years ago

      Hi there,

      The bridesmaid dress photo of the three girls in the floral print dress with the blue band around the middle- can you tell me where I could get some?

      Many thanks

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      Donna 2 years ago

      I love the floral swing style dresses in the first attendants pic. Where can I find them?

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      Janice S 5 years ago

      Cute ideas for a casual wedding!

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      Kimberly Schimmel 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA

      I love these dresses--not just for a wedding! I'm glad many brides are getting away from the princess-perfect, expensive wedding hype in the magazines and getting creative within a reasonable budget.