Since the junior bridesmaid role falls between flower girl and bridesmaid, the girls tend to favor a more grown-up style than dresses for young flower girls. Junior bridesmaids should choose a classic and elegant but age-appropriate gown. High slits and low necklines will not suit for the dress but classic elegance always charms the wedding guests.
No fashion possesses a ‘wow’ factor like the dramatic black dress. Whether a black bubble gown, black satin A-line, or black organza, nothing says ‘classic’ more than an elegant black junior bridesmaid dress. A black bubble dress with beaded shoulder straps is an example of black at its best.
Bold and beautiful – magical and mysterious – stunning black is showing up more and more in bridal parties. Today’s bridesmaids wear sleek and streamlined black dresses or more elaborate, full-length gowns. The dress should follow the style of the bridesmaid’s gown.
The dress does not have to be in the same shade as the bridesmaid dress. Yet if the bridesmaids are wearing black, the junior bridesmaid will appreciate the choice. Young girls will feel like grownup ladies in glamorous black.
If the bridesmaids wear subtle ivory or soft pastels, the bride may choose black for that contrast effect. Since black looks lovely with a lighter shade, the junior bridesmaid might wear black and adorn her waist with a splendid sash to march the bridesmaid dresses. A black
with a fuchsia, pink, turquoise, or burnt orange sash is a showstopper.
A strapless dress is not suitable for a junior bridesmaid. Yet a sleeveless black dress or a matte satin black with spaghetti straps has a youthful look. For a junior bridesmaid, it doesn’t matter if the dress is tea-length or full-length. Since black is always associated with special occasions, either length is appropriate for a wedding. Full-length may be required for a very formal wedding but shorter lengths can work at almost any special event.
Actually, a tea-length black dress can be a beautiful and practical choice. Young girls will always have occasion to wear a classy black dress. The tea-length style is likely to get more future wear than an elaborate gown. Yet if the girl is attending a formal affair, she will be glad to have a classic black gown in her closet. A black gown, with a spaghetti strap matte satin bodice, contrasting matte satin sash, and a rhinestone pin at the waist will suit any formal event.
Of course, tea-length is also a terrific look and does not have to be a boring style. A short black dress with a gathered skirt, stone jewels on the bodice, and a matching shawl makes a gorgeous dress. The charms of chic and classic black can work wonders with a junior bridesmaid dress.