While rustic and boho-chic weddings are still ranking at the top of the trend charts, the over-the-top romantic feel of a formal wedding is swoon-worthy. These gorgeous bridesmaid dresses may have you wanting to start a black tie affaire.


WToo – 243

If ‘formal,’ ‘elegant,’ or ‘romantic’ are on your list of desired looks for your bridesmaids, then this gown is the perfect choice. Layers of bobbinet give it a romantic feel and the adjustable straps, which can be tied in a variety of ways, will make your bridesmaids feel unique. The sweetheart neckline and sheath silhouette are flattering for all figures.

Available for order from Dreamnette Bridal
1850 Douglas Blvd. Suite 914,
Roseville, CA 95661


Bill Levkoff #1224

Do you have equal love for whimsical and formal themes? Bill Levkoff delivers the best of both worlds in this floor length A-line gown. From afar, the gown is simple and sophisticated (ideal for a formal look), but up-close, the corded lace bodice with self-tie belt embraces a more whimsical feel. This gown is the perfect option for versatility.

Available for order from The Bridal Box
417 Oak Street in Roseville


Donna Morgan “Courtney”

Perhaps one of the best parts of a formal wedding is the no holds barred approach to sequins. In other words: if sparkle is you favorite color, we’ve got you covered…in sparkles. This stunning beaded A-line gown is a showstopper and the blouson bodice will make your bridesmaids feel incredible comfortable. Plus, they will love you for picking a gown that they could easily – and gladly – wear to other formal events.

Available for order from Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo.
1199 Butte House Road, A
Yuba City, CA 95993

SPARKLE bridal couture on Vimeo.


This black satin, floor-length gown is a classic choice. The think strip of crystal embellishments around the natural waistline provides a hint of glamor. Bustier bridesmaids will love the supportive top.

Available for order from SPARKLE bridal couture
3200 Folsom Blvd @ 32nd St. in Sacramento


Photos/video courtesy of and copyright (in order of appearance) WTooBill LevkoffDonna Morgan and Sparkle.

Tune into the Real Weddings Blog next Friday for more fashion inspiration…!

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s writer, Kelley Saia. 

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