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The Best of Bridal Market (Bridesmaid Edition): Bella Bridesmaid, Baltimore

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We’ve spent the last few weeks asking bridal salon owners from around the country to dish about their favorite wedding dresses from New York Bridal Market. As a little bonus, we thought we’d focus on bridesmaids, too. We spoke to Whitney Adams, the owner of the recently-reopened Bella Bridesmaid salon in Baltimore, to share her top picks for your ‘maids.

Q: Was there one collection or bridesmaid dress that you thought was the “best of market?”

The shimmer fabric that Ivy & Aster put out (as shown on the Soiree style, below) was absolutely fantastic. It’s subtle, but it offers something so different.

Photos courtesy of Ivy & Aster

Q: What do you think is the hot bridesmaid dress color of this season?

I think stripes, dots, and even patterns will have a bigger presence. I loved Monique Lhuillier‘s new floral print (left) and the striped skirts from LulaKate (right).

Photos (from left): Dan Lecca, courtesy of LulaKate

Q: What’s your favorite new trend or dress detail this season?

Combining bright, punchy colors, especially in the color blocking from Jim Hjelm Occasions (below). Even taking a neutral tone like navy with a kick of icy blue or bright green at the bottom is fabulous and unexpected.

Photo by Dan Lecca

Here are Whitney’s top bridesmaid dress picks for every venue type:

Beach/Destination Wedding: Style JH5266 by Jim Hjelm Occasions. That back in a tropical hue has me sold!

Photos courtesy of Jim Hjelm

Formal Ballroom: Style 450088 by Monique Lhuillier

Photo by Dan Lecca

Romantic Garden: Lierre by Ivy & Aster

Photo courtesy of Ivy & Aster

Casual Backyard: 8th Avenue by Ceremony by Joanna August

Photo courtesy of Joanna August

Modern Loft Space: Style JH5258 by Jim Hjelm Occasions. Colorblocking is so on trend!

Photo by Dan Lecca

Preppy Country Club: Any of the new striped dresses by LulaKate

Photo courtesy of LulaKate

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