My cousin is getting married this summer and has chosen the most GORGEOUS palette for her bridesmaids (inspired by the Pinterest photo). Isn't this just stunning? Oh how I would have loved something like pinterest when I was getting married!
I love that the girls get to choose their own dresses. I think this is definitely the modern way for bridesmaids to be dressed. Also, every girl has a different body type, so this allows them to buy something that is the most flattering to their figure.
The only thing the bride has requested is that there the color is in the range from nude to a light pink, it cannot be strapless and must be above the knee.
And for the shoes, she has asked the girls to do a neutral shoe. Bridesmaids need to think about comfort, since you will be standing and then dancing all night long. Most of my faves are a lower heel with subtle details...