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Silver-On-Gray

Double the impact of your silver bridesmaid dresses when you find a dress that layers silver embroidery on top of a gray dress.

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Sparkling Sophistication

For real silver power, go all-sequins, such as with this strapless empire waist dress above.  The deep gray sheen of the dress makes this an elegant choice for brides wanting a bridal party with lots of impact.

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Dazzle Them With a Flattering Silhouette

Especially when you go really shiny or sparkly, having a flattering silhouette is critical to making your bridesmaids feel fabulous.  This sequined blouson dress looks great on several body types.

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Polished Shine

Sequins aren't the only game in town when it comes to silver bridesmaid dresses.  Shiny fabrics like lamé can create a dramatic effect.  The Art Deco-inspired dress (above, left) is lovely for a more formal event, and the simple strapless (above, right) would be right at home on an urban rooftop at sunset.

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Subtle Lace Accent

Another technique for metallic bridesmaid dresses is using a lace with a silvery sheen as an overlay. The cute summery dress above is a creamy nude shade with just enough metallic in the lace to give it glimmer.

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Lustrous Beading

We also love what heavy beading can do to create a sparkling dress. This detail can add a lot of weight to the gown, so featuring it on a shorter bridesmaid dress is a smart decision.  The varied sizes of the silver pearl beads add plenty of texture, so bold accessories really aren't necessary.

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Demure Styling

If you have introverted bridesmaids or simply don't want to be as in-your-face metallic as these other options, find a more demure dress. This charming, cap-sleeved sheath dress above is silvery enough to work with your color palette, but is not so metallic as it can't be worn easily to another occasion later.

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Combine Modern Trends

Floral patterns are just as hot right now as metallic bridesmaid dresses. Combine both of these trends for a thoroughly modern look. With a silver embroidered bodice and an icy floral jacquard skirt, this Kay Unger dress above is lighthearted and youthful.

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Blush & Silver Weddings

Blush and silver is a really popular wedding palette. If this is your color scheme, consider a pink-hued dress with a silver metallic finish. It will brilliantly blend together your colors in a way that is very wearable, whether structured with wide pleats (above) or more relaxed with flutter sleeves (below).

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Just a Touch

Perhaps you don't want a parade of super sparkly bridesmaids by your side in the photos. Maybe you want just a little shimmer. Look for black dresses with either a cool silvery pattern (above), or just one statement silver "reveal," like the collar below.  Both of these chic options are dresses your ladies can pull out of their closet to wear again and again.

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Credits: Adrianna Papell   |   Amsale   |   Bari Jay   |   Elie Saab   |   Watters   |   Alvina Maids   |   Alice + Olivia   |   Jenny Yoo   |   Kay Unger   |   Aidan Mattox   |   Donna Morgan   |   French Connection   |   Shoshanna