Flattering frocks, chic shoes and clutches, and gifts that will make your ladies go gaga.
Warm shades of lavender, peach, gray, and wheat complement all skin tones and blend seamlessly with other colors.
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The straps on Anna Elyse Bridesmaids' Clarissa dress are optional, and so is the fabric; choose from taffeta (shown here), satin, or silk dupioni. Ranjana Khan's "Athena" necklace (priscillaofboston.com for stores) pairs perfectly.
The fluttery hand-cut silk chiffon that covers Tadashi Shoji's design is an accessory in itself.
Dress your bridesmaids in a range of styles and shades. To keep things interesting, add in a neutral, like gray.
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Saja's airy chiffon number has a forgiving fit.
If you're wearing a tea-length dress -- or even a mini -- send your maids down the aisle in Simple Silhouettes' floor-grazing Rosebay, a grown-up version of the sundress; it's shown with Monet's Trend Color necklace.
The grosgrain Grove by 57 Grand is actually one piece (the blousy effect is created with a clever pintuck) and has handy pockets.
A one-shoulder silk shantung wonder, the Single by AriaDress nips in at the waist, then kicks out in an A-line that hits just below the knee. Slip on cute sandals, like the heart-covered "Lourdes" by Kate Spade.
These finishing touches are as versatile as they come. Tone down a bright dress with a goes-with-anything neutral accessory, amp up a pale frock with a splash of color, or deliver a dose of playful sparkle to any look.
1. Avance Decamp slingback shoe (grupomenbur.com).
2. Kotur Morley sueded snakeskin minaudiere (Neiman Marcus, 888-888-4757).
3. Libby Edelman Kendra flat with satin bow.
4. Charles by Charles David Frilly peep-toe shoe (310-277-4448).
5. Coye Nokes Jacqueline embossed python pump.
6. Giuseppe Zanotti Design patent-leather yellow sandal.
7. Menbur Tweety satin bag.
8. Loeffler Randall crisscross mesh stiletto.
9. Pour La Victoire Lavena sandal.
10 and 11. Franchi Joan woven minaudiere and Bella sequin clutch (both 718-375-2000).
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Azzaro Fascinant bangles shimmer with Swarovski elements (swarovski-crystallized.com).
Friends will adore Anita Ko's gold pyramid studs (net-a-porter.com).
Heirloom by Doyle & Doyle's pansy necklace has a tiny diamond.
Gioielli by Nikki Baker's earrings feature green amethysts.
Give your maid of honor a Melissa Joy Manning ring, here in orange sapphire and pink tourmaline.