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Delicate and modern, mint is a beautiful accent color choice for the fashion-aware bride that still wants to look feminine. And what better way to dress up your bridal look than with a pair of statement earrings? Here are eight pairs we're loving right now, with five coming in under $30!
1. Mint marquise drops, $25 at JewelIQ.
2. Pim + Larkin Mint Leaves stud earrings, $28 at Piperlime.
3. Kate Spade New York Fragment Cluster seaglass multi-colored stud earrings, $68 at Amazon.
4. Elizabeth Cole 'Fern' earring, $243 at Elizabeth Cole.
5. Blu Bijoux gold and mint rectangle earrings, $10 at Max & Cloe.
6. Heirloom Finds three oval drop gold tone and mint Cabochon dangle earrings, $12.99 at Amazon.
7. 'Merry-Go-Round' Earrings, $9.99 at ModCloth.
8. Loren Hope Petra earrings, $68 at Loren Hope.
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Pastels are great for spring and summer weddings, but when it comes to colder weather celebrations, I'm all about rich, dramatic colors for maids. And does it get more attention-getting than classic black? Good ol' ebony and ivory is a timeless wedding combo, and works especially well for a winter celebration. After rounding up a few of my favorite black bridesmaid dresses, I paired them with their ideal wedding gown counterpart. Hope you're inspired!
Perfect Pairing #1: Vintage in the Winter
Damask patterns always make me think of winter, and I love the way an oversize one dresses up the simple shape of the Yoana Baraschi shift on the right. It's the perfect compliment for Amanda Garrett's sweetly vintage, slightly cheeky strapless gown.
Perfect Pairing #2: High Fashion Fantasy
What girl doesn't want to wear Vera Wang on her wedding day? This slinky number deserves a maid look that's just as form-fitting. I'm especially into the idea of letting the bride bare all with a deep-V, and keeping the maids more covered up with a high neck. Good thing the beaded cap sleeves on this Badgley Mischka gown keep it from feeling too stuffy.
Perfect Pairing #3: Park Avenue Princess
There's pastel preppy, then there's proper Upper East Side prep. We're talking simple, substantial details that subtly show off your timeless good taste. With its prominent seaming, Amsale's silk magnolia Allen gown perfectly embodies that bride—and Milly's Cameilia dress is a compliment worthy of any grown-up Gossip Girl. And how perfect is it that they both have bows at the waist?
Perfect Pairing #4: Fresh=Faced & Flirty
I love big ruffles! They're the perfect detail for the modern bride who still wants to look romantic. Because the detail is small and at the waist on this fit-and-flare Halston Heritage dress, it won't overwhelm the larger ruffle on the skirt of Kelly Faetanini's Mari gown.
Perfect Pairing #5: Cold Weather Romance
Winter celebrations often call for a wedding party thats a bit more covered up. With its lace half-sleeves, this Sarah Janks gown hits just the right level of demure, and the flowy chiffon skirt of Donna Morgan's Julie gown will play up the traditionally romantic vibe set by the bride.
Perfect Pairing #6: Night Club Chic
Calling all Kardashian fans! I know Kim went a bit more traditional for her actual wedding, but Reem Acra's sequined, high-slit wedding gown still seems right up her alley. And I know she'd love the tight fit and dramatic sleeves of this ASOS Pencil Dress.
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The only place a girl might look more glam than a wedding? A major red carpet. Luckily, several of the gowns we spotted at the 2013 Emmy Awards would also make beautiful bridesmaid dresses. If we could bring you the real thing, we would, but since we can't, here's a roundup of 7 styles inspired by the best looks of the evening.
Similar To: Maria Menounos
Va-va-voom! Steal this popular TV correspondent's curve-hugging style for your maids with one of these gorgeous deep blue gowns. Left: Noir by Lazaro Style NZ3187. Right: Wtoo Maids Style 476.
Similar To: Rose Byrne
A bare midriff is a tad too trendy for most bridesmaids, but the rest of this actresses sleek Calvin Klein gown is perfectly lovely. Get the look by opting for a scoop neck and one-layer skirt. Left: Watters Maids 'Laurel' gown. Right: Moonlight Bridesmaids.
Similar To: Sofia Vergara
A slim skirt paired with a plunging V—does it get any more bombshell than that? These siren red gowns mirror the Modern Family actress's style to a T. Left: Jim Hjelm Occasions Style JH5362. Right: Group USA Bridesmaids Style 22500-47551.
Similar To: Zooey Deschanel
We think Deschanel's pastel J. Mendel gown would look even sweeter with a cocktail-length hem. These two frocks will do the trick! Left: Siri Style 9521. Right: Alfred Sung for Dessy Group Style D597.
Similar to: Alyson Hannigan
Hannigan's dramatic violet mermaid gown would fit right in with a glamorous winter wedding. Since her Marchesa gown is likely one of a kind, try one of these beautiful dresses instead. Left: DaVinci Bridal Style 60120. Right: Demetrios Style GR226 (technically a wedding dress).
Similar to: Amy Poehler
We loved the feminine yet fierce look of Amy Poehler's Basler gown! Soften up the style by opting for an illusion neckline filled in with lace. Left: Jim Hjelm Occasions JH5368. Right: Watters Maids Style 8218.
Similar To: Anna Farris
Anna Farris surprised us all with her neon chartreuse gown, and the color is a super-fun choice for a modern summer wedding. Left: Jasmine Bridal Style B153012. Right: Moonlight Bridesmaids.
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