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Black and White Bridesmaid Dresses

Monochrome is a colour theme that never goes out of fashion - it's easy to put together and very striking. It works well in winter and can look dazzling at an evening wedding party - particularly if you're planning a sophisticated city wedding reception.

So what about your bridesmaids?

How about dressing them in black and white? Present your maids with a black and white colour option and you're giving them a very chic choice. You can either two-tone the dresses as shown above or dress them in black, white or alternate colours. (After all Kate Middleton put her famous sister Pippa in a white dress at the Royal Wedding and who's saying she was upstaged?) Maybe add a black corsage to a white dress and vice versa.

If you really want to go to town on your black and white wedding theming, you could ask your guests to follow the dress code. It's an easy one to adhere to. The men could wear dinner jackets and most ladies have a little black dress tucked away in their wardrobe somewhere. Truman Capote held a famous black and white ball at the Plaza Hotel in New York City which set new standards of style and elegance back in the 1960's. All sorts of celebrities of the time attended including Lauren Bacall and Frank Sinatra - it was the event to have been seen at.

Nearly fifty years on, a black and white theme has lost none of its style factor. Dessy has black or white bridesmaid dresses in a number of styles - strapless, one shoulder, cocktail length, full length - there's something to flatter and suit every figure.And remember if you're dressing your maids all in one (or two) colours, you don't need to opt for the same style dress for each. Just specify a colour and let them choose a frock that really suits them.All dresses and accessories shown from