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Image: Chelsey Boatwright Photography/Badgley Mischka via Grey Likes Wedding

Do I ever have some stories to tell about this last week y’all (can I get away with y’all? I want to). I had some plans to write a fun little post about our blogiversary, but life decided to teach me about best laid plans. So I scrapped that, and I have something else to share, soon, from the heart. For now though, it’s time for GLITTER. Because, to paraphrase Audrey Hepburn, glitter is ALWAYS a good idea. Or at least, a little glitter. And one of my absolute favourite places to see some sparkle in a wedding is on the bridesmaids. They feel fabulous (ask me – I wore a sequin gold dress to my 21st – so ahead of my time! – and felt like a Bond girl all night long). They look awesome in pictures. And you get that touch of glitter and glam without having to use it on your tables if you feel like it may be a bit too much. Plus, with sequins and metallics on trend in general, there’s no shortage of options in the shops. So today we’re rounding up SBB’s favourite shimmery bridesmaids, and as always, adding shopping options for those of you currently on a BM dress hunt. Go forth and shop. Or perhaps that should be, go forth and shine. Actually, DO BOTH.

One look I really like is the mix of sequins and solid (especially floaty chiffon or ruffles) on bridesmaids. So flattering for a variety of figures, and not too overwhelming in the pictures. In fact, I’d say this is my favourite look!

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Images: Row 1 – via Wedding Chicks (left); Kelly Adams Photography/ASOS via Style Me Pretty (right); Row 2 – Megan Robinson/Asos via Green Wedding Shoes (left); Nadean Photography via Enfianced (right)

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Left to right: Cynthia Steffe at Nordstrom; TFNC at House of Fraser, SALE ?18; Lipsy at Debenhams, SALE ?19.50; Embellished bodice mesh dress at Nordstrom, ?218.95 

That said, there is something about a whole glittery dress that makes my heart sing. Everything from a vineyard, to a city, to a formal or beach wedding can work. And I love the pic below with the cute sashes – awesome way to personalise the dresses. Okay no, this is my favourite look.

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Images: Row 1 – Jen and Chris Creed; Row 2 – Jaco Le Roux via The Pretty Blog (left); The Photography of Haley Sheffield/ASOS via Style Me Pretty (right); Row 3 – Tec Petaja/Aidan Mattox for Neiman Marcus via Elizabeth Anne Designs; Row 4 – Tim Coulson/Forever New via White Magazine

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Left to right: Row 1 – Lauren Ralph Lauren at Nordstrom; TFNC at House of Fraser, SALE ?19; Coast Rosamind dress, ?180; Row 2 – Sequin mesh dress at Nordstrom, ?239.48; TFNC at House of Fraser, SALE ?26; Lipsy sequin shift dress at Next, ?55   

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Images: Katie Stoops Photography/Anthomanic (top left); Henry Photographers/Pisarro Nights/Nordstrom via Storyboard Wedding (bottom left); Melissa and Beth (right)

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Left to right: Illusion yoke sequin mesh dress at Nordstrom, ?287.37; John Lewis Jessica maxi dress, ?199; Phase Eight Colette dress at House of Fraser, ?275  

Mind you. I mean just look at these pics below. Mix and match sparkle. With different colours, textures, patterns (another of the year’s hot looks). I especially love this with a mix of long dresses. So okay, THIS is my favourite look. Oh, I give up. They’re all my favourites!

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Images: Row 1 – Hannah Blackmore Photography; Row 2 – Tec Petaja (left); Lara Hotz/Rachel Gilbert via The Lane (right)

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Left to right: Lipsy VIP beaded shoulder maxi dress, ?160; Phase 8 Arielle dress at House of Fraser, ?295; Monsoon Karlene sequin dress, ?169; Warehouse cowl back embellished dress, SALE ?63; 

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Images: Row 1 – Danelle Bohane (left); Patrick Moyer via Grey Likes Weddings (right); Row 2 – Jasmine Star Photography/Missoni, David Meister, Badgley Mischka via Style Me Pretty

And let’s not forget a bit of sparkle for the little ones!

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Left to right: Matthew Williamson at Debenhams, SALE ?33.60; Monsoon Crystal sequin pleat dress, SALE ?25; Matthew Williamson at Debenhams, SALE ?36