These 15 Printed Bridesmaids Dresses Buck All Wedding Traditions

While the plain pastels of pink, blue, and green are lovely, printed bridesmaid dresses are having a moment. According to Pinterest, there's been a 50% increase in their popularity, and we all know how this platform leads the charge when it comes to wedding trends. We can understand why this is a growing option: Not only do they make a bridal party look more interesting (buh-bye, cookie-cutter wedding pictures), but they're usually way more useable post-nuptials, meaning bridesmaids can get more wear out of them (very useful when considering just how expensive it can be).

There is, of course, a careful balancing act to make when considering the printed dress. Ultimately, the bridesmaid is there to help the bride on her big day, not show her up in a standout dress that makes the wedding gown appear insignificant. Fortunately, there are plenty of frocks that will work to complement the bride, as well as keep the crew happy.