[Latest!] Bridesmaid Dresses In Nigeria 2019 to Rock Weddings

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Latest bridesmaid dresses in Nigeria for Naija wedding 2019
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Although considered to an important extent when talking about wedding fashion, in the past, bridesmaid dresses were not worn for fun.

Bridesmaids did not just slay in bridesmaid dresses beside the bridal dress, they performed some duties that were risky, and life threatening then.

Today, it is all slaying in whatever color (the peach color, coral color, gold, yellow, purple, or pink color) that complemented the wedding gowns.

Isn’t it fashionable today when bridesmaid slay in the same color and style?

Historically, it all started with a cheated cheater, a scammed scammer who married two wives, at different times, through deceit and on both occasions.

The wives had a handmaid to follow them, hence, the birth of bridesmaids and bridesmaid dresses…(they did not follow naked na).

The duties attached to bridesmaid dresses arose from this biblical history although unlike “handmaid” then, bridesmaid is more sophisticated title and is bestowed on a peer not a mere servant.

1950s bridesmaid dresses

Later on, bridesmaid dresses were not worn to just follow brides in their wedding gowns and attend or assist them but as a symbol to lay down your life for the bride if need be.

history of bridesmaid dresses

Whew! Frightening, right? But true.

Bridesmaid dresses were the exact replica of the bridal dress and worn by a number of people as determined by the bride and her family.

The replication worn was said to “confuse jealous suitors, highway men, and demonic spirits”…how horrifying!

Fast forward to the 20th century…..bridesmaid dresses 2017, 2018, and now, things have really changed.

Today, with laws that have been in place for some time with no plans of leaving, bridesmaid dresses are worn with less fear but with more slay swags.

When you talk about bridesmaids dresses in Nigeria today, (from mermaid wedding dresses to sleeveless short gowns) you’ll agree that these beautiful chick slay the dresses themselves. See for yourself.

Nigerian clothing and bridesmaid dresses styles

off shoulder sleeveless mermaid satin Nigerian bridesmaid dresses

bridal train styles

Bridesmaid Dresses In Nigeria 2018 to 2019

Weddings can be one of the money consuming parties we know or reunion in disguise for some, a party that is said to be for the bride and groom but in actual fact, for the parents (most especially the bride’s mother).

bride's mother

Talk about Nigerian clothing, you’ll agree with me that dresses for bridesmaid claims a huge part of this industry.

Slaying in the latest fashion and style trends, bridesmaid dresses were the exact replica of the bride’s dress and worn by a number of young ladies, as decided by the bride or her family.

The makeup of these young ladies were also said to be a replica of the brides makeup; all these were said to be done, according to a mythical fact (if there is ever a word like this), to deceive or confuse the wicked minds of a jealous suitor, thieves, etc…

Fast forward to the 2,000s…whew! What a relief! Today with laws in place for some time now that they are not budging an inch yet.

The Different Types of Bridesmaids

There are different types of bridesmaids although they can wear the same dress with a detail or two setting each class apart but they still have different titles.

We are quite familiar with the chief bridesmaid, maid of honor but rarely the junior bridesmaid. I will patiently tell you about these three.

Junior Bridesmaid

The junior bridesmaid is not of matrimonial or marriageable age but is included in the bridal train to wear one of the bridesmaid dresses.

Junior bridesmaid dress

This act or invitation to join the train is to honor somebody.

Remember how your cousin included you, barely a teen, in her bridal train just to please your mum that said you are available or show appreciation to that huge donation made to the wedding…you will totally get this if you are a Nigerian.

Chief Bridesmaid

The chief bridesmaid or maid of honor or matron of honor mean the same thing just that the titles are used differently.

Well you see, it is typical to see a best friend or a sister or family member “besting” a bride at the wedding.

In some rare cases, someone is rented to best the bride; that is how bad it is for some people, what a pity!

All the same, the person besting the bride is called chief bridesmaid or maid of honor. You can easily identify them as the color and / or style of their bridesmaid dresses is different from others but they are on the train.

chief bridesmaid of honor

If she is married and is the best lady then she is referred to as matron of honor.

matron of honor bridal dress

6 Bridal Dresses Colors That Rock

Thanks to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s 1840 wedding that dragged in a change that was the evolution of wedding fashion in different hues of glory.

With a long lasting reference to how bright her bridesmaid dresss stood out, different shades of colors have been featured on bridesmaid dresses.

Dump the idea of the bridesmaid outfit must be ugly…argh…such insecurity…well, y’all know you do not want to outshine the bride and groom when you are not Ebuka (kidding)

All colors are beautiful but some colors are more beautiful and are the best for bridesmaid dresses.

…drumroll…

Peach Color Bridesmaid Dresses

Generally speaking peach is just a very light tint of orange or red-orange.

Ladies sha, na dem sabi all the colors. Leave this to guys and they’ll tell you all they see is whitish pinkish orange (lol, if there’s anything like that anyway)

peach color bridesmaid dresses
Image by: Atunbi Photography
Image by: BellaNaija

Purple Bridesmaid Dresses Color

Purple is a low arousal color. It is traditionally associated with royalty, majesty or nobility as well as having a spiritual or mysterious quality.

Darker shades of purple often represent luxury or opulence while lighter lavender shades are quite feminine, sentimental and even nostalgic.

Nigerian wedding purple bridal train color
Image by J-Gates Visuals

purple brides maid color

oasdom purple Nigerian bridesmaid dress
Image by: Fola Photography

Pink Color

Pink is a color of sensitivity; the passion of red combined with the purity of white create this color associated with love, tranquility and femininity.

Bridal train dresses in this color are attention grabbing.

pink bridesmaid dress outfit

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Image by AkintayoTimi

Yellow Color

Quick fact: Yellow grabs attention because the eyes sees yellow first. Yellow is a color of optimism.

It is a compelling color that conveys youthful, fresh energy; associated with success and confidence

Yellow bridesmaid dress
Image by BellaNaija

best bridal train designs

Coral Bridesmaid Dresses

prom dress in Nigeria

coral pink bridesmaid dresses in Nigeria

coral lace short bridesmaid dresses in Nigeria

Sequin Bridesmaid Dresses

sequin bridesmaid dress

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Nigerian wedding sequin bridesmaid dresses

Note: Do not forget to consider the skin tone when going with any of these elegant colors.

Long Bridesmaid Dresses With Sleeves

Bridesmaid dresses could be long, sweeping the nation clean or maxi.

The point is bridesmaids can still slay in long dresses with sleeves especially those getting married in a stricter environment.

Check out these styles…

wedding fashion designs

long sleeve bridal style
Image by BellaNaija Weddings

mermaid bridesmaid long sleeve dress

long bridal gown

long bridesmaid dresses with sleeves

Bridesmaid Dresses Short Styles

Yes, brides’maid can slay in different styles; short dress styles inclusive. Here are some cool samples below.

bridesmaid dress short style

bridal train short style
Image by Atunbi Photography/BellaNaija

short wedding fashion style

oasdom purple Nigerian bridesmaid dress

Flower Girl Dresses

The flower girl is a bold little girl, within the age range of 4 – 9 years that throws flower petals on the floor from her basket while walking down the aisle before the bride during a wedding procession.

flower girl bridal train

lagos flower girl dress style in nigeria

flower girl nigerian wedding ceremony

Unlike the junior bridesmaid who wears one of the bridesmaid dresses, a flower girl is not mandated to wear an exact replica of the bride’s dress.

Flower girl dresses

The presence of a flower girl at the wedding exudes cuteness and innocence that tilts the corners of the lips of everyone present.

The flower girl is said to symbolize the “fading away of innocence and the responsibilities of a wife and mother”.

Nigerian Wedding Dresses Styles

One thing I love about Nigerians is, we like to feel and look good; every Fridays and Saturdays are for occasions (owambe).

We can slay… chai! But we are very creative in our styles.

When it comes to wedding dresses, wedding fashion kicks into the atmosphere (you wouldn’t want to dress for a wedding ceremony like you’re going for burial, would you?)

In this part, I’ll share with you lace wedding dress styles, Ankara gown styles, and creative wedding guest dresses.

Lace Wedding Dresses

See en, Na Naija we dey, everything goes! Check out these creative lace bridesmaid wedding dresses below:

lace styles for wedding

latest Nigerian lace styles and designs for weddings

laces bridesmaid dress style

bridal train lace design
Image by AsoebiBella

Native & Ankara Gown Styles for Wedding

If you doubt the possibility of lace wedding dress, what would you say when you start to see killer asoebi ankara gown styles for weddings?

I think I should expect God forbid in Chinese (lol)

Many people have used their Nigerian native attire styles to slay at many occasions, traditional style bridesmaid dresses for weddings included.

ankara bridesmaid dresses in Nigeria

ankara ladies in bridal train

native ankara bridesmaid dresses in Nigeria

More Bridal Train Dresses and Styles

Here are more bridal train dresses and style that will inspire you to get more creative this year.

bridesmaid concepts

fine bridesmaid outfit

Some brides would want their bridal train dress to be in silhouette i.e something visible in restricted light against a brighter background.

silhouette bridal train dress styles

off shoulder bridesmaid dresses in Nigeria
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ash color bridesmaid dress styles

Image by BellaNaija

white wedding bridal dress

Chief bridesmaid dresses in Nigeria

Wedding Guest Dresses

Although the spotlight is not on the guest, who goes to a wedding to not see the bride and groom and their guests? The paparazzi and fashion police, you bet.

guest wedding dress style for wedding ceremony

Sincerely, how about packaging and slaying, even though you are not wearing one of the bridesmaid dresses?

You know this is the part where the “the way you dress is how you are addressed” keeps ringing.

wedding guest outfit

You no go want make them pass you by when the party jollof rice is being shared. You want you make your party dresses fashionable!

Even if you are crashing the party, slay in a way the bouncer would even clear road for you to enter (Abolodefeloju in my mums voice)

Here are some wedding guests styles I think you can also rock

aso ebi style

guest wedding style

fashionable outfit

occasion design

wedding guest dress

Bridesmaid Dresses (summary)

There’s no doubt you love fashion; if not you wouldn’t have read this article to the very end.

Bridesmaid dresses have evolved from what it used to be to another great level, and it has not even reached it’s peak.

Which is your favorite styles (either a picture in this post or one you saw somewhere)? Do you know Where to buy bridesmaid dresses in Nigeria cheap?

I wouldn’t mind having your opinion in the comment section below this post, and would really appreciate it if you like and share this post.

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