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Bridesmaids' gowns will turn heads this season with rising hemlines and bold, bright solids and floral prints. Their strapless, floor length counterparts will demand equal attention with contrasting color bands and pleated bodices. While the trend for bridesmaids' dresses to be the same color or design continues, exciting new features include flower accessories, often in matching fabric worn demurely in place of bows, and wraps, organza capelets, and shawls in matching colors.

In a sophisticated league all their own, Mothers-of the bride and groom continue to demonstrate that it's all about style this season as they watch their children walk down the aisle. Enjoying today's fashion freedom to wear what they like, many stylish mothers are rising to the occasion in breathtaking gowns with matching shawls and sheer jackets, stunning sheaths, and luxurious suits.

Rounding out the season's best-dressed list are adorable flower girls and ring bearers, who without a doubt add innocence and charm to many a wedding. Whether wearing an A-line dress with chiffon overlays and carrying a traditional basket of rose petals or donning fairy wings, a wand and a floral head wreath, flower girls' look positively angelic this season. For ring bearers, the tuxedo still reigns supreme. Add a velvet, lace, or satin ring pillow to their ensemble and these tiny gentlemen are certain to share some of the limelight during the ceremony.



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