Hot new trend: blush

Rosy your wardrobe with these gorgeous dresses in sugary ice-cream hues

Made You Blush…


We’ve fallen head over heels for the colour of the season: blush. Warmer than cream and ivory, with a soft rosy hue that flatters just about every skin tone, it’s the perfect shade for W-day gowns, bridesmaid dresses or even just gorgeous guest-wear. Here’s our pick of the (flower) crop.


By Alice Burnfield

Catwalk image: Jasper Garvida

Bird Of A Feather


Short, sweet and feathers? There’s nothing not to love about this frothy little number. We especially like the blue feathers peeking through on the skirt, adding a quirky touch – and, of course, your ‘something blue’.

Feather and tulle dress, £2250, Matthew Williamson, available at net-a-porter.com

Cap It Off


With pretty lace sleeves and chic wrap-around ruching, this LBD (little blush dress) will be perfect for a bridesmaid – especially if she’s got killer legs to show off.

Short dress, £20, Apricot, available at apricotonline.co.uk

Woodstock Calling


Dream of getting married barefoot in a clearing in the woods, festival style? Then this vintage little number is the dress for you. Overlaid with sheer tulle and dripping with oversized bows, it’s the ideal hippie-style gown for a Woodstock-inspired do.

Vintage dress, £400, Katya Katya Shehurina, available at onlineshehurina.com

City Of Love


Black lace with nude is a match made in heaven, and this sweet shift dress has just more than a touch of French boudoir chic to it. Perfect for a Gallic affair. Now, lets book the Eurostar…

Short dress, £69, La Redoute, available at laredoute.co.uk

Modern Heirloom


Love crystals but not sure how to take them to the max(i) without looking too OTT? This elegant gown has a gorgeous shape with demure capped sleeves and a scoop neck front, steering you well away from disco eveningwear and straight onto the red carpet to couture.

Embellished tulle dress, £2800, Temperley London, available at net-a-porter.com

Sheer Brilliance


This long-sleeved tunic dress will work wonders for a guest at a chic, city affair or an evening reception. Simply accessorise with a leather belt, add some chunky wedges – and strut!

Short dress, £45, Asos, available at asos.com

Dance The Night Away


With its Audrey Hepburn-inspired two-tone hues and sweet swing skirt, this cute sleeveless frock is perfect bridesmaid attire. Try wearing a tutu petticoat underneath for a real sense of fun – and get jiving on that dance floor.

Short dress, £15, Boo-hoo, available at boohoo.com

Garden Fever


How adorable is this pleated maxi? The fluted front and pleated skirt keeps it cute and playful and it’ll look right at home at a garden party do. Pin a few corsages to your hair and you’re set to go.

Maxi dress, £45, Max C, available at maxclondon.com

Crystal Castles


With side cut-out panels and scattered in silvery crystals, this cute little number would be ideal for bridesmaids at a fairytale-themed wedding. Keep accessories to a minimum to keep it looking super-chic.


Short dress, £70, Lipsy, available at lipsy.co.uk