Pippa may have epitomized the trend, but she’s certainly not the only maid sporting off-white/ivory/[insert other bridally color here]. Given that the bride typically chooses the color (if not the dress), I imagine these brides were not surprised by their maids’ choices, but it does seem to fly in the face of traditional wedding etiquette.

But if black dresses can be repurposed as bridesmaid chic, why not white? It’s been popping up a lot lately; here are a few of my favorites.

One bridesmaid’s dress is from Zara; the other is vintage. Both are certainly consistent with the feel of this fabulous Australian wedding.

Another example of elegance in Oz

And now some maids in bright white at a wedding in Santa Barbara

What do you think about bridesmaids in traditionally bridal colors? Elegant or confusing?