Get a Sneak Peek at Jenna Bush's Bridal Party Style

04/23/2008 at 02:30 PM ET

Courtesy Lela Rose; Diane Bondareff/AP

Jenna Bush’s May 10th wedding date may be fast approaching, but there’s one detail she no longer needs to worry about: her bridesmaids’ dresses. The First Daughter looked to designer — and fellow Texan — Lela Rose to create the custom styles for her nuptials, USA Today reports. And from the look of the designer’s sketches, Jenna’s 14 attendants will walk the aisle in style, dressed in muted hues inspired by native Texas wildflowers. The above-the-knee gowns come in a variety of cuts, including boat neck, spaghetti-strap, and halter. “With a group that big,” explains the designer, one “should not be limited to one style.” The dresses also incorporate an unexpected detail: hidden pockets. “All (the Bush dresses) have them,” Rose says. “It’s another way of having a casual, sportswear feel but still geared to a fancier setting. And it’s a place to put your lip gloss or rest your hands.” Click here for more on Jenna’s gowns — and a few of Lela Rose’s bridal tips and trends.

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milagro on

These are amazing, and the best part is that you can wear them anywhere since they are not your tipical wedding dresses. i love them.

Stef on

Very cool idea! With that many attendants, it would be rather boring to see everyone in the same dress! I hope will get some pictures of the big day so we can see how they all turned out!

Mary on

I know Jenna is from Texas and they like to do things big there, but FOURTEEN attendants? That just seems way too excessive!

Lisa on

What a wonderful idea! These will definitely be worn more than once!

dt on

My daughter got married in January and had six attendants. They wore the same color, but different cuts suited to their body type. It was beautiful.

J9 on

Those are really nice designs, much better than the average pseudo-prom dresses for bridesmaids. Love the color palette also.

Jonathan Bodack on

The gowns are pretty!

Erin on

14 attendants is really over the top, but I do like the idea of having the dresses in various shades that all compliment each other. Hope the tax payers are not contributing to these nuptuals.

E on


jms on

we are in a war over bush and his fortune in oil and his daughter is so out of touch with reality, she thinks it’s acceptable to have 14 attendants. think about that when you’re spending $65 every time you fill up your gas tank.

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