On choosing the perfect bridesmaid dress color

Posted on December 4, 2013

You already know the importance of the bridesmaid dresses—it is, after all, what some of your most important people will be wearing on one of your most important days. But in choosing the exact dress(es), the options can be a bit overwhelming. Beyond cut, style and hem, there is the one factor that matters more than any other: color.

The first step is to pick a shade and hue that matches the rest of your wedding’s color scheme (which we’d be more than happy to work with you on).

The second is to consider your bridesmaids. What would be complimentary to them (or not)? The channel TLC lists it’s top ‘10 COLORS YOUR BRIDESMAIDS DON’T WANT TO WEAR‘ in order of 10 to 1: salmon, gold, silver, poo green, peach, prison jumpsuit orange, barney purple, aqua, anything neon and school bus yellow.

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Lastly, you’ll want to consider what your color implicitly says. Websites like The Perfect Palette have laid out in detail what different colors may signify. For example, red might mean ‘passionate, dramatic, and packed with personality’; peach could imply ‘soft…feminine…nothing but dreamy’; gray is ‘modern, understated, retro and sleek’.

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When all else fails, talk to those who will be by your side as you say ‘I do’.