Bridesmaids Dress Inspiration to Flatter Every Bridesmaid
The second most important dress in a wedding is, you guessed it, the bridesmaid dress. The hardest decision to make when selecting a bridesmaid’s dress is picking the right color. You can find inspiration all around you, from the bridesmaid’s skin tone and hair color, to the season, and of course in some of the most popular dress trends to date.
It’s no surprise that skin tone and hair color can make all the difference in selecting the right color for your bridesmaid dress. Here are a few suggestions to help you get started.
Fair Skin: Light colors go best with fair skin and “light” features. You can’t go wrong with light blue, pale yellow and pastels. Blush bridesmaids dresses and pale peach bridesmaids dresses are very flattering.
Medium skin: Most colors work for women with medium skin and features. A few favorites include black, navy and evergreen for a winter theme; maroon for fall; pastels for spring, and vibrant coral bridesmaids dresses for summer.
Dark Skin: Women with dark skin look best in jewel tone bridesmaids dresses. Emerald green is a striking option.
A semi precious gemstone earring, like these 14k white gold and aquamarine earrings are a perfect match for a oral bridesmaids dress, because the opposite colors balance each other out.
Blonde: Women with blonde hair look best in pastel bridesmaids dresses. Think yellow primrose, light to medium green, pale pink and all the shades of blue.
Brunette: Vibrant colors such as deep red bridesmaids dresses, orange and magenta will look great on any brunette.
Redhead: Again, think about the color wheel’s complementary opposites. A redhead will look gorgeous in a mint green bridesmaids dress
Fall: Brown, burgundy bridesmaids dresses and other similar shades are sure to set the tone for a fall inspired wedding. Popular colors are cinnamon, champagne, wine color and even a deep golden-yellow. When in doubt, turn to the colors of the leaves.
Winter: When you pick the right colors, a “royal” ceremony feel is easy to achieve. Winter colors like deep purple, pale blue, and creamy white are perfect for a regal winter wedding. Or play into the most wonderful time of the year by celebrating with sparkle. Metallic gold bridesmaids dresses are glamorous and gorgeous.
Spring: For spring, pastel bridesmaids dresses are the obvious (and beautiful) choice, but consider playing to the season fully and dressing your bridesmaids in beautiful floral bridesmaids dresses.
Summer: Think bright, and think citrus. Tangerine and fuchsia are great summer bridesmaids dress colors.
Of course adding a little jewelry can never hurt – and a small trinket is the perfect bridesmaids gift to show your appreciation for your best ladies. However the ultimate bridesmaids’ present is the gift of gorgeous – dress your maids in flattering bridesmaids dresses, and they’ll be thanking you for years to come.