Gorgeous bridesmaid dress colours to flatter your girls

Get inspired by these gorgeous bridesmaid dress colours

Having your bridesmaids – the most specials ladies in your life – share your big day with you is an honour. And what better way to honour your best girls by giving them bridesmaid dress colours that flatter their skin tone as well as your colour scheme. There’s always so much focus on the style of bridesmaids’ dresses (long versus short, traditional versus modern), but really the colour has such an impact on the overall look and feel of your day and can affect everything from the flowers right down to the type of jewellery you and your ladies adorn.

Here are a few of our favourite colour schemes that we’ve seen at some 2016 weddings – and a few less common ones for you to get inspired by:

Mint and coral

This classic, vintage combination works so well because it draws on feminine hues without being too soft and twee.
Seafoam and Coral Wedding - allij28 on Polyvore Seafoam and Coral wedding image found on Polyvore.
Mint and Coral Bridesmaids Dresses - Love My Dress Image found on Love My Dress.
Mint Bridesmaids Dress - AliExpress Mint dress found on AliExpress.

Women in black

Who says you can’t wear black at a wedding? Slimming, elegant and sexy, you won’t get any complaints from your bridesmaids about looking like a tea pot cosy if you put them in black. Plus, you can choose practically any colour flowers to really pop out against their dresses.
Black Dress - The Wedding ScoopImage found on The Wedding Scoop.
Black Bridesmaids Dresses - Chic Vintage Brides Image found on Chic Vintage Brides.
Black Dress & Yellow Bouquets - Hello MayImage found on Hello May.
Black Dresses & Red Bouquets - Bob Scotts Indian Jewelry Image found on Bob Scott’s Indian Jewelry.


Gold, silver, ruby and even green sequins will instantly inject fabulousness and make your bridesmaids feel like movie stars. Whether you’re after red carpet glamour or a twinkling, Christmas theme, sequins always sequins, glitz and bling do a great job of catching the light and always look amazing in photos.
Gold Sequined Bridesmaids Dress - Tulle and Chantilly Image found on Tulle and Chantilly.
Peach Sequins - Weddbook Image found on Weddbook.
Gold Sparkly Bridesmaids Dresses - Ashley Seawell Photography Image by Ashley Seawell Photography.
Gold Sequined Dress - Tori and Sal Photography via Magnolia Rouge Image by Tori and Sal Photography via Magnolia Rouge.

Somewhere over the rainbow

Can’t decide on a colour scheme? No worries. Just put your maids in a bright colour each. This usually works best if the dresses are all the same style so that you can show a unified collection.

Colourful Bridesmaids Shoes - Chic Vintage Brides Image found on Chic Vintage Brides.
Rainbow Ceremony - Love and Lavender Image found on Love and Lavender.
Short Rainbow Dresses - Whimsical Wonderland Weddings Image found on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings.

Sunflower yellow

Bright or lemon yellow are perfect shades for summer weddings – not only do they go amazingly with tropical flowers or matching sunflowers, yellow makes even the palest skin look tanned.

Yellow Sunflower Bridesmaid Dress Colours - J Sorelle Blog Image found on J Sorelle Blog.
One Shoulder Yellow Bridesmaid Dresses - Designers Outfits Image found on Designers Outfits.
Lemon Yellow Bridesmaids Dresses - Fallen Amongst The StarsImage found on Fallen Amongst The Stars.

Shades of grey

Gone are the days of dull grey. There are plenty of different hues of grey – from light dove to slate to duck-egg blue – all fabulously sophisticated.
Tulle Bridesmaids Dress - Tulle and Chantilly Image found on Tulle and Chantilly.
Dusty Blue Convertible Bridesmaids Dress - Tulle and Chantilly Image found on Tulle and Chantilly.

Patterned to perfection

Think you can’t do patterns? Think again! Wishbone, striped, floral, tartan or even leopard – who’s to say bridesmaids should be plain? It’s YOUR day, so choose a pattern that inspires you.
Pink Aqua Tartan Bridesmaids Dresses - Kim Donald PhotographyImage by Kim Donald Photography via Project Wedding.
Polka Dot Bridesmaids Dress - Amy Majors Photography via Grey Likes Weddings Image by Amy Majors Photography via Grey Likes Weddings.
Flowers and Ribbons - Naughty Shorts Image found on Naughty Shorts.

Remember, your bridesmaids are there for you – and in theory should support whatever bridesmaid dress colours you opt for. But you also want them to feel happy and comfortable with your choice, so be sure to involve them in the shopping experience so that you find that sweet spot of colour, cut and shape. Your bridesmaids are a reflection of your day, your theme, and ultimately you, so put them in a colour that dazzles and your wedding day will follow suit.

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