How To: Neutral & Pastel Bridesmaids Dresses
Color is such an important factor when making decisions about your wedding – everything from flowers and table settings to smaller details such as escort cards revolve around it. During the ceremony it is the bridesmaids dresses where the color theme of your wedding is most prominently reflected to your guests. So what if you’ve chosen a more neutral palette for your big day? How do you incorporate this into the bridesmaids dresses while still keeping your ceremony visually exciting?
In a recent Monique Lhuillier runway show we see beautiful examples of bridesmaids dress designs in gold, silver, ivory and gray. While the color is kept simple and elegant, it is the texture that makes them exciting with draping, pleats, ruching and cascading “feathers“.
Actress and model Molly Sims brought to life her beige and black themed bridal party by having each bridesmaid wear her own unique dress, each a variegating shade of beige, and even utilizing print and accessories like belts to keep each look fresh.
Having a neutral palette for your wedding doesn’t mean you must limit yourself to beige, black and white, though! When actress and style-maven Rachel Bilson served as bridesmaid in her best friend Jill Stonerock’s wedding, she looked stunning in muted pistachio while her fellow bridesmaids wore other lovely shades of green ranging from mint to sage. Fresh bouquets of lavender brought in an additional pop of color while still keeping the overall look earthy and ethereal.
Often times we think of neutral and pastel color palettes as being limiting, sometimes even boring. The truth is, though, that when these palettes are used correctly – with attention to variation of shades, texture and detail, perhaps with just the right pop of color in the bouquet or an accessory – they are quite simply and beautifully elegant!