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Pantone Color of the Year: 17 Shades of Blue Bridesmaid Dresses

Pantone Color of the Year: 17 Shades of Blue Bridesmaid Dresses
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The Pantone Color of the Year is classic blue, and we believe this rich, deep hue makes a lovely color for a bridesmaid gown during any season. With 2020 opening up a new decade of possibility, Laurie Pressman, the vice president of the Pantone Color Institute, describes their pick, saying, “It’s a color that anticipates what’s going to happen next. What’s the future going to bring as we move into the evening hours?” Indeed, the chic and romantic color is perfect for a bridesmaid gown at an evening affair, but blue is almost like black in that it pretty much always works. Plus, deep blue looks flattering on many different skin tones and against a variety of hair colors. So, consider classic blue when you shop for bridesmaid gowns. We have hand-picked 17 styles to help make your task that much easier. Read on to see how you can easily incorporate the newest, hottest color trend into your upcoming wedding by outfitting your ‘maids in the most stylish, swoon-worthy gowns.

 

 

Shopping for a Blue Bridesmaid Dress 

 

Tips:

If you know you love the classic blue hue, your next step is to think about the overall aesthetic you are trying to achieve with your wedding party’s attire. A formal look might call for a ball gown, while a flowy, wrap dress is ideal for easy, breezy, beach-side nuptials. Will all the bridesmaids wear the same gown? Or do you want the color to match, while the styles differ depending on each person’s body type and preference? The season of your wedding will also determine certain features, like sleeve length and fabric. Velvet makes an elegant choice for a chilly, winter wedding, for instance. But truly, there are no real rules. Pick the dress or dresses that speak to you, and when you look back at your wedding photos years from now, will still make you hella’ happy!

 

 

Blue Bridesmaid Dress Shopping Considerations

 

Cost:

Our roundup features blue bridesmaid gowns that will make your wallet happy. Many of our picks ring up between $100 and $300. Some cost less than $100, and one dress is just $39. We would not joke about this. Also look out for an aspirational dress that costs, well, a lot more than $39. But, it will leave your jaw on the floor, we promise.

 

 

Color:

Well, blue. But not a pale blue. It’s not-quite navy, but darker than cornflower blue. Think nautical, almost nighttime sky blue. Of course, classic blue is simply an inspiration for our dress picks, not an exact science. If you love rich, deep, bright blue, these dress picks are for you.

 

 

Style:

All of ’em. No, seriously! From long-sleeve to no sleeves, from floor-skimming skirts, to short silhouettes, from gowns for petite to plus-size frames (and even pregnant frames!), our blue gown picks span all styles. No matter your body type, or the formality or season of the wedding, you need to see these bridesmaid dresses ASAP!

  

 

 

 

 

 

1 of 17 Image Credits: Shopbop

Best Slip Style

Fame and Partners Peony Dress

Price: $329.00

We are gaga over this slinky, inky slip dress that features flattering draping, spaghetti straps and ruching. The maxi length with a high-low hem sets the style apart.

Specifications:
Sizes 0 - 14
Cotton/rayon
Lined
Back zipper closure

2 of 17 Image Credits: Shopbop

Best Two-Piece Style

Black Halo Maxi Dress

Price: $375.00

Two-piece bridesmaid dresses are a fun, new trend you shouldn't be afraid to try on for size. This on-trend crop top and maxi-length skirt with a sexy side slit is designed by Black Halo and comes in Pacific Blue.

Specifications:
Sizes 0 - 14
Polyamide/viscose/elastane
Lined

3 of 17 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Ball Gown

Alfred Sung Strapless Satin Dress

Price: $242.00

Have fun and stun at the wedding in this Alfred Sung design that comes in regular and plus sizes. This lush gown reveals some décolleté, and features a high-low hem, belted waist, and pleated skirt. It’s perfect for a black tie affair. Oh, and did we mention it has pockets?

Specifications:
Sizes 0 - 24W
Satin twill
Hidden back zipper
Lined

4 of 17 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Maternity Style

Tiffany Rose Amelia Lace Dress

Price: $205.00

Don’t fear if you’ve been asked to be in a friend’s wedding while you’re expecting. This feminine, lace, slip-on style gown features a flattering illusion neckline and sleeves, hits at the knee, and has 3/4 sleeves. All you need to bring is your bump!

Specifications:
Sizes 0 - 6
Nylon/spandex
Ties at waist
Order pre-pregnancy size

5 of 17 Image Credits: David's Bridal

Best One-Shoulder Style

Micro-Pleated Mesh Dress

Price: $100.00

One-shoulder gowns are a very hot silhouette right now. This budget-friendly option from David’s Bridal features a belted waist, and offers a flattering fit, and fluid movement for days.

Specifications:
Sizes 0 - 26
Polyester
Side-zipper
Lined

6 of 17 Image Credits: Neiman Marcus

Most Romantic Style

Dessy Collection Lux Chiffon Gown

Price: $284.00

This off-the-shoulder gown with a sweetheart neckline and A-line skirt is giving us major Julia Roberts Pretty Woman vibes. The only difference is, it’s blue. Oh, and there's no Richard Gere to supply you with a gargantuan diamond necklace. Sorry!

Specifications:
Sizes 0 - 16
Hidden back zipper
Polyester

7 of 17 Image Credits: Neiman Marcus

Best Splurge Style

Escada Degradé Sequined Cap-Sleeve Illusion Gown

Price: $10,950.00

Behold this aspirational Escada gown that glitters like it was kissed by a shooting star. The cap sleeves and crew neckline add a classic feel, while the degradé sequins shimmer.

Specifications:
Sizes 4 - 12
Column silhouette
Chiffon

8 of 17 Image Credits: Macy's

Most Universally-Flattering Style

Adrianna Papell Blouson Cowlneck Gown

Price: $149.00

We predict this universally-flattering gown will win with everyone. The blouson top adds modesty, while a slit skirt and mermaid silhouette boost your sex appeal. Sweet, tie-shoulder detailing is a perfect finishing touch.

Specifications:
Sizes 0 - 20
Back zipper closure

9 of 17 Image Credits: Macy's

Best Winter Wedding Style

Xscape Velvet Gown

Price: $169.00

For a winter wedding, we love this elegant, off-the-shoulder gown in lush blue velvet. The ruching at the side and back will flatter any figure. And a back slit in the skirt lets you show a little leg, but not too much.

Specifications:
Sizes 2 - 16
Hidden back zipper

10 of 17 Image Credits: Azazie

Best Dress for Dancing

A Moment in Time Maxi Dress

Price: $56.00

The flowy skirt on this wallet-friendly Azazie gown just begs to be twirled on the dance floor. We love the sprinkle of glitter, which boosts the fun factor, and the flattering, fitted waist.

Specifications:
Sizes XS - 3X
Nylon
Lined

11 of 17 Image Credits: Azazie

Best Affordable Style

A La Mode Velvet Maxi Dress

Price: $39.00

An on-trend bridesmaid dress for less than $40? Believe it! This sexy style won’t break the bank, and lets ‘maids show off their figures with a fitted, stretch fabric. Linear illusion accents add interest, and the high neckline and slit skirt balance out the memorable silhouette.

Specifications:
Sizes XS - 3X
Polyester/spandex
Lined

12 of 17 Image Credits: Bloomingdale's

Best Mermaid Style

Dress the Population Brianna High-Neck Gown

Price: $258.00

Simple and elegant, this mermaid silhouette gown features a tailored bodice, is fitted through hips, and has adjustable shoulder straps for a custom fit. The sexy strap detailing makes the gown memorable. Note this style fits small, so order one size up.

Specifications:
Sizes S - XXL
Back zipper closure
Polyester/spandex
Lined

13 of 17 Image Credits: Bloomingdale's

Best Sequin Style

Aqua V-Neck Gown

Price: $358.00

Oh la la! We send heart emojis on blast to this navy and champagne gown shimmering with all-over ombré sequins. The fitted and flattering style features a fluted skirt, with a slit that simply begs to be noticed. Note this gown fits small, so order up one or two sizes.

Specifications:
Sizes 0 - 16
Plunging V-neck front and back
Mid-stretch fabric
Lined

14 of 17 Image Credits: ASOS

Best Petite Style

TFNC Pleated Maxi Bridesmaid Dress

Price: $103.00

Ahem, some short gals sure do appreciate a gown designed with them in mind. This petite style available at ASOS features crossback and bow detailing, a pleated, feminine skirt, and a halter neckline.

Specifications:
Sizes 0 - 10
Polyester
Lined

15 of 17 Image Credits: ASOS

Best Plus-Size Style

TFNC High-Neck Pleated Maxi Dress

Price: $79.00

Thank ASOS for designing dresses for all body types! Here’s a priced-right plus-size gown we love that features pretty pleats, a high neckline, and a floor-sweeping skirt that will move like a dream on the dance floor.

Specifications:
Sizes 14 - 24
Polyester
Zipper back

16 of 17 Image Credits: Lulus

Best Wrap Style

Here’s To Us Denim Blue High-Low Dress

Price: $72.00

Introducing a flowy, dream of a dress that features adjustable spaghetti straps with feminine detailing, as well as a high-low hem, and a tie closure at the waist. Try it for a spring or summer soiree.

Specifications:
Sizes XS - XL
Polyester
Lined

17 of 17 Image Credits: Lulus

Best Long-Sleeve Style

Garden District Wrap Maxi-Dress

Price: $68.00

For a January through early April wedding, as well as fall nuptials, consider this long-sleeve style that features a sexy slit and plunging neckline. It’s giving us major Grecian goddess vibes!

Specifications:
Sizes XS - XL
Jersey knit
Rayon/spandex