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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
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
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.
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.
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!
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