From baby blue to mint green and soft pink to lavender, pastel shades have long been a popular choice for bridesmaids’ dresses. The ideal way to complement the bride’s gown without detracting from her show-stopping look, pastels are a great choice for your bridesmaids.
As we look ahead towards the 2021 wedding season, the popularity of pastels shows no signs of waning.
So, if you’re looking for a colour scheme that’s classic, stylish and elegant, this is the perfect choice.
One of the main reasons that brides opt for pastel dresses for their bridal party is that these neutral, understated shades won’t steal the spotlight.
Even the most camera shy bride doesn’t want to be upstaged on her big day, so pastels are the ideal choice for subtle but stylish bridesmaids’ dresses.
Choose a pastel shade that complements your wedding colour scheme to create a stunning wedding aesthetic.
Suitable for any season
Another thing that ensures the ongoing popularity of pastels, is that they’re suitable for all seasons. As @hitchedcouk says, “Nothing says spring and summer like a dreamy palette of pastel shades.”
But these elegant shades are ideal for winter and autumn weddings too. This versatility means that pastel dresses are chosen by brides throughout the year, whether they’re getting hitched in the middle of summer or the middle of a snowstorm.
A lot of brides opt for pastel shades of blue for winter weddings, orange, and red for autumn weddings, and pink, yellow, purple, and green for spring or summer nuptials.
One of the issues with bold colours is that they don’t suit all skin tones. If brides choose a bright pink, red, blue, yellow or purple colour scheme for their bridesmaids, they may well find that some of their nearest and dearest are less than flattered by the dresses.
Pastels, on the other hand, suit virtually all skin tones. If your bridesmaids have a variety of complexions, pastel gowns will ensure they all look their very best on your wedding day.
If you don’t have your heart set on a specific pastel shade, why not let your bridesmaids choose the tone they like the best?
Having a selection of pastel shades can look great in photos and add a little variety to your colour scheme.
Colourful but elegant
Pastel dresses have the advantage of being colourful and elegant at the same time. This allows brides to add a splash of colour to their bridal party without creating an aesthetic that dominates guests’ attention. What’s more, pastel shades are less likely to fall out of fashion than bright, bold colours. This means that choosing a neutral, elegant tone for your bridesmaids’ dresses will ensure your wedding photos won’t look dated in a few years’ time.
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