Bridesmaid dresses play a pretty significant role in weddings. Not only do they enhance the overall aesthetic of your day, but they also hold symbolic importance. These dresses are carefully chosen to complement the bride's gown while maintaining a cohesive theme. These gowns help create a sense of unity and harmony among the bridal party, highlighting the bond and support shared with the bride. Ah, female friendships - they make my heart sing. Today, we're going to be going through 12 different colourway ideas and inspiration for your own bridesmaids. We at Rock My Wedding have some truly fabulous Recommended bridesmaid dressmakers, too. Recommended suppliers TH&TH BridesmaidsRewritten BridesmaidsNola London, and Constellation Ame are four truly incredible places to start your hunt. 

13 bridesmaid dresses colourway ideas - whether you're a minimalist, maximalist, or an in-between-ist! 

Mismatched Dresses

Mismatched bridesmaid dresses have become increasingly popular in recent years. And we absolutely love it. These gowns add a fresh and modern twist to wedding aesthetics. The trend involves selecting different dresses for each bridesmaid, allowing them to showcase their individual styles, personalities, and body types while still maintaining a cohesive look. Mismatched dresses offer a fabulous opportunity to celebrate diversity and inclusivity. By choosing dresses in different colours, shapes, lengths or patterns that complement each other, the overall visual impact can be stunning. 

Satin bridesmaid dresses

Want to exude timeless elegance, sophistication, and effortless style? Then satin bridesmaid dresses will be your best friend. The smooth and lustrous fabric adds glamour to any wedding ensemble. Satin's graceful drape and subtle sheen create an absolutely gorgeous silhouette that flatters all different kinds of body types, making it a versatile option. Whether in classic neutrals or vibrant hues, satin bridesmaid dresses have a way of catching the light and adding a radiant glow to the overall bridal party. There's a reason that satin dresses are oh-so-popular. Because they just look incredible! Take it from us.

Pink dresses

Pretty in pink to make your guests wink. That's what everyone says about pink bridesmaid gowns! They do, trust us. We're scientists. Pink bridesmaid dresses are a charming, feminine choice that brings a touch of romance and playfulness to a wedding. Pink is often a colour associated with love and tenderness, adding a soft and sweet atmosphere to the bridal party. Who wouldn't want that, hey? Whether it's hot pink, baby pink, pastel pink, or any other kind of pink... These dresses will evoke a sense of femininity, beauty, and celebration. 

Orange dresses

What happened when the orange broke out of prison? All heck broke juice. Questionable jokes aside, if you're looking for a spot of vibrancy in your bridal party, give orange bridesmaid dresses a go. The colour orange is associated with warmth, enthusiasm, and creativity, making it an excellent choice for bridesmaids who want to make a bold and memorable statement. This warm and vibrant hue adds a pop of colour to the bridal party, creating a lively and cheerful ambience. They're a brilliant choice, especially if you're thinking of an outdoor wedding. 

Green dresses

If you've seen the sage green bridesmaid dresses trend, and it's made you green with envy (HAHA), worry not. We've got some gorgeously green gown inspiration for you. Green bridesmaid dresses offer a refreshing and nature-inspired choice that brings a sense of tranquillity and harmony to wedding aesthetics. As the colour of growth, renewal, and fertility, green symbolises new beginnings and is often associated with balance and serenity. Green gowns harmonise with natural settings, making them an ideal choice for outdoor or garden weddings. They are very popular and very VERY pretty.

Blue bridesmaid dresses

Feeling blue? After looking at some of these blue bridesmaid dresses, we promise things will start looking up. These dresses bring a sense of elegance, serenity, and timeless beauty. It's a very versatile colour, which encompasses a wide range of shades, from soft and ethereal pastels to deep and rich hues. Blue bridesmaid dresses can beautifully complement various wedding themes, from beach weddings to formal affairs. So whether you're saying you're I Dos on the sandy shores or at the end of a grand altar, blue will look incredible. The colour blue is super flattering, suiting a wide range of skin tones and hair colours.

Navy dresses

Don't think we forgot about navy bridesmaid dresses! How could we, when they're just so gosh darn beautiful? The deep, rich shade of navy blue adds a touch of refinement and class to any wedding. Navy bridesmaid dresses are a popular choice for formal and evening weddings, as they give off understated glamour whilst creating a sophisticated aesthetic. So, if you're opting for a formal affair, maybe navy is the colour for your bridal party. And we can hardly blame you! Timeless, beautiful, rich and deep, navy is a great choice for your big day.

Black bridesmaid dresses

If you're anything like me, half of your wardrobe is probably black. And for good reason! Black is elegant, timeless, and can be dressed up or down. The same goes for black bridesmaid dresses. Black bridesmaid dresses exude an undeniable sense of elegance, sophistication, and timeless beauty. They are often chosen for formal or evening weddings, as they bring an air of elegance and refinement to the big day. They provide a sleek and polished aesthetic that pairs well with a range of wedding themes and colour palettes. Black bridesmaid gowns look fabulous paired with a white wedding dress - a yin-and-yang type of contrast.

White bridesmaid gowns

People don't often think about white bridesmaid dresses. This is understandable because typically, the bridal gown is white. But that doesn't mean your bridal party can't seriously rock some white bridesmaid gowns. White bridesmaid dresses create a cohesive and harmonious look. Especially when paired with the bride's gown! They add a sense of unity, creating a stunning bridal party. White bridesmaid dresses can range from classic and timeless silhouettes to modern and contemporary designs. This allows the bridesmaids to showcase their individual styles while maintaining a cohesive aesthetic. Someone call Hannah Montana because it's the best of both worlds!

Gold bridesmaid dresses

GOLD! Always believe in your soul... And in gold bridesmaid dresses. The colour gold is typically linked with prosperity, celebration, and beauty, making it a fabulous choice for bridesmaids. Gold dresses have a way of catching the light, adding a radiant glow to your big day. Whether it's a soft gold or a bold, shimmering metallic, these dresses are flattering, elegant, luxurious and super eye-catching. Gold is also very flattering on a number of fabrics, styles and skin tones. These dresses can be paired with some killer accessories, such as gold jewellery or sparkling accents, to take your bridal party from gorgeous to ultra-glamorous. 

Burgundy dresses

What's a hamburger's favourite colour? Burgundy. Ok, look, I realise the jokes get worse every time. And I apologise profusely. But will I stop? Absolutely not. Burgundy bridesmaid dresses are up next. Some people tend to associate this colour with Christmas and Christmas only. But we are here to disprove that theory swiftly! The deep, luxurious shade of burgundy exudes elegance, sophistication, and a hint of drama. Who doesn't love a bit of drama here and there? Burgundy bridesmaid dresses create a sense of depth and warmth - perfect for formal or rustic weddings.

Grey dresses

Next up, we've got grey bridesmaid dresses. Grey bridesmaid dresses offer a chic and versatile choice exuding elegance, subtlety, and modern sophistication. These dresses can range from soft and delicate hues like dove grey to deeper and more intense shades like charcoal. The colour grey is known to be very flattering. Grey dresses create a clean and understated look, allowing the other wedding elements to shine. By this, we mean things like the bride's gown or the more colourful floral arrangements. Slipping some grey goodness into your wedding is a great way to amp up the elegance. 

Embellished Bridesmaid Dresses

Embellished bridesmaid dresses add an ethereal vibe to any bridal party ensemble, exuding true elegance and charm. What makes these dresses special are their delicate details, captivating the eye and elevating the aesthetic plentifully. From shimmering sequins to intricate beadwork, these gowns reflect the spirit of the wedding perfectly, and just look delightful. Some people think embellished dresses are just for super fancy events - but that isn't the case at all. Whether it's a glamorous floor-length gown or a shorter, more casual cocktail dress, embellished dresses create a sense of sophistication and opulence whilst also giving off an effortlessly stylish vibe. They're a great choice for any wedding and are a true testament to the power and artistry of fashion. 

Whatever colour you go for, bridesmaid dresses can add to your theme in a plethora of ways - and we love to see it!

Your wedding is going to be incredible whichever colourway you choose - that we can promise you! Hopefully, you've gained some inspiration, and you feel a little clearer about which colour you'll go for. If you've been reading this, and wondering if there's some sort of podcast you could listen to about it... You're in luck. Our podcast episode on bridesmaid dress shopping is as good as it gets. Or maybe you're wondering where your non-female bridal members fit in? Our article on mixed-gender wedding parties will prove handy there. 

Sasha Kirkham

Written by Sasha Kirkham

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