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One of the best accessories for a bridesmaid dress? A perfectly-polished manicure. But with so many nail colors available, choosing the best shade for your 'maids can be overwhelming. So, we reached out to Tracylee, beauty expert and brand ambassador for Brides Live Wedding sponsor Sally Hansen, to break down which mani hues pair best with the season's most popular bridesmaid dress colors.
Lilac/Radiant Orchid Bridesmaid Dresses
Radiant Orchid was this year's Pantone color of the year, so, naturally, it's also having a moment in the bridal world. Tracylee suggests accenting the light-purple shade (seen above) with something neutral for a daytime reception (like Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in "Gray-T Escape", a muted pink) and "Ruby Do", a deep berry shade, for an evening celebration.
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Blush Pink Bridesmaid Dresses
Wear a complementary pale pink polish with this perennial favorite dress color. For day or night, Tracylee says to let your bridesmaids pair their blush look with a deep shade like Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in "Pink Pong" or a super-soft, peachy polish like "Royal Blush".
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White Bridesmaid Dresses
Nearly any nail color pairs well with a white bridesmaid dress, but Tracylee recommends keeping the look neutral to avoid competing with the bride. For a day wedding, she favors a pure white polish like Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in "Sheer Bliss". For an evening affair, Tracylee loves the shimmering white Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in "Debut-Tint" and trendy, confetti-style Hard As Nails Extreme Wear in "Disco Ball".
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Grey Bridesmaid Dresses
For grey bridesmaid dresses worn during the day, Tracylee prefers a silver like Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Color in "Oyster Bar". For night, try Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in "Shoot the Moon", a metallic shade with a hint of bronze that adds the perfect dash of sparkle to the dark dress.
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Mint Bridesmaid Dresses
Tracylee recommends pairing a mint dress with a warm peachy nail. Daytime bridesmaids should rock Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure "Peach of Cake", a rich coral shade, while nighttime 'maids should go bold with Sally Hansen Insta-dri in "Cinna-Snap", a deep Bordeaux polish with tons of shine.