4 Gray Bridesmaid Dresses That Will Look Killer on Your Squad

Gray Bridesmaid Dress Ideas

Photo: Ferris Vanderveer

Gray skies over wedding days may get a bad rap from brides, but for bridesmaid dresses, gray is the shade du jour in our book. The haute hue may be a neutral, but trust us — gray is anything but boring. The subtle yet stylish shade just so happens to be ultra-flattering and totally versatile, complementing a various array of skin tones and bridal styles — so much so that your 'maids will be calling it their IRL Instagram filter.

Soft gray tones like dusty dove and subtle stone shades cast a pretty glow on your girls, making them appear lit from within against the complementary neutral color. Plus, the color transition between your bridesmaids' dresses and your white wedding dress is subtly stunning. Not yet convinced that gorgeous gray is right for your big day? Then take a gander at these pretty-in-gray gowns below.

Gray Bridesmaid Dresses

Photo: Gorman Studio; Courtesy of Retailers; Styling by Alex Silva

Not feeling the bold and bright pops of color of the bridesmaid dresses summertime nuptials are known for? Well, who says just because the skies aren't gray, you can't have girls still rock the cloudy color. Gray isn't just for winter weddings after all, and nothing proves this more than these two flirty frocks. This short and sassy Rebecca Taylor number belongs out in the summer sunshine at a casual seaside wedding — its pretty print totally elevates the neutral shade. Meanwhile, this just too darn pretty Jenny Packham gown is a perfect fit for garden party nuptials, where the vibe is whimsical and effortlessly elegant. (Short ruffled dress, $795, Rebecca Taylor; Floral gown, price upon request, Jenny Packham available at Net-a-Porter)

Formal Gray Bridesmaid Dresses

Photo: Gorman Studio; Courtesy of Retailers; Styling by Alex Silva

For more formal nuptials or winter weddings, we love these two gorgeous gowns by Joanna August and Nouvelle Amsale. The darker charcoal color will be right at home at a fancy evening affair, complete with glowing candle lighting and ballroom dancing. And drop pearl earrings and a thin, feminine bracelet are the perfect accessories to the dainty dove-hued dress by Nouvelle Amsale. Could you just?! (Long ruffled gown, $285, Joanna August; One-shoulder gown, $210, Nouvelle Amsale available at Nordstrom)

Whether you go with a pop of print, pretty pearl accessories, or formal frocks, gray bridesmaid dresses can be gussied up in endless ways. What better reason to have your girls go for the gray?

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