Beachy Blue Bridesmaid Dresses for Nautical Summer Nuptials


Who said your bridesmaid dresses couldn't be your something blue? In fact, what could be better for a summer soirée than beachy blue frocks for your 'maids? The muted tone can have a magnificent effect on both your girls and your big day, complementing both an array of complexions and a seaside "I do" destination.

Perfect for a spring or summer wedding, outfitting your bridal party in this soft, nautical hue is a sea-worthy way to inject your beachy wedding theme into your bridal attire. Plus, it's a universally flattering color that looks good on nearly any skin tone — looking posh on paler complexions and contrasting a stellar tan — and in any style. Little blue dresses are just the thing for sandy, barefooted nuptials, while long blue-hued gowns are the easy, breezy choice for more formal, oceanfront vows.

Ready to dress your bridesmaids in this blue hue? From pretty prints to stunning solids, check out the beachy blue bridesmaid frocks below.

Solid Blue Bridesmaid Dresses

Photo: Gorman Studio; Styling by Alex Silva

If the gorgeousness of an ocean view is enough eye candy for you, stick to a solid colored gown for your 'maids. Classic and chicly minimalist, these soft blue frocks are almost too easy to rock. The dreamy crinkle chiffon and sheer straps of this Amsale bridesmaid dress (left) calls for a romantic spin on the alfresco dance floor. And this strapless Dessy dress is a traditional choice that'll work for almost any venue — and bridesmaid! The draped and rouched bodice and column skirt are ultra flattering and will earn rave reviews from your gal pals. (Silk chiffon gown, $310, Amsale available at Nordstrom; Style 8167, strapless sweetheart bridesmaid dress, $190, Social Bridesmaids available at Dessy)

Blue Print Bridesmaid Dresses

Photo: Gorman Studio; Styling by Alex Silva

Punch things up with a pretty print that still complements your natural and beachy bridal style. Get nautical with a preppy striped print, perfect for your beach club "I dos." The ruffled one shoulder detail of this Gül Hürge frock (left) screams "summer soirée," and the Mediterranean-inspired cotton and linen-blend will keep your girls cool in the hot sun. Style it with tan leather sandals for a surf-and-sand-friendly look. Meanwhile, a gold jacquard embroidery print, like on this dazzling dress from Alice and Olivia, is just the thing for a formal venue or nighttime wedding. Anyone up for dancing on the beach, under the summer stars? (One shoulder ruffle-trimmed striped dress, $672, Gül Hürge available at Matches Fashion; "Carrie" jacquard dress, $484, Alice and Olivia available at Shopbop)

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