You've selected the perfect date, and you've secured the most beautiful venue—now's the time to talk about all of the little wedding planning details that make up your big day. And with that, comes a decision on your wedding's color palette, incorporating everything from florals and decorations to what your wedding party will wear.
When it comes to choosing a bridesmaid palette, pretty pastel shades, bold and bright tones, and even floral prints are customary for spring and summer weddings. After all, you want to incorporate a color that complements the season and that pairs with your wedding venue as well. And one of those go-to colors for warm-weather weddings is coral.
While Living Coral was the Pantone Color of the Year for 2019, it's hardly new to the bridal world—the fun shade has long been a favorite for brides who crave an energetic wedding palette. Coral is the most beautiful balance of orange and pink, with the ability to be toned down or amped up depending on your style. It's a perfect match for weddings with a more tropical vibe, but it can be incorporated into any spring or summer theme.
Whether you’re in the mood for a super-saturated take on coral or a washed-out version, the coral spectrum ranges from deeper shades with pink undertones to poppy versions that lean closer to light peach and tangerine orange, and it's easily complemented by a number of accent colors like turquoise, red, and light pink. And for a bridesmaid group that features a multitude of skin tones, coral is the ideal choice because you can opt for an ombré palette to hit on every version of the color and flatter each complexion. Plus, this type of assortment feels a bit more modern than your lineup all wearing the exact same shade.
Because coral has spent some time in the spotlight, there are plenty of fresh dress designs to choose from whether you’re looking for a free-flowing maxi dress, an asymmetrical style, or a flattering V-neck silhouette. Plus, options start at under $100 so you can find a dress that will meet any budget.
If you’re looking for a punchy bridesmaid dress color to brighten up your big day, read on for 13 of our coral-colored favorites.
Lulus Dance the Night Away Backless Maxi Dress
SHOP NOW: Lulus, $84
Brideside Tina Bridesmaid Dress
SHOP NOW: Brideside, $180
AW Bridal Karin One Shoulder Pleated Long Bridesmaid Dress
SHOP NOW: AW Bridal, $116
Morilee Chiffon Bridemaid Dress With Flutter Sleeve
SHOP NOW: Morilee, price upon request
Azazie Arabella Allure Bridesmaid Dress
SHOP NOW: Azazie Arabella, $129
The Dessy Group Halter Tie Back Maxi Bridemaid Dress
SHOP NOW: The Dessy Group, $150
Brideside Cher Bridesmaid Dress
SHOP NOW: Brideside, $180
Gather & Gown Kate Bridesmaid Gown
SHOP NOW: Gather & Gown, price upon request
Jenny Yoo Jade Luxe V-Neck Gown
SHOP NOW: Jenny Yoo, $285
Twobirds Slit Dress Putty Bridesmaid Dress
SHOP NOW: Twobirds, $295
Monique Lhuillier Paige Bridesmaid Dress
SHOP NOW: Monique Lhuillier, Price Upon Request
Jenny Packham High-Low Maxi Bridesmaid Dress
SHOP NOW: The Dessy Group, $242
Watters Kenley Bridesmaid Dress
SHOP NOW: Bella Bridesmaids, $215