Pastels for spring are pretty predictable, but that’s kind of why we love them. While some may view these sweet candy colored confections as a safe choice to dress your bridesmaids in, we think their predictability is more timeless than boring. They return every spring with an eternal vengeance, thanks to their soft, feminine romance. Colorful without being full of color, these calm shades are the perfect way to bring some springtime fever into your wedding—they mirror the transition from the cool tones of winter to the bold hues of summer.
If you’re worried your girls will end up looking like an array of Easter eggs, take delight in the fact that there are many ways to style this ultra chic palette. Whether you opt for a blush pink, muted mint, powder blue, light lavender, butter yellow, quiet orange, or pale coral (or a subdued rainbow of the spectrum!), the design will always lend to the dress’s overall vibe—think off-shoulder lace for bohemian magic, a mid-length hemline for some vintage flair, or a two-piece top and skirt for some serious cool-girl feels. That said, some savvy accessorizing also never fails to elevate the look. Pair the dresses with sleek metallic heels for a bit of an edge, flower crowns for a laid back touch, or a patent purse for offbeat whimsy.
Because while pastels may be in the same camp as florals come springtime—not exactly groundbreaking, that is—there are plenty of ways to make them your own. And trust us, you won’t regret seeing these light and airy clouds of color surrounding your statement of white when you look back on your wedding day photos.
Are you ready to take on spring’s prettiest palette of ice cream hues? We’ve rounded up 25 choices your bridesmaids will revel in.