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Selecting a bridal party look is sometimes one of the trickier choices a bride can face when wedding planning. Choosing a style is one thing, but deciding on a color is another. And while you might not have considered it, the experts agree: Red bridal party dresses are actually a romantic and well-received choice!
Meet the Expert
"[Red is] versatile and flattering and there are so many different shades to choose,” explains Ranu Coleman, the chief marketing officer at Azazie. “Red works for an outdoor winter wedding in the snowy mountains, a summer beach wedding, a winery, or a church. You can make it work for different venues.” Even better? With so many different hues, you can easily mix and match this radiant color to compliment any wedding palette and theme.
Ahead, check out some of our favorite red bridal party dresses fit for all budgets and seasons.
For a Holiday Wedding: Pia Gladys Perey Sade Dress
“Red is great for holiday weddings,” explains Alena Wells, senior director of marketing at Revelry, and we love Pia Gladys Perey’s Sade gown for any festive occasion. The silk jersey fabric, dramatic sleeves, and train will make a memorable statement your guests won’t soon forget.
For a Glamorous Wedding: Galina Signature Charmeuse Draped One-Shoulder Bridesmaid Dress
This charmeuse draped David’s Bridal gown is a seriously stunning choice. You can also select the dress in cinnamon or burgundy if you’re after a different red hue, but whatever color you choose, the style is sure to impress.
Searching for a red dress your bridal party will love? We've answered three common questions brides-to-be have when shopping for this color.
- Why should I choose red for my bridal party? “You can’t go wrong with red,” says Coleman. “It’s traditional, flattering on several different skin tones, and you can mix and match the different shades beautifully together.”
- How do you accessorize red bridal party dresses? “If it’s a vibrant, bright red, go softer on the jewels. If you choose burgundy tones, gold or silver drop earrings would pair beautifully with [the hue]," suggests Wells. Coleman also adds that when in doubt, it’s always a safe bet to utilize neutral, metallic, or clear shoes and accessories.
- How do I pick the best red hue for my bridal party? First of all, both experts suggest ordering swatches to see what hues draw your eye. And if you’re a fan of something unexpected, don’t shy away from it! “An apple red color is bright, but it would work very well in the right venue and setting such as a black-tie indoor ballroom or a wedding with a glam/casino feel,” explains Coleman. Wells adds that “we also see a lot of ombre color palettes incorporating burgundies to pinks. To play up the color, you can always mix the same shade of red in different fabrics to create texture in your bridal party look.”