When you've set out on a mission to find the perfect set of bridesmaid dresses for your gal pals, you may get stopped in your tracks once you try to find a color that'll flatter all their skins tones. So when you're hunting for the right color, keep these four universally flattering shades in mind.
Every girl fancies a little black dress and loves a black-colored bridesmaid dress even more. It's a slimming color that also works well on all body types and skin tones. If you're worried that black will clash with your wedding palette, have no fear. The bouquets of flowers you hand each bridesmaid will complement their dresses and attract the eyes of all the wedding guests.
If you're looking into doing a winter wonderland wedding, navy is the best color to pick for your bridesmaids. The shade will flatter all skin tones, including those that are seasonally pale, and it also blends well with different hair colors. If you choose to go with navy, you can add different gold and silver accessories to make the dresses stand out even more.
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Going with gray is always a safe option. This color looks good on any and all skin tones and it lets your bridal party add their own personal flair and color to the dress with bold and bright accessories. Keeping the dress color simple will give each bridesmaid a chance to style the dress with her own shoes, necklaces, earrings, and hair pieces. Plus, a gray dress works well no matter the season, month, or location.
If you always dreamed of having your bridesmaids look pretty in pink, picking a dusty rose shade will be an easy way for them to give your color choice two thumbs up. While pale pink or blush may be your first option when it comes to shades of pink, you may have issues getting some bridesmaids to feel comfortable with how that color works with their complexion. A dusty rose color looks good on all and blends well no matter what your wedding colors are.
Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.