(Closed) BM Dress Color Advice

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 4
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337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I can see why your BM might think the blue shade might make her look washed out; it would depend on her coloring though.  It would look great with a strong contrasting colour like dark brown or auburn hair, but you might be able to bring in the right contrast with a darker coloured sash and matching darker necklace? 

I understand the issue of liking a colour that your BM’s think will be unflattering.  I’ve been drawn to a sage green colour but two of my BM’s and also my mother dislike it so I’m trying to find a darker green.  I think a lot of people will say to just pick the colour you like, but if you like the other colours as well, then it is nice to try to find a colour that your girls like too.  But ultimately you may have to eventually lay down the law and just pick – it’s hard to please everyone.

Since you asked, my favourite colour is the green one, but I’m biased – as I said I’m after a shade of green just like that one.  Thanks for posting it by the way – I didn’t know Jim Hjelm carried that shade of green!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I think the reason that the Caribbean Blue looks so good is that all the BM’s have dark hair and darker facial features (dark brown eyebrows, dark eyes, etc.).  I think that if your BM’s have lighter hair and are pale, then they might risk getting washed out.

Personally I love the eggplant.  I think with the GM’s in tuxs it will look really sharp and really make your dress ‘pop’ out in pictures.

Post # 6
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438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I like the eggplant or green.  The blue is a little light and could definitely wash out certain skin/hair colors.  But, what are the details of your wedding?  time of day, year, where it it is, etc. will matter.

Post # 8
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438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Okay, green is definitely better for the summer than the eggplant.  but if your wedding is in the summer, you girls may have more color than right now.  I also would assume your girls  know that when planning your wedding you obviously have a color scheme in mind.  I would think they will compromise to make sure you have the wedding you want!  So tell them you really want blue, if thats what you want!

Post # 9
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260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I think it depends on your venue.   ie   If your wedding is in a darker church ballroom, I would pick the purple.  But just make sure it won’t clash with the decor.   I’m having a garden wedding, so I didn’t want green because it would just blend with the background.   Also lighter colors look better for outdoor garden/beach settings, so I would have went with the blue. I wouldn’t worry about your bridesmaid, I personally think it would look great on a blond, plus she’ll have make-up on.

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