(Closed) A Tale of Two Purples: Too clashy?

posted 14 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 4
23 posts

ooh I love the dresses and the shoes! I don’t think the color will be an issue. I actually think the look of multiple shades can add depth and look really nice. Is there any chance of mixing in any ‘blue-er’ purples anywhere else? Like flowers, etc?

 That said, I do know the feeling… my colors were lilac and sky blue, and I was really hoping for a blue-purple shade for the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses as opposed to a red-purple. I ordered based on a tiny swatch and when they came in I had a bit of a freak out moment because I was worried they were too much on the red side. But it actually looked great together – the brighter purple looked great with the blue/purple hydgrangea flowers the bridesmaids had in their bouquets. I wouldn’t stress about it too much, those shoes are so pretty! 

Post # 5
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I think it’s fine.  I mean, you wouldn’t want your bridesmaids’ dresses to clash with their OWN shoes, but don’t worry so much about YOUR shoes clashing with their dresses.  You don’t have to be that matchy-matchy.  If you love the shoes, wear them!  Nobody’s going to drag your BM’s hemline down to the floor to hold up against your shoe, aghast, and exclaim that the shades of purple don’t match!  Don’t get too caught up in the wedding industry hype.  You can wear whatever shoes you want 🙂

Post # 7
1174 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Just an FYI – I have those same shoes and they are not made well. The fit is off (they run big) and they wobble a bit in the heel. I can wear them for an evening, but maybe not for an entire wedding.

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