Post # 1
Please help! I had the idea (and may still) of doing infinity/convertible bridesmaid dresses for my girls. I am now loving the ombre look, and am having a purple with green hints wedding (summer garden theme) and would love advice on how to create a PURPLE ombre look without any dark shades.
The purple shade i’m into is the orchid purple… kinda like this (bright purple)
I also love this shade and wouldn’t be against something paler (although I don’t want it to look to springy) like this . I wouldn’t mind some fuschia tones too, as orchids have that hint in there as well.
Would those shades look OK together? Maybe have my Maid/Matron of Honor in the distinguished color fuschia?
I have 5 bridesmaids and 1 jr bridesmaid. Please help!!! 🙂
I’ve searched all over pinterest, google and bing! If you have inspiration photos of any dresses that are cocktail length or long with a slit or high to low (not a line) then please send!
Here is my pinterest to get an idea of my theme
Oh and one more thing……does having a different style dress for each girl AND a different shade, look tacky? I don’t think this picture looks bad at all, but just any advice would be great!
Post # 3
I’m trying to get the Dessy Twist dresses for my wedding. They’re all going to be the same colour though, so they match somewhat. I love the idea of the bridesmaids being different rather than just being clones of eachother.
However I went to a wedding recently where there were 3 or 4 different types of dresses, and lots in the wedding party (I presume) and some were adults and some were kids. As a guest it was very confusing, I didn’t have a clue who was a bridesmaid and who just happened to be wearing a similar colour to them.
It made conversation a little awkward with them. If I’d known they were a Bridesmaid or Best Man I would have asked them about the ceremony and wouldnt have felt wierd asking them things like where to leave cards, but I didn’t know for sure.
Guest confusion aside, I think the example pic you put up looks great and not tacky at all
Post # 4
@JustJen_wd: Oh wow that’s a good prospective….I didn’t think of that! That’s the thing….I don’t want them to be TOO different, like style wise, AND color wise….but if I DID do both, i’d probably keep the shades closer together (I only have 5 girls all within 2 years age difference) They will also all have their hair with some type of sweeped loose braid/curl look to the side (to help distinguish them) and I MIGHT have a flower in their hair.
Post # 5
Yeh if they had one or two things the same like the hair that would tie them altogether really well! Good luck 🙂
Post # 7
I accidentally had the ombre look:
I asked everyone to wear a cocktail dress they liked in a shade of blue. Luckily it worked out, but it really stressed out the bridesmaids. I think they were worried about whether one person would stand out with a light shade if others all wore a similar dark shade, etc. You may want to take on the hard work of actually picking out the dresses yourself – but that will be a monumental task given purple dresses are hard to find!
I think the shades you picked out are gorgeous, and as you can see above, everyone wore different style dresses, and it looked great. I’d give some parameters, like I asked for the dress to be solid (no patterns or jewels), and have one element that pulls everyone together (I gave them matching shawls), which helps ensure some cohesiveness.
Post # 8
Love it! My bm’s are doing that in muted purples! And my moh is in a blush since that is my accent color. I think it looks great ; )
Post # 10
I think you should do similar style dresses (definitely the same lenght) and maybe tie them together with a shawl or shoes or something. I know a girl that did the same dress for her girls and ended up having them rainbow colored (each one having a completely different color) the groomsmen wore black with colored suspenders to match the Bridesmaid or Best Man they were matched with. Maybe you can do the same with the Groomsmen and their vest color???
Post # 11
i am doing the same thing!! except my color is green so i am having the girls wear the same exact dress except in different tones of green…and then they will stand in order from dark to light leading up to me in white!…its difficult tho to find many shades of green =(
Post # 12
@BellaDee: I actually can’t see any of the pictures you posted, for some reason, but stumbled across this Ombre dress, and remembered you posting about this so I thought I’d share!
Since I can’t see any of your pics, I can’t really offer too much input, but I think an Ombre theme would be beautiful. But in case you decide against each girl being in a different shade (it may be hard to match the shades into the same family – some purples look more pink or red while others have more of a blue hue…), there’s this! It only comes in Blue, Pink, or Grey ombre though… but maybe add a pop of color with flowers? Or since this one exists, it probably isn’t the ONLY ombre Bridesmaid or Best Man dress out there! 🙂
Post # 13