(Closed) Dress colour and accessory help!

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 4
1643 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

There really, really isn’t much difference in the two, and I honestly thought that if you were to pick one, and then a month after the wedding ask all the guests which of the two the BMs wore, you would have a mixed bag of guesses!

That being said, I’d personally go for claret before the burgundy has the potential for your accessories to make it all very very dark, and gothic, almost hallowe’eny rather than autumnal

Post # 6
1643 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@itsmeetam:  Yes definately, a champagne would look really pretty

Post # 7
419 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I prefer the claret, the other one could tend to look a bit gothic. And yes to the champagne shoes! They could be worn with so many other outfits after the wedding as well. I think a cream colored shawl would be perfect as well.

Post # 8
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Champagne would be nice, but maybe also copper and bronze.

Post # 9
2570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@itsmeetam:  I vote black shoes for ease, everyone has a black heel and if you’re having the BMs buy the dress then they can save some cash wearing shoes they already have.

Post # 11
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Black shoes might be easier since most people own them, but a metallic shoe might be more visually interesting?  If you are going to stick to warm tones, then maybe consider a copper/bronze, or if the claret is a cool shade (it’s hard to tell online), then a pewter shoe might look really nice.  Plus metallic pumps can plausibly be worn again (unlike dyeables!).

(BTW – those dresses are lovely!)




Post # 12
46415 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would suggest a nude or bronze metallic shoe.

I would stay away from a cream shawl. It doesn’t go with the rich and warm tones (burgundy, deep reds, yellows and oranges) you described.

I would look for something in those colors once you finalize your choice for the dress.


Exquisite Burgundy Red Pashmina Shawl



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