(Closed) Help! I can't decide on a bridesmaid dress color!

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Which color should I dress my beautiful bridesmaids in?
    Emerald Green : (21 votes)
    24 %
    Gray : (53 votes)
    61 %
    Dove Gray : (13 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    148 posts
    Blushing bee

    I too LOVE green , but I have to admit that green is generally a hard color to wear…it does not flatter all complexions.  Also, the kelly color may not compliment the outdoor space as it is not a very organic shade of green.  The darker grey is very Rich and will look beautiful with peach Both outdoors and in a library.

    good luck with your planning…bottom line is …make yourself happy!

    Post # 4
    6741 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I voted for the gray bc I love peach and gray together, but I’m confused why you think those 3 colors don’t all go together??

    Post # 5
    78 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Carondelet House

    I’m doing jewel tones for my BMs but I think the gray dress is just lovely.  The green seems like it might not look right with all of the greens of the garden, and the dove looks too similar to white (IMO).  My vote is for the gray.  Depending on the style, a pretty peach ribbon around the waist would look pretty great with it, too!

    Post # 6
    2858 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I adore the emerald green/kelly green colour, but as the PP said, it’s not for everyone. Depending on how much yellow it has in it, it can either suit cool or warm skin tones. As the PP said, this means it can look horrible on some people, but great on others.


    It wouldn’t be impossible for you to have some form of green though. Peach can work with pea green, mint green, sage green and aqua, like in these examples:








    Post # 7
    4687 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    Either grey is lovely.MUCH easier to work with, I myself have my girls in gray.  OMG what about grey dresses with a big chunky green necklace?!!!!!!

    Post # 8
    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012


    I voted gray. My outdoor wedding was this past August and my bridesmaids wore gray. (My colors were gray, yellow and purple. [sorry about the HUGE picture!]

    Post # 9
    1478 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

    I say grey. While I love Jewel tones  Emerald green in a part doesnt sound as good in a park as peach and grey. Plus your going to stress yourself out about what to put with the green when greyand peach looks fantastic

    Post # 10
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I voted for grey too – mine Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are dove grey – because as beautiful and striking the kelly green is, I agree with PPs in that a) it’s a hard colour for many skintones and b) it’s hard to work in with your wedding colours.

    Post # 11
    525 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’d present the options to your bridesmaids and ask them which of the 3 colours they prefer…

    Post # 12
    6221 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I like the gray or the dove grey. I am looking at these same dresses for my bridesmaids, and I think a more subdued color is needed if you are letting them get ones with sequins, otherwise they might look too “dance outfit”

    Post # 13
    847 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    @NewberryBride:  You can absolutely do all 3 of those colors together!!  Or you could add in some orange like this!

    Or you could have the groomsmen wear linen suits and go with a color scheme like this!

    Just thought I’d give some alternative suggestions!  Hope it helps!  Good luck!

    Post # 15
    2858 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @NewberryBride:  You could still have touches of the kelly green. Like for the dress of the flower girl (if you’re having one), or the men’s ties, the girls’ accessories and shoes. Just have the peach in different ways, e.g. for the groom’s tie, the flowers, the decor. 

    The green will probably show up even more if you only have touches of it. If you went for the BMs in that colour, they’d probably stand out more than you would. 

    Post # 16
    2497 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @NewberryBride:  I love the emerald dress (both the color and the style)! I feel like grey dresses and grey suits could potentially be too matchy matchy and a little drab. I hope you go for the pop of color!

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